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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 29, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 29, 2011

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A collection of your debt ceiling limericks

by Marketplace Staff Jul 29, 2011
Last week, we asked folks to send in limericks that had to do with the debt ceiling. Check out a selection of your poetry.
What's in your wallet?

What's in your wallet, Matthew Kelson?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Jul 29, 2011
A Michigander in Los Angeles tells us why he keeps currency from across the border in his wallet.

The debt ceiling crisis, in limericks

by Marketplace Staff Jul 29, 2011
The Great Recession, the housing bubble burst, and the on-going debt ceiling debate aren't easy to laugh about, but Dr. Goose and Money listeners try to bring some humor with economic limericks.
Shelf Life

Becoming the 'Innocent Spouse'

by Tess Vigeland Jul 29, 2011
The day after Carol Ross Joynt's husband died, she learned that he was being investigated for criminal federal tax fraud. She discusses the tax clause that protected her from the liabilities of her husband's actions.
Transportation Nation

More toll roads and higher tolls for U.S. drivers

by David Schultz Jul 29, 2011
Cities across the nation are opening more toll roads and raising prices at existing ones to help supplement tight budgets.

Letters: Selling yourself, Social Security over the generations

by Marketplace Staff Jul 29, 2011
Tess Vigeland and fill-in Money producer Paddy Hirsch read your responses to our stories.

Getting Personal: Tax burdens and deliniquent student loans

by Marketplace Staff Jul 29, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof from Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine answer listener's money questions.

The post-divorce mortgage limbo

by Peter O'Dowd Jul 29, 2011
Signing divorce papers may mean your marriage is over, but not your mortgage. Many divorcees end up in financial limbo over the homes they shared with their spouses.

The Tooth Fairy's feeling the recession too

by Marketplace Staff Jul 29, 2011
Even people in the magical realm have tightened their belts since the Great Recession. The Tooth Fairy has been paying children less money for their baby teeth.

What to do in a time of financial uncertainty

by Marketplace Staff Jul 29, 2011
It's easy to panic in these shaky economic times, but two financial experts give their advice on how to maintain perspective and control over yourself and your money.
Piggy Bank Award

Piggy bank Award: A short and sweet limerick tweet

by Marketplace Staff Jul 30, 2011
This week's piggy bank winner succinctly laid out how the long political debate over the debt ceiling makes him and the markets feel.

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