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The Federal Reserve announced that it would lower long-term interest rates to try to encourage consumer spending. But the plan may have limited impact on the economy.
You're trying your best to choose the most ethical, environmentally-friendly apples and chickens, but here are some more factors to consider before you decide to eat local.
Ireland is still rolling in tough economic times. Many citizens may want an exit from their crippling debts, but the country's brutal bankruptcy laws prevent them from filing.
Matt Haughey says he's in his best financial condition yet, but his credit score is still low. John Ulzheimer of SmartCredit.com says credit scores need a little elbow grease to maintain, but are a fair assessment of a person's finances.
This week's little blue piggy goes to a listener who just made the final payment on $21,480 worth of credit card debt with the help of his family.
Marketplace Money for Friday, September 23, 2011