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"Day in the Work Life": Mailman

| May 16, 2004
The U.S. Postal Service carries 46 percent of the world's mail volume. To keep this operation running smoothly, the Service employs 845,000 people. On this week's edition of "A Day In The Work Life" -- our weekly look at how people trade their time for money -- we hang out with a letter carrier in Portland, Oregon. Weather may not keep him from his appointed rounds, but man's best friend is another story.
Posted In: Jobs

Secrets of six figure women

| May 16, 2004
According to the Labor Department, women make about 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. However, there’s one area that women’s wages are growing faster than men’s: paychecks that run into six figures. That particular statistic comes from the book, "Secrets of Six Figure Women," by Barbara Stanny. She talked to more than a 150 women who earn more than $100,000 dollars to find out how they got there. And she’s sharing those secrets with Kai.
Posted In: Jobs

"Buzzword": OPEC

| May 16, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance --OPEC. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for May 15, 2004

| May 16, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on selecting good retirement books, talking to your children about finance, and improving your asset allocation.
Posted In: Investing

Factoid: Employeer sponsored health care

| May 16, 2004
Wonder why so many employers don't spring for health insurance?

Coping without health care

Ashley Milne-Tyte | May 16, 2004
The latest figures say that at least 44 million Americans don't have health insurance. Some experts believe that number could be higher. What are your options if you don't have health insurance? Is there a way to navigate the system? Ashley Milne-Tyte finds out.

Understanding the market

| May 15, 2004
Mercurial might be one way to describe the markets this week. Confusing might be another. Kai takes the market's pulse with Diane Swonk, the Chief Economist at Bank One Corporation.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

"Straight Story": Investing in vice

| May 9, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Vice investing is hot, hot, hot. Chris Farrell is ready to extinguish the flame.
Posted In: Investing

Factoid

| May 8, 2004
What percentage of dads are stay-at-home parents?

Parent, number #1 job credential

| May 8, 2004
This weekend, millions of moms will receive flowers, cards, and hugs. Or how about a diploma from a graduate school in management? Ann Crittenden, an author and journalist, says raising a family teaches management lessons and, in fact, is the best job credential in the world.

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