Sep 16, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, September 16, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, September 16, 2011

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Suffering from discount fatigue

Sep 16, 2011
With a plethora of deals websites like Groupon out there, it's possible you may never have to pay full price for anything again. But comedian Kristina Wong is tired of all the discounts.

Spain's foreclosure crisis

Sep 16, 2011
In Spain, an average of 300 homes are foreclosed daily. Former home owners not only lose their houses, but they must also continue paying the mortgage for homes they don't own.

It makes sense to save to spend if...

Sep 16, 2011
We challenged our resident napkin artist Carl Richards to explain the logic (or lack of) behind "spend to save," with what else? A napkin drawing.

More older, educated Americans filing for bankruptcy

Sep 16, 2011
More evidence that higher education doesn't necessarily protect you from financial disasters: The number of Americans with advanced degrees filing for bankruptcy jumped 20 percent over the last five years.

Getting caught in a mass layoff

Sep 16, 2011
Mass layoffs are still in force, more than two years after the recession started. The newly unemployed face stiff competition amongst their peers, but also find strength in their numbers.

Getting Personal: Emergency funds, credit scores

Sep 16, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' personal finance questions.

Marriott, Hilton... Or your home

Sep 16, 2011
Instead of staying at a hotel next time you travel, why not try a stranger's extra bedroom or guesthouse? We take a look at the pros and cons of this unusual arrangement.

How to DIY a degree

Sep 16, 2011
A bachelor's degree is almost a requirement to enter the middle class these days. But author Anya Kamenetz thinks that people can cobble together a "DIY degree" with a little ingenuity and hard work.

Piggy Bank Award: For a better financial future

Sep 16, 2011
This week's piggy prize goes to someone who wants to make smarter financial decisions.