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Mailbag for September 8, 2006

| Sep 8, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: collecting Social Security, consolidating student loans, and accessing a credit report.
Posted In: Investing

Rating the hedge funds

| Sep 8, 2006
Hedge funds aren't for the rich anymore; average investors are putting cash into these risky ventures. But it's been hard to know just *how* risky hedge funds actually are... until now. Kai talks with Forbes' Paul Maidment.
Posted In: Investing

Making a virtual impression

| Sep 8, 2006
Everyone wants to impress their boss. Our own Jane Lindholm takes us on her journey to score brownie points. No ticket needed. But you might want to power up your computer.
Posted In: Jobs

Money Matters: Life after debt

| Sep 8, 2006
You've cut up your credit cards. You've paid down some of the debt. How do you rebuild your financial life? Kai talks with MSN's Liz Pulliam Weston.

401K questions

| Sep 8, 2006
The new pension bill gives employers the power to automatically enroll workers in 401(k) plans. That means employees need to be more pro-active. Ross Levin is the President of Accredited Investors, Inc. He provides a checklist of what you need to know.

Foreclosures… The money pit?

| Sep 8, 2006
Foreclosures are up 40 percent nationwide this year. Buying discounted real estate is another way to get into the housing market. Be careful, though. Cheap property can carry hidden costs. Marketplace's Steve Tripoli reports.

Liberty bonds not for all

Scott Jagow | Sep 8, 2006
Post 9/11 redevelopment watchdog Bettina Damiani talks with host Scott Jagow about who is and isn't benefiting from the federal Liberty Bonds program.
Posted In: New York, Washington

9/11's impact on aviation industry

| Sep 8, 2006
Aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia discusses how the the airline industry has changed in the five years since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Posted In: New York

Which way for the Fed?

| Sep 8, 2006
Mixed economic signals could give Federal Reserve Board members a headache when trying to decide what's next for interest rates. Sarah Gardner reports.

'Ring Me Up, Scotty'

Amy Scott | Sep 8, 2006
Forty years after its debut, the Star Trek TV series is still generating a universe of revenue possibilities. Amy Scott reports.

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