Mar 16, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, March 16, 2012

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Believe it or not, but going to the gym could help with your finances. “People who start exercising, also use their credit cards less,” says author Charles Duhigg. We'll learn about the power of habit and how it can make…

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The price of happiness in the workplace

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Commentator Teresa Amabile on the misconceived correlation between paychecks and joy.

Living a cashless life

Mar 16, 2012
Almost everyone takes plastic these days, but it’s not like pot dealers take cards... or do they?
We seem to be heading toward a society where cash simply isn’t welcome.
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The money illusion

Mar 16, 2012
Professor Stephen J. Rose says it's not about how much things cost, but how much they cost relatively.
Professor Stephen Rose says we shouldn't be focusing on the price of things as much as the prices relative to how much we make.
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Sweating out bad spending habits

Mar 16, 2012
Author Charles Duhigg suggests our bad financial habits may be changed by sweating more.
Incentives to stay healthy.
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Finding a good financial adviser

Mar 16, 2012
CBS MoneyWatch’s Jill Schlesinger on the right questions to ask before handing your financial future over to a pro.
Choosing the right person to handle your finances should be taken seriously, says Jill Schlesinger.
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The effort to keep the small town doctor around

Mar 16, 2012
As more and more people move to urban areas, how do you keep doctors down on the farm?

Your tax limericks

Mar 16, 2012
Readers from around the U.S. sent us their opinions of taxation in limerick form.
Limericks about taxes...if that's not an Irish-American combo, what is?
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Piggy for a young saver

Mar 16, 2012
Ten-year-old Richard Chapel mowed lawns for a whole summer for a new basketball hoop.
A piggy for Richard Chapel from Granger, Indiana.
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Believe it or not, but going to the gym could help with your finances. “People who start exercising, also use their credit cards less,” says author Charles Duhigg. We’ll learn about the power of habit and how it can make us better savers. Most of us are habituated to cash, but have you ever tried living without it? The pros and cons of going cashless. Also, advice on how to find the right financial adviser, reviewing the lessons of Greg Smith’s Goldman Sachs op-ed bomb, and Dr. Goose brings us your tax-themed limericks.

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