Jun 1, 2012

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In a country crafted from dreams, can someone with their head in the clouds succeed? We talk to a man who turned down millions for his land in order to start his own resort. Plus, here's something for those of…

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50 million Americans living in poverty

Jun 1, 2012
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population lives at or below the poverty line. Author Peter Edelman thinks that's unacceptable.
A man named R.J. eats a free meal at the St. Anthony Foundation dining room in San Francisco.
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Latest airline fee: $35 per carry-on?

Jun 1, 2012
Ahead of the summer travel season, some airlines are charging for carry-on bags. Industry expert David Parker Brown is defending the new fee.
A baggage handler loads bags onto a cart at San Francisco International Airport.
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Letters: Real estate entaglements with family members

Jun 1, 2012
Tess is joined by senior producer Paddy Hirsch and credit expert Liz Weston to talk about credit utilization, bankruptcy amongst seniors, and the down side of buying real estate for your kids.

Investors beware: IPOs are a big boy's game

Jun 1, 2012
In the wake of Facebook's IPO, senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains why individual investors are at a sharp disadvantage.

Ski slope dreams

Jun 1, 2012
Former ski bum Troy Caldwell has been following his dream of opening his own ski resort for years... at any cost.

Chasing dreamers: Life with an entrepreneur

Jun 1, 2012
While Meg Hirshberg's husband Gary chased his dream, she made the kind of sacrifices necessary to succeed.
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To sleep, perchance to dream... about money

Jun 1, 2012
Psychologist Michael Lennox discusses the meaning of money in your dreams.
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Breaking a buck

Jun 1, 2012
Money market mutual funds are just as vulnerable to the temperaments of Wall Street.

How to get a job, in charts and graphs

Jun 1, 2012
This week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award goes to a consultant who presented the interview process in witty, pithy infographics.
One of several infographics Elisabeth Fosslien created about what she learned as a consultant who interviews potential employees.
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In a country crafted from dreams, can someone with their head in the clouds succeed? We talk to a man who turned down millions for his land in order to start his own resort. Plus, here’s something for those of you who dream of swimming in money — literally, you dream about swimming in money. You and Scrooge McDuck. We talk to a dream reader about the financial dreams you have while you snooze. And in chasing a dream, you have to pay attention to what’s happening with loved ones on the sidelines.