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May 6, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, May 6, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, May 6, 2011

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What's in your wallet, Jen Reel?

An Austin, Texas resident holds a key in her wallet that gives her access to a couple hundred cars.

A look at air travel this summer

May 6, 2011
Summer travel season is nigh and exotic beaches are calling travelers. Learn what you can expect in terms of fares -- and where to find deals -- and if Congress' Passenger Bill of Rights really makes traveling easier.

Missing money? How to claim it

May 6, 2011
It may be hard to imagine, but sometimes people forget about money and property that they have. Bob Moon talks to Valerie Jundt of Keane Unclaimed Property about how to check if you have any "lost" money to claim.

Getting Personal: Rental properties, debts

May 6, 2011
Marketplace Money guest host Bob Moon and Liz Weston answer listener questions. On the show this week, we'll find out when it's time to give up on a rental property that isn't making money, how to handle a seven-year-old debt that is now in collections and whether or not you should take your name off of a credit card account that is not yours... but is giving you a good credit history.

Could there be another Flash Crash?

May 6, 2011
Wall Street did normalize after the Dow dropped a harrowing 600 points in just a few minutes last year, but some investors say not enough is being done to prevent another Flash Crash.

Los Angeles by electric bike: An alternative, alternative commute

May 6, 2011
Cars outnumber drivers in Los Angeles nearly two to one, but you don't necessarily need one to get around, according to one frugal commuter who does it on an electric-assisted bike.

Learning to live and work in a foreign country

May 6, 2011
More Americans may be heading abroad for work assignments. Companies are investing in consulting firms to help employees and their families adjust to living and working in a foreign country.

How to keep your chin up during the job search

May 6, 2011
As weeks bleed into months, it's hard to stay hopeful about your job search. A career coach offers some advice on how to keep on chuggin'.

What we spend on Mother's Day

May 6, 2011
It's probably impossible to pay back all that your mother has done for you, but here's a financial tally of how Americans try to give it their best shot on Mother's Day.

Class of 2011 wary of job prospects

May 6, 2011
The job market may be picking up, but many soon-to-be college graduates still feel uncertain about landing a job after graduation.