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Look Ahead for September 30, 2005

| Oct 1, 2005
What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Poverty Rate

| Oct 1, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance &mdash; "Poverty Rate." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

"Day in the Work Life": Scientific Illustrator

| Oct 1, 2005
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we get the graphic details from an illustrator.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for September 30, 2005

| Oct 1, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using an inheritance, finding a financial planner, and selling Northwest stock.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story": The Brewing Bankruptcy Storm

| Oct 1, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris issues a warning for the brewing bankruptcy storm.

From the Money Matters Desk: Kids and Finances

| Oct 1, 2005
On this week's Money Matters &mdash; our regular look at how to improve your bottom line &mdash; we learn the best way to teach junior the ins and outs of the stock market. Janet Bodnar offers a mini-tutorial from her newest book, <em>Raising Money Smart Kids</em>.

The Money Pit: Home Equity Lines

| Oct 1, 2005
Alan Greenspan and his friends at the Federal Reserve continue to hike up short-term interest rates. And if you've got a home equity line of credit, you might be in for a rude, rate awakening. Real estate expert Elizabeth Razzi explains how not to let your home equity line turn into a money pit.
Posted In: Housing

Blind Trusts

| Oct 1, 2005
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is under investigation over the sale of stock in his blind trust. Joining Kai to talk about the rules of a blind trust is David Kirkpatrick of <em>The New York Times</em>.

"Educating Rico": The Slings and Arrows of Life Insurance

| Oct 1, 2005
In the latest installment of "Educating Rico," our hero ponders an age-old personal finance mystery &mdash; to buy life insurance or not.
Posted In: Investing

Pure Energy

| Oct 1, 2005
As winter approaches, so does the need for warmth. Can you heat your home without overheating your wallet? <em>Marketplace's</em> Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

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