Marketplace Money for April 10, 2004

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Marketplace Money for April 10, 2004

"Day in the Work Life": Opening up an accountant

The federal income tax deadline is mere days away. Some will get a refund, some will owe. But for some - it means BIG business. On this week's installment of our regular series, we take a peek at a tax preparer's life in the high season.
Posted In: Jobs

The Numbers for April 10, 2004

It's time for the numbers. Each week Host Kai Ryssdal brings you the business news you didn't know you needed.
Posted In: Economy

Love and taxes

From tax scofflaw to being part of tax law, Josh Kornbluth has turned his true tax tale into a 2-hour monologue called "Love and Taxes."
Posted In: Jobs

Bankruptcy tips

In 2003, the latest information available, a record number of bankruptcies were filed. Heather Szerlag tells what it's like and how to get back on the path to financial security.
Posted In: Jobs

"Straight Story": Trumping reality

It's been about six months since New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer first announced his mutual fund investigation. Donald Trump has a new book on the bestseller list, but Chris Farrell has some advice: don't believe everything you read.
Posted In: Jobs

"The Buzz Word": Earning reports

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 - earning reports. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for April 10, 2004

Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on cashing in your stock options, investing in gold, and consolidating student loans.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Financing college

The letter came, it was thick, and your kid got in to the college they wanted. Now, how are you supposed to pay the $40,000 tuition, room and board? What about financial aid? Grants? Where should you start? College finances expert Kathy Kristof offers her advice.
Posted In: Savings

Faith and Finances

Visit your local bookstore or go online and you'll find every imaginable personal finance book. But what if we told you to check out a different genre of books for finance tips? From public radio's business program Marketplace, Jeff Tyler has our story.
Posted In: Charity