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Aug 20, 2010

Marketplace Money for Thursday, August 20, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Thursday, August 20, 2010

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Chicago families still trying to get by

Aug 19, 2010
Tess Vigeland checks in with Steve Ostrowski and Iris Bess, who were both profiled when Marketplace went to Chicago. Steve was unemployed and Iris had unemployment through an Illinois work program that is soon to expire.

Getting Personal: Your money and your kid, taxes while abroad

Aug 19, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace Money's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listener questions and e-mails about how to deal with financial ties with you and your children and paying your taxes while you're living abroad.

Marketing affairs: How to advertise paramours

Aug 19, 2010
Marketplace's Sean Cole decides to give Noel Biderman a shot at something a lot of media outlets don't give him: A chance to talk. Biderman's company runs several niche dating websites, including one for married people looking for an affair.

Money grows in this treehouse

Aug 20, 2010
Mike Lane wanted to make sure his girls learned the value of work and money early on -- so he made them landlords of a treehouse in the backyard. Marketplace's Josh Rogosin pays them a visit.

U.S. and China: A difference in choices

Aug 20, 2010
After living in China for three and a half years, reporter Scott Tong recently returned to the U.S. And while shopping in the grocery store, he wondered whether we have too many choices here.

Debating the future of Fannie, Freddie

Aug 20, 2010
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were on the hot seat this week, as government officials debated their future. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Tess Vigeland about what Republicans and Democrats want to see happen to the mortgage giants.

MasterCard, your new best friend?

Aug 20, 2010
Ron Lieber of the New York Times talks with Tess Vigeland about a new program from MasterCard that will and set controls on your credit or debit spending, and cut you off when you disregard your own budget.

5 years after Katrina, YURPs move in

Aug 21, 2010
The population of New Orleans is about 80 percent of what it was pre-Katrina thanks to a growing population of so-called YURPS: Young Urban Rebuilding Professionals who showed up to help bring the city back and stayed.