Mar 11, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, March 11, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, March 11, 2011

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Helping seniors downsize their belongings

Mar 10, 2011
After decades of living, you end up with a lot of stuff. "Senior movers" help confront the mess when seniors decide to downsize and move to a smaller home or a senior living community.

Do you deserve your tax breaks?

Mar 10, 2011
As commentator Ron Lieber filled out his taxes and saw all the breaks he's entitled to, he wondered why he qualifies for them at all.

Getting Personal: Starting a business, new investing rules

Mar 10, 2011
Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answer your questions about the new rules of investing for twenty-somethings, starting a business and an update on a previous caller and his dream convertible.
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Explaining financial behavior on a napkin

Mar 10, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to Carl Richards about the simple napkin drawings he uses to explain our complicated relationships with money.

What's in your wallet, Neal Radler?

Neal Radler talks about why he keeps his grandfather's library card in his wallet.

B of A lowers interest rates for some cardholders

Mar 11, 2011
Are you one of the lucky ones? Bank of America so far is the only card company who's admitted publicly of lowering rates. Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith says this may be a sign that credit card issuers are loosening up.
A man shows off some of his credit cards.
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A loan option for those with bad or not credit

Mar 11, 2011
Many banks are cutting interest rates for their best credit customers, but for most of the population, credit is still hard to come by. One option for some in California is a fast growing company that offers loans to low…

Future retirees beware: Biased investment advice

Mar 11, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary about what people should be aware of when they receive advice on their 401(k) plans.
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AARP challenges HUD on reverse mortgages

Mar 11, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to Jean Constantine-Davis, a lawyer with the AARP Foundation, about the AARP's lawsuit against the U.S. housing department.
The shadow of a house key falls over a mortgage application form.
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