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Day in the Work Life: Fiddling around

| Jul 21, 2006
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we tune up with a violin maker.

Buzzword: Burnable movies

| Jul 21, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: burnable movies. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, July 21, 2006

Chris Farrell | Jul 21, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on using a Roth IRA, investing a small windfall of cash and using credit card transfers.

Money Matters: Unconventional financial wisdom

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 21, 2006
Can mating patterns of female guppies help you succeed on Wall Street? Author Michael Mauboussin's new book finds financial wisdom in some unconventional places. He sits down with Kai for a conversation.

Women, save for retirement!

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 21, 2006
Women tend to live longer then men. That makes retirement savings even more important. USA Today's Sandra Block tells us what women can do to prepare for their golden years.
Posted In: Retirement

Debit block

Kai Ryssdal | Jul 21, 2006
It's one of the best kept secrets in the debit card industry -- and it's not consumer friendly. Kai speaks to Ed Mierzwinski of the Public Interest Research Group.

Mini-mani and pedi

| Jul 21, 2006
What do kids want these days? You might find the answer at your neighborhood spa. Steve Tripoli reports on the grownup tastes today's of tweens and teens.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

The cost of cool

Lisa Napoli | Jul 21, 2006
The nation is in the middle of a heat wave, but don't let high electricity bills make your wallet suffer a meltdown. We sent Lisa Napoli to consider the costs of keeping you cool.

Dell's profits crash

Amy Scott | Jul 21, 2006
The Texas computer maker said today that its profits may fall as much as 30% due to slowing computer sales. Is the PC market poised for a swan dive? Amy Scott takes a look.
Posted In: Investing

Louisiana sues feds over oil revenue

Hilary Wicai | Jul 21, 2006
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco is suing the federal government over oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico. She claims the feds are cutting her state out of royalties it deserves. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington