Mar 4, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, March 4, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, March 4, 2011

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What's in your wallet, Kevin McManus?

This week we go to Pasadena, Calif. to look in the wallet of Kevin McManus.

'Sheepish bulls' are coming back to Wall Street

Mar 4, 2011
What's a good way to lose money in the market? Buy high and sell low. A surprising number of people are doing exactly that. Jason Zweig, of the Wall Street Journal, talks about this emerging class of so-called "Sheepish Bulls."

Learning humility by losing your job

Mar 4, 2011
Commentator Samantha Barnes describes what it's like to readjust to a new identity when you're forced to take a new, less quality job.

Letters: Not everyone likes Chris; You, your kids and college

Mar 4, 2011
Host Tess Vigeland and senior producer Deborah Clark dig in the Marketplace Money mail bag and respond to listener comments.

Getting Personal: Long term care, 401(k)s and timeshares

Mar 4, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions. On the show this week, we'll find all about long term care insurance, how difficult it'll be to get rid of a timeshare and whether it's ever a good idea to stop contributing to a 401k account.

Hackers target smart phones

Mar 4, 2011
You might want to think twice about whipping out your iPhone or Android while waiting in line at the grocery store. Hackers are now targeting smart phones to get your passwords, credit card data and even your exact location.

Offices moving from cubicles to wide, open spaces

Mar 4, 2011
Cube drones, the days of generic gray walls and desks may soon be over. More offices are opting for more open layouts, which some say inspire greater collaboration and creativity.
Offices of the social marketing firm, Mr. Youth.
Stacey Vanek Smith/Marketplace

Twenty-somethings taking longer to reach adulthood

Mar 4, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to Dr. Richard Settersten, co-author of "Not Quite Adults," about why today's young adults are taking a longer path towards adulthood.

Pensions or 401(k)s: Which is better?

Mar 4, 2011
Are you one of the few that still have a pension? Lucky you! More and more companies are ending pensions are opting for 401(k)-style plans and that isn't the greatest news for many.