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Marketplace Money for Friday, May 24, 2013
May 24, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, May 24, 2013

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It's time to take control of your finances -- and take control of your life. This week we talk with a young man looking for a way to get out of his parents' house and explore the financial burden parents face when their adult children live at home. And meet a listener who has finally found a job after six years of unemployment, but needs help handling her paycheck. Also, if you have questions about money -- as so many of you do -- it could be time to seek professional help. We answer all of your questions about hiring a certified financial planner. Plus, we check in on Moore, Okla., to see how the town is doing after it was devastated by a tornado and explore how difficult it could be for residents to navigate the insurance claims process and start rebuilding.

Segments From this episode

'It brought us together' -- Life in Joplin two years after tornado

May 23, 2013
Two years after a tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., the town is rebuilding its infrastructure and community.

Afraid to spend money: The psychological trauma of long-term unemployment

May 24, 2013
After six years of unemployment, Maria once again has a steady paycheck. She is ready to budget responsibly and save for the future, but how should she factor in spending money on her wants as well as her needs?

Oklahoma tornado victims take steps toward rebuilding

May 24, 2013
Residents in Moore, Okla., are banding together to rebuild their community following a devastating tornado that claimed lives and caused massive property damage. How difficult will the insurance claims process be for these victims?

Not-so-empty nests: When adult children live at home

May 24, 2013
A lot of parents are finding their living spaces crowded by adult children who have moved back in -- or never moved out. When is it time to give your kids a gentle nudge to take control of their own finances and go it alone?

Reality show puts firing power in the hands of employees

May 24, 2013
"Does Someone Have To Go?" is a new reality show on the Fox network. It allows office mates the authority to fire their co-workers in an attempt to repair the workplace environment. A cruel concept or a smart way to weed out unproductive employees?

Your guide to hiring a financial planner

May 24, 2013
In a tight financial spot? Or maybe you'd like ideas on smarter ways to spend your hard-earned money? Then perhaps it's time for you to seek professional help and hire a financial planner. But before you do, take a look at our tips on how to find the perfect planner for your personal finances.

It’s time to take control of your finances — and take control of your life. This week we talk with a young man looking for a way to get out of his parents’ house and explore the financial burden parents face when their adult children live at home. And meet a listener who has finally found a job after six years of unemployment, but needs help handling her paycheck. Also, if you have questions about money — as so many of you do — it could be time to seek professional help. We answer all of your questions about hiring a certified financial planner. Plus, we check in on Moore, Okla., to see how the town is doing after it was devastated by a tornado and explore how difficult it could be for residents to navigate the insurance claims process and start rebuilding.