Jul 30, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, July 30, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 30, 2010

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Staying alive into the new year

Jul 30, 2010
The estate tax lapsed last year and if Congress does not vote to reinstate it, estates larger than one million dollars will be taxed upon death as of Jan. 1. Laura Sanders of the Wall Street Journal joins Tess Vigeland to discuss further.

Letters: lawsuits and financial literacy

Jul 30, 2010
Host Tess Vigeland reads some of your thoughts on the lawsuit against the 99 Cent Only store, the recently created Office of Financial Literacy, and our recent story on mortgage modifications.

Getting Personal

Jul 30, 2010
Host Tess Vigeland and MSN's Liz Pulliam Weston answer listener questions on: Is there such a thing as 'good debt', is it better to pay off a mortgage or reserve some cash to build up your savings and is it wise to pay off debt using a home equity line of credit?

Make your home more energy efficient

Jul 30, 2010
Host Tess Vigeland and Marketplace Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill discuss methods you can use today to help reduce energy use and those hefty electric bills.

Negotiating tactics for women

Jul 30, 2010
Studies show that women aren't great negotiators. Often times, women don't want to come off as aggressive or boasting. Marketplace Money follows up on a story we did last year on why women make such lousy negotiators.

Lowering the cost of college textbooks

Jul 30, 2010
Text book prices have increased 7 1/2 percent in the past two years, according to the Labor Department. A new law taking effect this month aims to softened the burden for college students. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.

The latest theft site for hackers

Jul 30, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Nicholas Percoco of Trustwave, an information security group, about how hackers can get your credit card information during a hotel stay.

Teens getting behind the wheel later

Jul 30, 2010
It used to be that teens were racing to get their license. But with the Internet, teens can socialize and study together without having to go anywhere, which makes a license a less pressing need.