Jul 12, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, July 12, 2013

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For the next few weeks, we're devoting Marketplace Money to the basics, concepts like banking, investing, saving and credit. This week, we're devoting the show to money, how we interact with it, and what the future of money looks like. The next time you hold a dollar in your hand, consider this: money is just paper. It only has value because we all believe it does. But where does this collective faith in money's worth come from? Also, a look at how money is portrayed in pop culture. Plus, we explore the best ways to save, spend and invest your money. And forget the Washingtons and Benjamins. Dump the credit cards. These days, Bitcoin and mobile phones pay for stuff. How are new currencies changing our behavior? Finally, a visit to the future spenders of money: children, and a few personal finance experts suggest their favorite finance-related books for your summer reading list. 

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A few picks for your summer reading list

Jul 11, 2013
Personal finance experts recommend books to dive into this summer.

Personal Finance 101

Jul 12, 2013
Answering your questions on personal finance and helping you understand the basics of what you need to know about money and banking.

How technology can change the way we interact with cash

Jul 12, 2013
As technology evolves and makes it easier for consumers to use their phones to pay for things, will it change our behavior as well?

Money: The myth we all believe in

Jul 12, 2013
Those pieces of paper we call cash only have value because we all believe they do. So, why does our collective faith in money actually work?

Teaching high school students how to save

Jul 12, 2013
A group of high school students spends a day navigating the complicated financial decisions of adulthood.

The world of alternative currencies

Jul 12, 2013
Are we moving towards leaving our cash and credit cards at home?

For the next few weeks, we’re devoting Marketplace Money to the basics, concepts like banking, investing, saving and credit. This week, we’re devoting the show to money, how we interact with it, and what the future of money looks like. The next time you hold a dollar in your hand, consider this: money is just paper. It only has value because we all believe it does. But where does this collective faith in money’s worth come from? Also, a look at how money is portrayed in pop culture. Plus, we explore the best ways to save, spend and invest your money. And forget the Washingtons and Benjamins. Dump the credit cards. These days, Bitcoin and mobile phones pay for stuff. How are new currencies changing our behavior? Finally, a visit to the future spenders of money: children, and a few personal finance experts suggest their favorite finance-related books for your summer reading list.