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Foreclosures

Jul 17, 2004
Folks can make a tidy profit off "fix and flip" real estate deals -- buying a cheap foreclosed home, renovating it, then selling it quick. But beware: it's not as risk-free or simple as those late-night infomercials would have you believe.
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To fix or not to fix

Jul 10, 2004
Kai has never actually bought a brand new car. It's always been second-hand. But every time, he's bought a car because the old one finally gave up the chase. And usually that comes after a substantial investment in trying to fix it. How do you figure out whether it's cheaper to fix your old jalopy or just buy a new car? Brian Jones found out... when his six-year-old car needed a big repair.
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Personal finance for graduates

Jul 3, 2004
About a million and a half college seniors got their diplomas this spring. Next comes the real world and a long, long list of things to do. Find a job...for one. Get a place to live...for another. But what about a trip back to the classroom? Several studies give college graduates an F when it comes to understanding personal finance. If it's just too early to think about course registration, we're happy to offer this crash course. Nancy Farghalli has it.
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"Day in the Work Life": An artisan

Jun 27, 2004
Electronics are the fastest-growing form of solid waste. And part of the problem is that when high tech gizmos break, you can’t usually repair them. On this installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money -- we meet a fix-it man who prefers gizmos of the past. But is his profession headed for the dustbin of history?
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"Buzzword": Class action suit

Jun 27, 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 -- class action suit. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Factoid: One state might require couple to take a class before getting a divorce...

Jun 19, 2004
Factoid: One state might require couple to take a class before getting a divorce...
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Money and marriage

Jun 19, 2004
What if your state doesn't have a marriage initiative? Finance advice is on the way. On hand to help get you started with the basics for managing money in a relationship is Amelia Tyagi, a financial consultant and author.
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Oklahoma marriage

Jun 19, 2004
June is traditionally the month for marriage. But getting hitched is one thing. Staying together is another. Earlier this year, President Bush proposed a billion dollar program to help heterosexual couples develop and maintain healthy marriages. At least 35 states have some kind of marriage promotion program. But Oklahoma's considered the trailblazer, committing more money for marriage education. Reporter Cheryl Glaser checked it out.
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"Day in the Work Life": Roulette table supervisor

Jun 19, 2004
Have you ever lost money in Vegas? Well, here’s a new spin. Your cash helps pay the salaries for more than 190,000 workers in the Nevada gaming industry. On this installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money - we place our bets with a roulette table supervisor...
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Factoid: The greatest transfer of wealth in American history...

Jun 19, 2004
Factoid: The greatest transfer of wealth in American history...

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