Sep 7, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, September 7, 2012

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You've always heard that student debt is the one thing you cannot get rid of in bankruptcy. Turns out, there are exceptions -- but not many. We'll hear what the courts are saying to people who declare themselves "hopeless." It's…

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Keep it simple

Sep 7, 2012
Bank regulation and personal finance is just as simple as catching a frisbee -- even a dog can do it.

It's OK to cry at work

Sep 7, 2012
A new study finds that crying at work has no negative impact on your standing with your company or prevent you from being promoted.
One physical reason women cry more than men at work is that female tear ducts are smaller then men's. While men's eyes may just well-up when they cry, tears stream down women's faces.
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How to cure the wealth virus

Sep 7, 2012
Actor Hill Harper discusses why it is important for everyone -- rich and poor -- to really understand money and its place in our lives.
Actor Hill Harper.
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A marriage on and off stage

Sep 7, 2012
A couple shares how they manage being each other's spouse and business partner.

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Sep 7, 2012
We all want to be money smart, but who has time to study all that money lingo? The executive editor of CBSMoneyWatch.com broke down all those tough personal finance decisions in a new book.
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No time like the present to buy a car

Sep 7, 2012
Americans are buying more cars this year due to incentives like zero money down, zero percent financing for five or even six years. Learn tips on how to buy your dream car for less.
Doing a little homework before going into a dealership will help buyers gain the upperhand during negotiations.
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Narrowing Louisiana's wage gap.

Sep 7, 2012
Louisiana has one of the largest pay disparities between men and women in the U.S. But new legislation and a coastal restoration project may help bridge that gap.

Student loans and bankruptcy

Sep 7, 2012
All kinds of loans can get dismissed in bankruptcy work, except for student loans. But there are some exceptions to this rule.

When it comes to home insurance, read the fine print

Sep 7, 2012
Consumer advocates warn that some home insurers have been holding premiums steady by providing less coverage.

Who's responsible for your happiness at work?

Sep 7, 2012
Is it your boss or co-workers? Commentator Teresa Ambile weighs in.

You’ve always heard that student debt is the one thing you cannot get rid of in bankruptcy. Turns out, there are exceptions — but not many. We’ll hear what the courts are saying to people who declare themselves “hopeless.” It’s easy to always feel like you never have enough money. Even wealthy people claim there’s just never enough. Why? Actor Hill Harper on curing our financial ills. And we’ll hear from a married couple about what it’s like to have a relationship that moonlights as a business partnership.

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