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Oct 12, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, October 12, 2012

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This weekend, a full show dedicated to our listeners and any personal finance questions you might have. Liz Weston, personal finance columnist with MSN Money,  joins host Tess Vigeland to cover a diverse range of topics. From improving your credit score to managing student loan debt, short selling your underwater house to paying off all those credit cards -- we're answering your questions and offering up sound advice.

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Retiree: Pay for a house outright or carry a mortgage?

Oct 12, 2012
One retiree is seeking to sell her house and move. But she wonders whether it would be wiser to pay for a house with cash or carry a mortgage in retirement.
Do you have a retirement plan?
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Advice for when you're drowning in credit card debt

Oct 12, 2012
It's a situation facing many Americans -- you're thousands of dollars in debt with seemingly no end in sight. What can you do? MSN's Liz Weston offers some advice.
Mortgage rates are down. So are auto loans. What about credit card rates?
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Paying for school when you're already in debt

Oct 12, 2012
When you pursue higher education with a big debt load weighing you down, it can be hard to figure out how to manage your scarce resources and still achieve your goals.
College graduates
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When to move on from your underwater mortgage

Oct 12, 2012
One homeowner wonders what she should do with the underwater home she rents out when it's draining her finances.
A "for rent" sign is posted in front of a house.
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How parents should handle their child's student loans

Oct 12, 2012
When you're a parent helping your kids pursue their dreams and paying for their college education, what do you do when your debt suddenly skyrockets?
What do you do when your student loans pile up?
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Should you take on debt to help your credit score?

Oct 12, 2012
Many of us have heard that in order to keep our credit in good standing, it is actually best to keep some debt on the books. But is there really any truth to this?
Calculating your debt.
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This weekend, a full show dedicated to our listeners and any personal finance questions you might have. Liz Weston, personal finance columnist with MSN Money,  joins host Tess Vigeland to cover a diverse range of topics. From improving your credit score to managing student loan debt, short selling your underwater house to paying off all those credit cards — we’re answering your questions and offering up sound advice.