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Owning your home used to be a symbol of stability. But since the housing market crashed, some people are questioning whether owning a home is worth the trouble.
It's depressing standing next to the pump watching the dollar figure climb higher and higher for less and less gas. But one professor explains why he thinks $5 a gallon will be less shocking for consumers than $4 a gallon.
Host Tess Vigeland and Kiplinger's Kathy Kristof discuss whether it's a good idea to accept an offer to hold the mortgage on your home loan, how to plan for an impending lay off and how much money an independent freelancer should save for taxes.
We used to write letters to complain about bad service, but these days the best way to get a company's attention is to tweet them. A listener shares her story.
The Credit Card Act was intended to crack down on some of the banks' more egregious behavior. A new Pew report says it worked. We learn where the credit card world is today and some issues card users should know.
Emily Yoffe, aka Slate.com's "Dear Prudence," gives tips on how to broach touchy subjects like spreading the word of your impending foreclosure to friends and family, and what to tip your delivery man.
Marketplace Money for Friday, May 13, 2011