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Mar 9, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, March 9, 2012

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Marketplace's Sarah Gardner sits in as guest host for Tess Vigeland this week as we take a look at the so-called "student-loan debt bomb." Also on the show, bill collectors have found new and disturbing ways to turn a profit. We look at what the government's doing to protect you from "zombie" debt. And, what exactly do Girl Scouts learn by selling those Samoas and Do-Si-Do's? Listen to that and more this week on Marketplace Money.

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Chasing your debt

Mar 9, 2012
More and more, people with outstanding debts are finding themselves in the crosshairs of swarms of collections agencies.

Job seekers and helicopter parents

Mar 9, 2012
An expert in advising college graduates on job searches feels the pain of parents trying to help their 20-something kids find a job.

What to do if your credit history is 'thin'

Mar 9, 2012
Living debt-free is a good thing, right? Those with little or no credit history are finding out you really can be "too thin."

What do Girl Scouts learn from selling cookies?

Mar 9, 2012
It's Girl Scout cookie season and you know what that means: Swaths of girls and parents hawking Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos in supermarket parking lots and workplaces across the country. But what's the real lesson here?
Courtesy Girlscouts.org

Getting Personal: Trashing your old tax documents

Mar 9, 2012
Host Sarah Gardner and MSN's Liz Weston answers your personal finance conundrums.

Student loans could be the next economic 'debt bomb'

Mar 9, 2012
Total outstanding student loan debt is expected to surpass a trillion dollars in 2012. So what does that mean for education and the economy?

We want your tax limericks!

Mar 9, 2012
St. Patrick's Day is approaching and so is tax time. So we're holding a contest. Send us your tax-related limericks.

Why you should learn how to code

Mar 9, 2012
Commentator Farhad Manjoo says coding will help you keep your job or help you make a case for a raise.

Marketplace’s Sarah Gardner sits in as guest host for Tess Vigeland this week as we take a look at the so-called “student-loan debt bomb.” Also on the show, bill collectors have found new and disturbing ways to turn a profit. We look at what the government’s doing to protect you from “zombie” debt. And, what exactly do Girl Scouts learn by selling those Samoas and Do-Si-Do’s? Listen to that and more this week on Marketplace Money.