May 21, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, May 21, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Segments From this episode

Time for a Roman holiday?

May 20, 2010
David Lytle of Frommers.com talks to Tess Vigeland on how best to take advantage of the falling value of the euro against the dollar and the unrest in Greece.

Getting Personal

May 21, 2010
Tess Vigeland and personal finance expert Kathy Kristof of CBS MoneyWatch take your questions on how money mixes with romance and family.

Needs and Wants: Kids and Allowances

May 21, 2010
Beth Kobliner and her daughter, Becca, negotiate an allowance system that both can agree on.

Drachma dreams

May 21, 2010
As Greece falls into a recession, Greeks are girding themselves for a tough financial future and pining for the days of the drachma.

Credit cards are back with open arms

May 21, 2010
But consumers aren't exactly rushing back to the plastic.
Credit cards
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Gulf Shore family trying to stay afloat

May 21, 2010
The Thrasher family of Gulf Shores, Ala. are barely hanging on financially after a series of hurricanes, the mortgage crisis and now, the BP oil spill.

Reconsidering the retail rebate

May 21, 2010
Legislators in New Jersey introduce a bill that would make sure consumers get their rebates, without the hassle of paperwork.

Greek crisis may have impact in U.S.

May 21, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Jacob Kirkegaard about how Greece's financial crisis can have an impact on American workers and the U.S. economy.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.