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Mailbag for Friday, March 2, 2007

| Mar 2, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on switching the name on a Roth account, investing in stock options, and cleaning up a bad investment.
Posted In: Investing

Buzzword: Wage insurance

| Mar 2, 2007
Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has recently bubbled to the top of the news. This week's buzzword is "Wage Insurance." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Emergency savings 101

| Mar 2, 2007
The feds want Americans to save more. So they've come up with a plan. Tess talks with Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money.
Posted In: Economy, Savings

Investment Clubs: Fairfax

| Mar 2, 2007
In the latest installment of our investment club series, host Tess Vigeland takes us to Fairfax, Virginia. Meet a group of ladies who make homemade cinnamon rolls and invest in some sweet deals on the S&P 500.

Alternative minimum tax = maximum headache

| Mar 2, 2007
The AMT is becoming a dirty word in the tax code. This year, more Americans will face the alternative minimum tax. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

Get yourself a little online privacy

| Mar 2, 2007
Like it or not, the web is a library for your personal information. So how hard is it to make what's public private? Jeff Tyler finds out.

Selling menopause

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Mar 2, 2007
Some women still prefer to make quiet references to "the change" and men want nothing to do with it, but a growing number of women are not only talking — and laughing — about menopause, they're turning a profit.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

High school business outlook 101

Scott Jagow | Mar 2, 2007
Ever wonder what teenagers are thinking about the world of business and finance? One high school teacher in Delaware says it's the things that affect them, of course: minimum wage and gas prices.

Is the worst yet to come?

Scott Jagow | Mar 2, 2007
It's been a dizzying week on Wall Street as a wave of sell-offs swept world markets. U.S. markets have managed to rebound for the most part, but some folks overseas think we might take a bigger hit yet.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

YouTube signing the bit players

Janet Babin | Mar 2, 2007
The major studios and TV networks are holding out for a substantial chunk of YouTube's advertising revenue, but in the meantime, smaller content providers have been flocking to the online video site.
Posted In: Science