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"Day in the Work Life": Private eye

| May 22, 2004
One new television series slated for the fall is about private eyes. As we all know, television doesn’t necessarily reflect reality. In this week's installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how people trade their time for money -- we give an actual Private Investigator the third degree.
Posted In: Jobs

"Buzzword": Upfronts

| May 22, 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 - Upfronts. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for May 22, 2004

| May 22, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions...this week, he gives advice on selecting 401ks, buying versus leasing a car, and money management for newlyweds.
Posted In: Savings

"Educating Rico": Financial Responsibility

| May 22, 2004
Our Associate Producer Rico Gagliano has been spending a lot of time thinking about his retirement... and his economic future in general. But in this month's installment of the Sound Money series "Educating Rico," our protagonist discovers that being financially responsible comes at a cost.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: An investment retirement report on how much is enough

| May 22, 2004
Are you saving for retirement? If not, a recent study says you're not alone. Of the thousand workers surveyed, a third haven't saved at all for their golden years and about 45 percent have less than twenty-five thousand dollars. Most financial experts think these people are in huge trouble. But our guest, Ralph Warner, has a different take. He says it is important to save for retirement, but you don't need as much moolah as you think.

Factoid: Find out where kids spend their money...

| May 16, 2004
Factoid: Find out where kids spend their money...
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From the Money Matters Desk: A savings reports on kids and summer jobs

| May 16, 2004
Pretzel maker, lab technician, and a paperboy are some of the first summer jobs held by Sound Money employees. Half of us found them on our own; the other half got help from mom and dad. If you think junior needs some assistance -- especially in this job market -- Janet Bodnar has some advice for you. She's executive editor of "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" magazine and the author of "Dollars & Sense for Kids."
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"F" is for financial literacy...

Sarah Gardner | May 16, 2004
Raise your hand if you know the answer. Which of the following tends to have the highest growth over 18 years: A), a U.S. savings bond; B), stocks or C) a savings account? If you answered B for stocks, you're way ahead of most teenagers in this country. In a recent financial literacy survey of the nation's high school seniors, most of the kids chose a different answer. More than half flunked the test. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports on finance lessons for students.
Posted In: Investing

"Straight Story": Just say no to hedge funds

| May 16, 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." What was once off-limits to the average investor is now a possibility: Hedge Funds. Chris Farrell has some free advice: just say no.
Posted In: Investing

"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

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