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Geffen's beach

| May 30, 2005
Vacationers come to Malibu expecting to the beach, but in fact, much of the shoreline's obstructed by multimillion dollar homes. Like the one owned by music mogul David Geffen. For several years now, Geffen's been fighting to keep people off 'his beach'. One problem: the beach is public.

College allowance

Youth Radio | May 30, 2005
It's graduation season, and as parents worry about covering college tuition next fall, college-bound kids are trying to figure out how much more they can squeeze out of Mom and Dad. From Youth Radio, Lauryn Silverman reports.

Pharmacy Careers

| May 30, 2005
If you want a job in medicine, you've usually got to invest years in school. Unless you plan to work behind the local pharmacy counter.

Sound Money Letters for May 27, 2005

| May 27, 2005
Time for us to peek into the Sound Money letters bag. Don’t miss the missives.

The "Buzzword": Junk Bond

| May 27, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "JUNK BOND." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

"Day in the Work Life": A Retail Ethnographer

| May 27, 2005
On this week's A Day in the Work Life...our weekly look at how folks trade time for money... we analyze our shopping habits.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for May 27, 2005

| May 27, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting long term care insurance, using emergency savings to buy a big ticket item, and buying a house with 401k money.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: No Inflation

| May 27, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Chris explains the conundrum behind long-term interest rates.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: "The Flight of the Creative Class"

| May 27, 2005
What do Boise, Idaho, San Francisco, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina have in common? They're among the top ten cities ranked by "Creativity Index." Here to explain why that index is instrumental to your career success is Professor Richard Florida. His new book is "The Flight of the Creative Class."

Redefining Rebates

| May 27, 2005
Mail-in rebates aren't small change these days. You could receive as much as $150 for buying cell phones and other electronics. But that money doesn’t always come easily. <i>USA Today</i> personal finance columnist Sandra Block shares tips on redeeming rebates.

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