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Before You're Six Feet Under

| Feb 4, 2006
More than half of all Americans don't have a basic will. But dying without an estate plan could create a financial and emotional hassle for your loved ones. Joining Kai to discuss estate planning is Elizabeth Arnold, the author of the new book, <em>Creating the Good Will.</em>
Posted In: Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Ahead of the Curve

| Feb 4, 2006
Do you want to predict the stock market? What number should you care about? Unemployment rate? Consumer Confidence? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- author Joseph Ellis talks about the market's bottom line.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The Chronicles of Enron

| Feb 4, 2006
We all know the saying "don't put all your eggs in one basket." But workers are still way too invested in their own company's stock. MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston explains the danger of ignoring the lesson of Enron.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Living Kid Free

| Feb 4, 2006
There's a new American dream. The picket fence is still there. So is the hope of a nice career. But, you might not find the 2.5 kids playing in the backyard. Alex Cohen reports.

Harm or Heal?

| Feb 4, 2006
Health Saving Accounts -- the new trend in health care -- are supposed to help you sock away money for when you get sick. But do they really work? You might want to know because President Bush is looking to push these programs. <em>Marketplace's</em> Hillary Wicai reports.

"Day in the Work Life": Pool Player

| Feb 3, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we look at the all angles with a pool player.
Posted In: Jobs

Is unemployment as low as it looks?

Bob Moon | Feb 3, 2006
US companies hired almost 200,000 people in January. The Labor Department says that cuts the unemployment rate a couple tenths to 4.7&#37;. Last time it was that low? July, 2001. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Economy

Denmark feels the sting from Muslim boycott

Stephen Beard | Feb 3, 2006
The largest foodmaker in Denmark says it's losing $2 million a day from a boycott in the Mideast over editorial cartoons printed in a Danish newspaper. From the European Desk in London, Stephen Beard has the story.

Young and unemployed in France

Eleanor Beardsley | Feb 3, 2006
In France, the youth unemployment rate is one of the highest in Europe, which many say contributed to the outbreak of violence last November in the country's suburbs. The French government is trying to get young people back to work, but no one's thrilled about the proposals. Eleanor Beardsley reports.

David Johnson checks in

Tess Vigeland | Feb 3, 2006
Tess Vigeland checks in with Dallas stock broker David Johnson to find out about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street