Jan 28, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, January 28, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, January 28, 2011

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What's in your wallet, Ben Willman?

Ben Willman tells us why he doesn't have a typical "man wallet" and what he carries in it.

Getting Personal: Funding education, a mortgage

Jan 28, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MoneyWatch's Kathy Kristoff talk about why Twitter isn't good for investing advice and answer your questions about non-loan options to pay for college, paying down student debt and whether you can have too much money to qualify for a loan.

A mortgage modification mess

Jan 28, 2011
Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for TARP, said the government's mortgage modification program has been "abysmal." Karin Andreen has been through the modification process and talks with Tess Vigeland about her horror story.

What to do -- and write -- if you have a customer service complaint

Jan 28, 2011
Columnist Timothy Noah held a complaint letter-writing contest on Slate. He talks with Tess Vigeland about where to go if you have a complaint. And the contest's winner, Keith Bertrand, weighs in on what he wrote in his letter to get a response.

The differences between broker and investment advisor

Jan 28, 2011
Sometimes it's not exactly clear what the difference is between an investment advisor and a broker. The Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to remedy that.

How to pay down that holiday debt

Jan 29, 2011
It's that time of year -- to try and pay off the debt you piled up during the holidays. Here's a tip on how to get started.

High-tech auto gadgets could help enforce safer driving

Jan 29, 2011
Cars are getting equipped with technology that are aimed at changing bad driving habits. It may also help to save some cash, too.

German companies shift conditions for older workers

Jan 29, 2011
Germany raised its retirement age by two years to 67. Now companies and employees are discovering the unexpected consequences.

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