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Dec 31, 2010

Marketplace Money for Thursday, December 31, 2010


Marketplace Money for Thursday, December 31, 2010

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Economic wishes for 2011

Jan 1, 2011
It's time to look forward to the new year. Here's what Marketplace's regulars are wishing for in 2011.

How consumerism has gone through "spend shift"

Jan 1, 2011
In the wake of the Great Recession, the American consumer has learned to be more price-conscious and selective about purchases. Co-author John Gerzema explains his theory of a "spend shift."

Going "green" can be cutting jobs

Jan 1, 2011
Hotels around the country are urging their customers to "make a green choice" and opt out of daily housekeeping for their rooms. But cutting back on water and electricity might also be cutting back on something else: jobs. Sean Cole reports.

A friendlier, more personal payday lender

Jan 1, 2011
Marketplace's Alisa Roth visits a new kind of payday lender that is part of an FDIC pilot program. The program gives payday loans -- but it gives borrowers get personalized financial advice and more time to repay the loans.

Connecting professionals with volunteer opportunities

Jan 1, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to Rachael Chong, CEO of the nonprofit Catchafire, which matches professionals with charities and nonprofit organizations who can use their skills.

Charities using more social media to raise funds

Jan 1, 2011
More and more people are using plastic, which makes it hard to donate to the Salvation Army folks with the red kettles. So the Salvation Army -- along with other nonprofits -- are using social media to collect donations.

To give or not to give: It's all about the brain

Jan 1, 2011
Commentator and author Jonah Lehrer takes a look at how we decide to give to others. He finds it has a lot to do with emotional response, and what our brains can handle.

Getting Personal: How 2010 affected your wallet

Jan 1, 2011
Marketplace Money's personal finance experts Kathy Kristof, David Lazarus, and Liz Pulliam Weston review the most important events from the year past that affected your wallet and what to expect from the year ahead.

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