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Marketplace Money for Friday, October 4, 2013
Oct 4, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, October 4, 2013

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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. And yearning to move... up. Isn't that idea of economic mobility central to who we are as Americans? So what does it mean now? Is there a glass floor, preventing people from improving their lives? Plus, a look at foreign and domestic adoptions. What you should look for in an agency? What should you prepare for in terms of costs? Perspectives from a family and a social worker. And, lots of you wrote in asking this question…How do you fix an error on a credit report. Are all errors worth your time?

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Are you investing for retirement in the right way?

Oct 4, 2013
Answering listener questions about retirement investing.

The problem with 'opportunity hoarding'

Oct 4, 2013
You've heard about the glass ceiling. But what about a "glass floor"?

Can the government take on good and bad debt?

Oct 4, 2013
For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
The recently reopened San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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Is adoption an affordable option for you?

Oct 4, 2013
We hear all the time about how expensive adopting a child can be -- but what can prospective parents really expect when they start the process?

7 lessons the U.S. government could learn from Marketplace Money

Oct 4, 2013
Our listeners are a smart, helpful bunch when it comes to money. Congress seems like it could use some help...
A view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. 
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How to fix an error on your credit report: A guide

Oct 4, 2013
Fixing a mistake in your credit report can be frustrating and complicated. Here's a guide to help you know where to go and what to do.

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. And yearning to move… up. Isn’t that idea of economic mobility central to who we are as Americans? So what does it mean now? Is there a glass floor, preventing people from improving their lives? Plus, a look at foreign and domestic adoptions. What you should look for in an agency? What should you prepare for in terms of costs? Perspectives from a family and a social worker. And, lots of you wrote in asking this question…How do you fix an error on a credit report. Are all errors worth your time?