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Medical power of attorney & living wills

Tess Vigeland | Jul 11, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura continues his discussion with host Tess Vigeland about planning for the end with a conversation about medical power of attorney and living wills.
Posted In: Health, Retirement

Planning for death: Social worker

| Jul 11, 2008
We present another take on the tough business of planning for the end. This week, we hear from Isabella Vidrialis, a clinical social worker at a hospice in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Tattoo artist

| Jul 11, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we go under the needle with tattoo artist Albert Sgambati.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jul 11, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about insurance options, suspiciously high interest rates and education savings.
Posted In: Health

A very liquid asset

Caitlan Carroll | Jul 11, 2008
In these tough economic times, investors are running from stocks to commodities. This enthusiasm has bred a whole new crop of commodities just waiting to be uncorked. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Food

Which reward is right for your wallet?

Jeff Tyler | Jul 11, 2008
Credit cards that offer perks are enticing consumers left and right. But who's really gets the rewards -- you or the credit card company? Jeff Tyler reports.

Straight Story: Time matters

Chris Farrell | Jul 11, 2008
Checking the balance on your retirement account is more cringeworthy every day. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the sinking market.

Summer School: A barrel of oil

| Jul 11, 2008
We're taking you back to the basics with our summer refresher course on finance terms. Today, what exactly is a barrel of oil?
Posted In: Oil

Is $200-a-barrel oil in our future?

Tess Vigeland | Jul 11, 2008
The cost of oil continued its rise this week. Where's the tipping point? Host Tess Vigeland asks oil analyst Tom Kloza how high the price of a barrel of oil will have to go before demand lessens.
Posted In: Oil

Microsoft, Netflix in streaming deal

Richard Core | Jul 11, 2008
Microsoft and Netflix say they've reached a deal that would make it possible to stream movies over the Internet to your TV, provided your set is...