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How to throw a great party and save money

Jul 22, 2011
It's hot and sticky, but air conditioning is expensive. We turn to the Dinner Party Download guys to get tips on how to get your party on this summer without a huge air conditioning bill.

Suze Orman on the financial basics, FICO

Jul 22, 2011
Financial guru Suze Orman discusses why it's hard for some people to hear the truth about their finances and her issue with FICO.

A look at Dodd-Frank, one year later

Jul 22, 2011
The Dodd-Frank law was passed to help prevent another economic crisis. One financial expert grades the law, one year after it was passed.

Getting Personal: A YouTube business, the risk tolerance for a circus aerialist

Jul 22, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times answer listener questions.

Beware of Save-ageddon!

Jul 22, 2011
Here in Los Angeles, Carmageddon came and went without a hitch. Citizens heeded the warnings and the predicted epic gridlock didn't happen. Tess Vigeland wonders if there's a way to scare people into saving for retirement too.

Social Security, by the generations

Jul 22, 2011
Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at what role Social Security will have for the different generations of her own family.

How to sell yourself, literally

Jul 22, 2011
Looking to make a little extra cash? Reporter Adriene Hill shares what body parts and fluids people can sell legally in the U.S.

Do you really know your credit score?

Jul 22, 2011
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report on credit scores. It turns out the credit score number you have isn't necessarily the one businesses are using to decide whether to lend to you.