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For some, it's their first big purchase with their own money. Others, it's paying rent for the first time. People shared with us when they first felt financially independent.
Feeling a little wary about diving into Wall Street? An entrepreneur merged social media and stock indexes to create a fantasy investing world, where you can invest without losing any real dollars but potentially win some greenbacks too.
Comedian Albert Brooks' outlook for 2030 is a little bleak -- Social Security and Medicare are shot, the youth are tired of shouldering the burden of baby boomers. But hey, at least cancer is cured! But even that comes with negative consequences.
First, it was simply the dollar signs. Then the numbers. And sometimes, prices disappear entirely on some restaurant menus. Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at why restaurants are making it more difficult to figure out prices.
It's Little Brother too: That girl sitting across from you in a cafe with free Wi-Fi or even the guy who just brushed past you on the sidewalk can hack into your laptop or smart phone. The proliferation of easy hacking programs and spy gadgets make it easier than ever for someone to break into your online accounts.
Marketplace Money for Friday, July 1, 2011