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Marketplace Money for Friday, November 15, 2013
Nov 15, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, November 15, 2013

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This weekend, Marketplace Money’s host Carmen Wong Ulrich calculates the cost of homeownership with a first time home buyer.  Jennifer wants to buy, but does the math and her motive align with the investment?  Plus, what do you do with $500,000 in a savings account?  When you meet a fee-only financial planner, how do you prepare yourself to get the most out of that conversation?  Author Amy Tan talks pickles and soup.  Eating out shaped the way she lives money.  And Carmen also gets a guide to rating charities. 

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Family finance lessons: Author Amy Tan

Nov 13, 2013
"Joy Luck Club" author Amy Tan tells us what money lessons she learned from her family, growing up in China.

3 tips to survive this year's crazy holiday travel

Nov 14, 2013
Jason Clampett, cofounder of travel news website Skift, joins the show to talk holiday travel planning.

No magic number for retirement

Nov 14, 2013
Want to retire early? Make sure you properly plan ahead with these tips.

How to find reputable charities

Nov 15, 2013
When disaster hits, a lot of people want to give back and support those in need. But how do you make sure your money is going where it needs to go?

Ask Carmen: Home-buying checklist

Nov 15, 2013
We get a lot of questions on when to buy a home. Carmen Wong Ulrich shares some tips to make sure you're ready.

This weekend, Marketplace Money’s host Carmen Wong Ulrich calculates the cost of homeownership with a first time home buyer.  Jennifer wants to buy, but does the math and her motive align with the investment?  Plus, what do you do with $500,000 in a savings account?  When you meet a fee-only financial planner, how do you prepare yourself to get the most out of that conversation?  Author Amy Tan talks pickles and soup.  Eating out shaped the way she lives money.  And Carmen also gets a guide to rating charities.