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Comparing online calculators

| Feb 8, 2008
Try plugging some numbers into online retirement calculators and you might end up with very different answers. Tess asks Russ Wermers how to find a calculator that measure ups.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Educating Rico: Retirement

Rico Gagliano | Feb 8, 2008
Rico Gagliano learns that father knows best -- especially when it comes to saving for retirement -- on our latest installment of "Educating Rico."
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Trend forecaster

| Feb 8, 2008
In honor of fashion week in New York City, we explore the cutting edge with trend forecaster Helen Job.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Feb 8, 2008
Chris and Tess talk about small businesses, retirement contribution confusion, Class A vs. Class C shares, transferring stocks and covering college debt with insurance.

Health care on campus

| Feb 8, 2008
When you're planning college costs, be sure to factor in health insurance. Tess talks to Kim Clark about the evolution of the college clinic.

Big record labels can't "Rock On"

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 8, 2008
The Internet has transformed the way that we buy music, much to the discontent of record labels. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Dan Kennedy, former Atlantic Records employee and author of the new book "Rock On," about why the culture of big record labels isn't friendly toward new technology.
Posted In: Books, Entertainment, Jobs

Housing crisis leaves many in the dust

| Feb 8, 2008
As big homebuilders nationwide face their worst crisis in decades, the damage from the huge supply of unsold homes they built is rippling to lots of innocent bystanders. Steve Tripoli reports from a half-finished subdivision in South Carolina.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs

Week on Wall Street

| Feb 8, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

No guarantee after end of strike

Stacey Vanek Smith | Feb 8, 2008
Hollywood writers are set to meet with their union's negotiators on Saturday to review a deal that may end their strike. But many writers who return to work may find themselves without a job. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Oh, Canada!

Janet Babin | Feb 8, 2008
While the U.S. struggles with a slowing economy, Canada's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in decades. Rich in commodities, the country has reaped the benefits of increased global demand. But will isolation from economic downturn last forever? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Travel