Nov 9, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, November 9, 2012

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The country voted this past week. What does President Barack Obama's re-election mean for health care and the fiscal cliff? We also look at the impact of local elections on your personal finance. Plus, America honors its veterans this week.…

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Why local elections matter more to your personal finance

Nov 9, 2012
Elections with national implications get a lot of media attention, but it's the local races that can have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.

Arizona board grants emergency funds to needy vets

Nov 9, 2012
Vets often face long delays in resolving disability claims, and need assistance to tide them over.

Websites encourage kids to learn about finance online

Nov 9, 2012
Virtual bank accounts allow parents to deposit allowance online and teach kids about spending and saving.

The future of TV: A pay-per-network model?

Nov 9, 2012
Can you imagine a future where you pay only for the TV channels you actually watch?
Can you imagine a future where you pay only for the cable channels you actually watch?
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Health care, fiscal cliff still raising questions post-election

Nov 9, 2012
Now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, it's time to get to work. Two pressing issues: moving forward with the Affordable Care Act and the looming fiscal cliff.

Patients should discuss money with their doctors

Nov 9, 2012
When you receive bad news from your physician, money is often the last thing on your mind. But it's something you should consider. One doctor offers a few tips.

A veteran serves his country through farming

Nov 9, 2012
Most of us don't think of the words "farmer" and "soldier" together. But surprisingly, farming may be a great option for soldiers returning home from war.

The argument in favor of payday lending

Nov 9, 2012
Critics of payday lending say the industry is ripe for abuse and should be tightly controlled. Commentator Tom Lehman says the practice can actually be helpful, for individuals and the financial system as a whole.

A letter from Tess

Nov 9, 2012
Tess Vigeland shares a few observations after hosting Marketplace Money for six years.
Tess Vigeland shares a few observations after hosting Marketplace Money for six years.
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The country voted this past week. What does President Barack Obama’s re-election mean for health care and the fiscal cliff? We also look at the impact of local elections on your personal finance. Plus, America honors its veterans this week. Their biggest burdens aren’t just mental or physical — they’re also financial. And in a perfect world, you would only have to pay for the cable channels you actually watch, right? We’re exploring the future of TV.