Nov 4, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, November 4, 2011

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We talk to the author of a classic job-hunting book "What color is your parachute?" and offer some job-hunting advice. Plus, find out which city leads the nation in credit scores in this episode of Marketplace Money from American Public Media.

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What's in your wallet, Lee Transue?

A New Yorker decides to clean out his wallet and finds a lucky charm he got in New Orleans.

How to crack into today's job market

Nov 3, 2011
The tiny increases in jobs in the U.S. aren't anything to shout about, but it means that someone out there is now employed. We look at what it takes to get a job in today's market.

Creating jobs with a caffeine fix

Nov 3, 2011
Starbucks is going to tackle the jobs problem in the U.S. by helping finance microloans to American small businesses.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
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Personal finance for life

Nov 3, 2011
Marketplace's Chris Farrell shares what he learned about personal finance at his latest college reunion.

Low credit scores plague Texas cities

Nov 4, 2011
Low incomes along with a lack of financial literacy make residents of Harlingen, Texas, susceptible to crushing credit score choices.

'What color is your parachute?' -- 40 years later

Nov 4, 2011
We talk to the author of a classic job-hunting book about whether his advice still applies in today's market.
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Wisc. city tops nation in credit scores

Nov 4, 2011
A combination of a diverse economy, affordable housing and hard-working citizens may be the reason why Wasau, Wisc. boasts the highest credit scores per capita in the U.S.

Getting Personal: Family financial matters

Nov 5, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of Kiplinger's Magazine answer listeners questions.

Piggy Bank Award: Teaching the true cost of college

Nov 5, 2011
We are rewarding a math teacher today for helping her students understand the costs of college attendance.

We talk to the author of a classic job-hunting book “What color is your parachute?” and offer some job-hunting advice. Plus, find out which city leads the nation in credit scores in this episode of Marketplace Money from American Public Media.