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Day in the Work Life: Golf Pro

| Oct 15, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" — our regular look at how folks trade time for money — we tee off with a PGA golf pro.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for October 14, 2005

| Oct 15, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using revolving credit, researching mutual funds, and investing in retirement or college savings.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Inflation Hype

| Oct 15, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris deflates inflation expectations.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: Debt 101

| Oct 15, 2005
If you have debt, pay it off immediately, right? Not so fast says Liz Pulliam Weston, author of the new book <em>Deal with Your Debt.</em> On this week's Money Matters &mdash; our regular look at how to improve your bottom line &mdash; she defines the difference between good debt and bad debt.

Spam, Stock and Mix &mdash; A Recipe for Disaster

| Oct 15, 2005
Is your inbox flooded with spam emails saying buy! Buy! Buy!? Joshua Cyr "bought" to see if he could turn a profit. He shares his spreadsheet with Kai.
Posted In: Investing

Reforming the Tax Code

| Oct 15, 2005
Finding an alternative to the Alternative Minimum Tax? Lowering the mortgage interest deduction? Implementing a value added tax? All these ideas were floated by President Bush's tax panel. Joining Kai to discuss what might rise to the surface is Clint Stretch from Deloitte and Touche.
Posted In: Taxes

Trash or Treasure

| Oct 15, 2005
Underneath that rubbish &mdash; are their riches? Alex Cohen finds out the do's and don'ts of dumpster diving.

Genes in the Workplace

Bob Moon | Oct 14, 2005
Genetic testing could lead to better health care. But the fear is that it could also lead to discrimination and inability to get health coverage. This week, IBM announced that it would not use genetic information when making hiring or benefits decisions. What does IBM's move mean for the future of genetic privacy? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Jobs

In an Investment Club with Personality?

| Oct 14, 2005
Ever get together with friends, have a glass of wine and beat the pants off the S&P 500? If you're an active member of an investment club and you're not shy, then you and your club members might be perfect for a new segment on <em>Marketplace Money</em>.
Posted In: Investing

Inflation: the dreaded word

Hilary Wicai | Oct 14, 2005
In September, consumer prices saw their biggest jump in 25 years. Energy prices are up 12 percent &#8212; the sharpest rise since the feds started keeping records back in '57. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy

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