Oct 14, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, October 14, 2011

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Our parents have a huge influence on how we manage our money. Car-sharing services are on the rise. Auto makers aren't shaking in their boots. Occupy Wall Street is comprised of a diverse group of people. A "one-percenter" -- investment adviser Josh Brown -- explained to the executives of his industry why American citizens are so angry at them.

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'Make the Bread, Buy the Butter'

Oct 13, 2011
We learn what's cheaper -- and tastier -- to make at home and what you should just buy from the grocery store.
Homemade bagels are cheaper than store-bought ones. Jam and butter, just buy at the store.
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Learning about retirement from mom

Oct 13, 2011
Your parents have a huge influence on how you deal with money. A personal finance columnist shares what she learned about retirement from her mother.
Saving for retirement
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What's in your wallet, Christian Crocker?

A former personal trainer who suffered a terrible car accident shares what he keeps in his wallet to keep himself motivated.

Car shares may double as an extended test drive

Oct 14, 2011
On the fence about what car to buy? New car-sharing services like RelayRides and Zipcar are making it easier for people to rent out automobiles and test drive them.

Voices from Occupy Wall Street

Oct 14, 2011
From unemployed college grads to homemakers, reporter Stacey Vanek Smith talks to the people who are protesting in Zuccotti Park.
Occupy Wall Street protesters.
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Dear Wall Street, this is why the people are angry

Oct 14, 2011
Josh Brown may be in the same group as the bankers and brokers that the Occupy movements are protesting against, but he's just as angry as the protestors are at his own industry.

What should your stock portfolio look like?

Oct 14, 2011
The erratic ups and downs -- particularly the downs -- of the market may make you want to run away from Wall Street. But we talk about asset allocations and how to do it right.
Balancing your portfolio.
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Getting Personal: How to get out of an $85,000 hole

Oct 14, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' money questions.

Piggy Bank Award: For a stable 'micro-economy'

Oct 14, 2011
This week's piggy is awarded to a couple who made smart money decisions for their own "micro-economy."
The Marketplace Money Piggy Awards.
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Our parents have a huge influence on how we manage our money. Car-sharing services are on the rise. Auto makers aren't shaking in their boots. Occupy Wall Street is comprised of a diverse group of people. A "one-percenter" — investment adviser Josh Brown — explained to the executives of his industry why American citizens are so angry at them.