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Imagine a world without credit cards
What would happen if we all cut up our plastic and switched to cash? Sean Cole reports on a hypothetical world without credit cards.
Straight Story: Financial independence
Marketplace Money Economics Editor Chris Farrell give his views on what it means to have financial freedom.
How I'm helping the economy . . .
The Fourth of July is all about getting into the patriotic spirit. For some, that can include how you spend your money. Here are some thoughts on spending to serve your country.
Copywriter pitches himself for new jobs
More than 32,000 advertising jobs have been wiped out from targeted Internet ads and the recession. To get back into the job market, some are taking unconventional approaches. Steve Henn talked to one copywriter who exposed himself for shock value.
Day in the Work Life: Uncle Sam
We hear from a man who takes his red, white and blue very seriously.
Very different states of unemployment
How much money people get in their unemployment checks -- and even whether they're eligible for jobless benefits -- depends a lot on where they live. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Going abroad for internships
The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.
Vacation savings: Are we there yet?
Travel-book publisher Pauline Frommer talks with host Stacey Vanek-Smith about where good vacation deals can be found this summer. And Stacey looks into what it costs to camp.
Host Stacey Vanek-Smith and Economics Editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' questions about annuities, affording a seaside condo, timeshare properties, and secured credit cards.