Jul 1, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, July 1, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 1, 2011

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What's in your wallet, Candice Dalessandro?

One Alabama resident's wallet is filled with mementos from past and current jobs she's had.

When did you feel financially independent?

Jul 1, 2011
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.

The ups and downs of pretend investing

Jul 1, 2011
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.

Like: No "dislike" button on Facebook

Jul 1, 2011
Commentator Rob Walker talks about why adding a "dislike" button to Facebook is the opposite of what Facebook is all about.

Getting Personal: Saving for retirement, recovering from a bankruptcy

Jul 1, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer listener questions.

'The Real Story of What Happens to America'

Jul 1, 2011
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.

The case of the disappearing menu prices

Jul 1, 2011
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 not just Big Brother watching

Jul 1, 2011
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.