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Mar 18, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, March 18, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, March 18, 2011

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What's in your wallet, Kelly Raver?

Kelly Raver shares some of the sentimental items in her wallet that reminds her of the hardships she emerged from years before.

How to financially prepare for disasters

Mar 18, 2011
People are thinking more about disaster preparedness since the tsunami in Japan. Tess Vigeland talks to Candysse Miller of the Insurance Information Network of California about how to prepare a disaster financial plan.
A man walks along a street through debris and past destroyed buildings in Kamaishi town in Iwate prefecture, northeastern Japan.
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Suze Orman's 'New American Dream'

Mar 18, 2011
The new American Dream means no debt, living below your means and within your needs, and getting the same pleasure out of savings as you do from spending. Personal finance maven Suze Orman explains in an interview with Tess Vigeland.
Financial guru Suze Orman.
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A no-lose, no-cash out way to gamble

Mar 18, 2011
Marketplace's Sean Cole looks at a game where people use real money to place bets, even they know they'll never, ever win.

Confidence about retirement security low

Mar 18, 2011
Americans are more pessimistic than ever about their prospects for a comfortable retirement, according to a new survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer explains why.

Getting Personal: Money and babies, debt collection

Mar 18, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer your questions about financially preparing and protecting your little ones and debt-collecting etiquette.
Getting Personal
Marketplace

How to talk to your parents about money

Mar 19, 2011
Talking about money can often feel like you're walking into a minefield, but it's important to talk to your aging parents about money. Tess Vigeland picks up some times on how to broach the touchy subject.
Saving for retirement
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Getting paid to take care of mom and dad

Mar 19, 2011
There are millions of caregivers in this country who look after an older family member - and a growing number of them is getting paid to do the job. Elder law attorneys have been drawing up more contracts that deal with how to care for mom or dad, and get compensated.