Jun 29, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, June 29, 2012

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Raging fires in Colorado have displaced thousands and the financial effects are just beginning to surface. We have tips on preparing your finances for a natural disaster. And we talk to a photographer who asked, "What would you take from…

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To a daughter who made her mom proud

Jun 28, 2012
A proud mom nominates her daughter, who weathered a year of unemployment, for this week’s Piggy Award.
Carol Belanger's daughter Victoria whipped up cheap and delicious jello creations to socialize with her friends without breaking the bank.
Gisela Francisco

More sharing for greater efficiency

Jun 29, 2012
Social media and smartphones are fueling a "sharing economy," where freedom from possession trumps ownership.

Starting financial education young

Jun 29, 2012
What lessons can be learned from a fourth-grade economics class taught by high school seniors?
Conrad Ukropina, left, and his classmate Chris Tesorero, both high school seniors, give economics lessons to fourth grade students.
Devin Robins

What would you take from your burning house?

Jun 29, 2012
If your home was suddenly ablaze, what would you save from the flames? A photographer, who collects photos of people's "burning house" possessions, talks about what people's choices say about them.
Michelle Ashton, from London, would rescue something practical and something sentimental.
Courtest It Books

Let (financial) freedom ring

Jun 29, 2012
We asked listeners what financial independence means to you.

The lessons of losing everything

Jun 29, 2012
A couple who lost almost everything in the Colorado wildfire talks about how they prepared for a natural disaster and how they keep a positive attitude.
Part of the Waldo Canyon fire is viewed on in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The health care mandate and your wallet

Jun 29, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled that President Obama's health care mandate is constitutional. So what does that mean for citizens?
Protestors stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Kris Connor/Getty Images

To stand or sit at work?

Jun 29, 2012
More officer workers are choosing to stand instead of sit at work. The trend may mean better focus and even a longer life.

The smell of prosperity or illness?

Jun 29, 2012
The residents of Roxana, Ill. debate if the oil refineries in and around their town represent jobs and money, cancer or something else.

Raging fires in Colorado have displaced thousands and the financial effects are just beginning to surface. We have tips on preparing your finances for a natural disaster. And we talk to a photographer who asked, “What would you take from your burning house?” Plus, need a reason to ditch your office chair? The benefits of standing at your desk. We also drop in on a fourth-grade economics lesson taught by high school students. And we look at how you define financial independence.

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