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Marketplace Money is on hiatus this week

Sep 28, 2012
We're in San Diego working hard to bring you a special show set to air next week on the tough choices poor people have to make.

Health care and consumer spending

Jun 27, 2012
A big chunk of "consumer spending" is really money we spend on health care.
Posted In: healthcare, healthcare spending, consumer finances

Making progress on household debt

Jun 25, 2012
The good news: Households are reducing debts. The bad news: There remains a considerable way to go.
Posted In: Mortgages, household debt, Economy, income, loans

Handguns and the economics of safety

Jun 22, 2012
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland heads to the shooting range to learn about the cost of gun ownership and home safety (and takes on a zombie while she's at it)
Posted In: gun, safety, personal security

Charitable giving hangs on

Jun 20, 2012
Charitable giving adds up to 2 percent of real gross domestic product, down from a recent peak of 2.3 percent in 2001.
Posted In: Charitable giving

What are high fees costing you?

Jun 19, 2012
A theme of these blog posts is that fees matter when it comes to investment returns.
Posted In: fees, investment fees, retirement savings plan, Calculators

Happy (Financial) Independence Day

Jun 18, 2012
Marketplace Money wants to know: What makes you feel financially independent?
Posted In: question, financial independence

Global turmoil and retirement planning

Jun 13, 2012
What should investors -- especially those in their 50s and 60s -- do with their already diminished retirement savings?
Posted In: retirement savings, Investing, Savings, inflation, Economy

A bleak household financial picture

Jun 11, 2012
The financial toll on families from the dreadful economy of recent years is enormous.
Posted In: debt, Savings, net worth, family finances, student loans

The mobile Internet economy

May 31, 2012
The troubled Facebook IPO is casting a pall over high tech (wrongly, I think). The signal moment for the emergence of an even larger digital economy wasn't Facebook. It was Apple's iPad. It's the visible symbol of the rapid embrace of wireless data -- video, images, content, data and communication -- throughout the global economy. A safe forecast: The mobile Internet will transform personal finance.
Posted In: Internet, smartphones, digital, Personal Finance, borrow, health care, pets
 

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It's good to have a laugh or chuckle amid all the news about this troubled economic time. So, we're posting some of the best humor we can find from the Web and your suggestions. We hope the jokes and items below lighten your load. Keep smiling!

 
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