Marketplace Money for April 2, 2005

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Marketplace Money for April 2, 2005

From the Money Matters Desk: Last Minute Tax Tips

Still haven't filed your taxes? On this week's Money Matters... our regular look at how to improve your bottom line... we come to the rescue with some last minute tips. Tax attorney Donna LeValley joins Kai.
Posted In: Taxes

Best Deduction Ever

One way to lower your taxes is to take a deduction. In celebration of that idea, we offer the second in our series "The Best Deduction Ever." This week -- an accountant says "I don't" to a client's proposed write-off.
Posted In: Taxes

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Age Discrimination

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Story. This week, Chris applauds a Supreme Court decision on age discrimination. Corporate America take heed.
Posted In: Jobs

Ticketmaster Tisk

U2 launched its Vertigo tour this past week. If you've got tickets, you're either lucky... rich... or both. In the last decade, concert ticket prices have more than doubled. Reporter Karen Pelland looks at one reason.

"Day in the Work Life": Zamboni Driver

Next Thursday, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado College, and Denver College will play in College Hockey's Frozen Four Championship. On this week's installment of 'A Day In the Work Life'...our regular look at how folks trade time for money...we take to the ice with the guy who drives the Zamboni.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Tax Gap

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 - "Tax Gap." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Taxes

Mailbag for April 2, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week advice on fighting late fees, researching long-term care insurance, selecting an online broker, and declaring bankruptcy.
Posted In: Investing

"Change for a Buck": Professional Baseball Game

<i>Crackerjack, hot dogs and a view of third base.</i> Baseball's Opening Day is upon us. On this week's installment of our occasional series Change for a Buck...we track every penny of what you might spend on a game this season.

Being the Market

This was a week of economic numbers. Fourth quarter gross domestic product came in at 3-point-8 percent. The Labor Department reported the economy added 110,000 jobs in March. Wall Street, of course, reacted way before those numbers went public. Case in point... last week, the dollar rallied against the euro and the yen. Exactly how does that happen? Economy dot com's Mark Zandi explains.
Posted In: Economy

Health Care Benefits

Many health care plans cover more than doctor's visits and prescription drugs. With premiums rising, we think folks should be getting their money's worth. Marketplace's Scott Tong reads the fine print.