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Battling identity theft

| Dec 13, 2004
Identity theft is growing faster than any other white-collar crime in the US. So what can we do about it? Host Tess Vigeland talks to Bob Sullivan, author of the identity theft book, Your Evil Twin, about some of the techniques and challenges involved in fighting this highly profitable crime.

The Best Gift Ever - Wolfgang Puck

| Dec 13, 2004
Today, the first installment in our holiday series--The Best Gift Ever!

But will a bank take it?

| Dec 13, 2004
Tired of worrying about the falling dollar? Maybe it's time to invest in another kind of money: NONEY! Robin Amer reports on a popular alternative currency created by an American artist that continues to grow in value.

"Day in the Work Life": Photographer

| Dec 12, 2004
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our look at how folks trade their time for money...we take a peek through the lens of a New York City shutterbug.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Productivity

| Dec 12, 2004
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 - "Productivity." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for December 11, 2004

| Dec 12, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on staying away from pyramid schemes, investing money from the sale of a house, maxing out contributions on a 401k, and picking a self-employed retirement account.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Life Planning

| Dec 12, 2004
Most of us have heard of financial planners. They help you manage your money. But is that enough? Life planners offer to merge your financial hopes with your life goals. Which planner might better serve you? Kai finds out from George Kinder, the author of the book "The Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life."

Dollar Primer

| Dec 12, 2004
We’ve received a lot of letters from listeners worried about the future of their investments and the declining dollar. But what does a weak dollar really mean? Zanny Minton Beddoes of the Economist Magazine offers some perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Devil Shoppers

| Dec 12, 2004
Ready for a quiz? Do you actively pursue bargains? Do you return purchases to get the better deal, not once, but twice? Do you only buy items with coupons? If you’ve answered “yes” to one of those questions, watch out. You might be on a store’s naughty list. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler examines a new strategy employed by stores to get devil shoppers out of their aisles.

Last Look

| Dec 11, 2004
What you need to know today about next week.

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