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Marketplace Money for Friday, November 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, November 29, 2013

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This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich addresses some usual – and unusual – questions about how family and finances mix during the holiday season. First, reporter Stacey Vanek Smith shares the myriad ways stores use technology to stalk customers while they shop, in hopes of making them spend more money. Plus, psychiatrist Gail Saltz joins the program to discuss how people rationalize overspending on gifts for loved ones and ways to break that bad financial habit. Also, Greg Graffin of the punk rock band Bad Religion reflects on how his spending habits were shaped by his frugal father. And, a pair of personal finance experts debate the value of the financial literacy movement.

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Family finance lessons: Punk rock professor Greg Graffin

Nov 21, 2013
Bad Religion's singer and biology Ph.D. Greg Graffin talks about what he learned growing up with two professors of parents.

As holiday shopping ramps up, so does data tracking

Nov 26, 2013
Retailers are increasingly using data tracking to figure out what you want to buy.

Financial Feud: Financial Literacy

Nov 27, 2013
39 states now have financial curriculum standards in their schools, which means, there's a new teacher in town.

Ask Carmen: Family secrets

Nov 29, 2013
How should you handle keeping things secret from your family? Carmen and guest Dr. Gail Saltz talk to listeners.

This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich addresses some usual – and unusual – questions about how family and finances mix during the holiday season. First, reporter Stacey Vanek Smith shares the myriad ways stores use technology to stalk customers while they shop, in hopes of making them spend more money. Plus, psychiatrist Gail Saltz joins the program to discuss how people rationalize overspending on gifts for loved ones and ways to break that bad financial habit. Also, Greg Graffin of the punk rock band Bad Religion reflects on how his spending habits were shaped by his frugal father. And, a pair of personal finance experts debate the value of the financial literacy movement.