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Marketplace Money for Friday, June 06, 2014
Jun 6, 2014

Marketplace Money for Friday, June 06, 2014

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This week, guest host David Lazarus of the LA Times and Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith discuss the latest report on data brokers. Should you be worried about what they're doing with your information? Financial journalist Ilyce Glink talks with David about the fall and rise of home-equity loans. Jessica in Orlando, Florida wants to know if it makes more financial sense to buy a more expensive home in a good school district or spend nearly $10,000 a year on private school tuition. Then, Kim in Minneapolis writes in to find out if credit counseling is the best way to tackle her student loans plus $24,000 in credit card debt leftover from an old relationship.  Mary Beth Franklin, a contributing editor at InvestmentNews, talks with guest host David Lazarus about how to get the most out of your Social Security benefits.

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This week, guest host David Lazarus of the LA Times and Marketplace’s Stacey Vanek Smith discuss the latest report on data brokers. Should you be worried about what they’re doing with your information? Financial journalist Ilyce Glink talks with David about the fall and rise of home-equity loans. Jessica in Orlando, Florida wants to know if it makes more financial sense to buy a more expensive home in a good school district or spend nearly $10,000 a year on private school tuition. Then, Kim in Minneapolis writes in to find out if credit counseling is the best way to tackle her student loans plus $24,000 in credit card debt leftover from an old relationship.  Mary Beth Franklin, a contributing editor at InvestmentNews, talks with guest host David Lazarus about how to get the most out of your Social Security benefits.