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Meet the Gao Family: Part I

Scott Tong | Jan 9, 2006
Families in China today grapple with the same issues we have stateside: Balancing work and family, not spoiling the kids, and saving for a comfortable retirement. These are just some things the new generation of Chinese families is facing. Scott Tong talks to one such family. (This is the first installment of a 5-part series running all this week.)

All in a day's work...

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 8, 2006
So the truth of the matter is I’m not sleeping very well. Seems like every morning I wake up at 3 or 3:15, toss and turn for a couple of hours,...
Posted In: China

Am I being watched?

Brett Neely | Jan 7, 2006
It's my first visit to China. And I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Would we have government minders buzzing around us at all times? Would the...
Posted In: China

Jet-lag and deadlines

Nate DiMeo | Jan 7, 2006
This is my third trip to China in four months, and if I've come to understand anything about this fascinating, enormous, staggering country, it's...
Posted In: China

Look Ahead for January 6, 2006

| Jan 6, 2006
What you need to know today about next month's credit card bill.

The Straight Story: Emerging Markets

| Jan 6, 2006
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. Some investors see trouble in emerging markets, like Russia. Chris thinks otherwise.

Day In The Work Life: Wedding Planner

| Jan 6, 2006
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our look at how folks trade their time for money...we walk down the aisle with a wedding planner.

Buzz Word: "Market Timing"

| Jan 6, 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 - "Market Timing." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

The Mailbag

| Jan 6, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a debt consolidation company, deducting volunteer work, and investing a cash gift.

A Procrastinator's Guide to the Retirement Universe

| Jan 6, 2006
It is not too late to start saving for retirement, even if you've just hit the big 5-0. Dodi Theune offers tips on where to park your money.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

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