Marketplace Money for August 12, 2005

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Marketplace Money for August 12, 2005

Look Ahead for August 12, 2005

Learn last minute travel tips for last minute delays from Christopher Elliot, the ombudsman at National Geographic Traveler.

The "Buzzword": Golden Handshake

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Marketplace Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - " Golden Handshake." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Rowing Coach

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we test the waters with a collegiate rowing coach.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for August 12, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on rolling over a 403B, investing in the Chinese currency, and starting a small business.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: The Unhappiest Place on Earth

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." This week, Chris slams the brakes on two giant corporate roller coasters.

From the Money Matters Desk: Annuities from A to Z

On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we ask financial expert Lance Alston to explain the unpleasant truth about annuities.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Me, Myself, and I...

Interested in changing careers? Or becoming your own boss? <i>Money</i> magazine's Ellen McGirt shares tips on making your work dreams a reality.
Posted In: Jobs

Living in Denial

If you avoid thinking about death, could that lead to the demise of your family's financial livelihood? A new study suggests it might. Economics professor Joel Slemrod tells Kai why a fear of going six feet under might -- inadvertently -- deep six the importance of estate planning.

Taking a Break from the Rat Race

Roughly ten percent of large companies now offer either paid or unpaid sabbaticals for employees. But <i>Marketplace's</i> Hillary Wicai finds out some workers use their sabbaticals to recharge their battery and look for a new job.
Posted In: Jobs

Real Estate Finally Getting Real?

Some cities are reporting a softening in the real estate market. But does that mean a soft landing? Marketplace's Bob Moon finds out.
Posted In: Economy