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