Marketplace Money for August 19, 2005

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Marketplace Money for August 19, 2005

The "Buzzword": Zone Pricing

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 -- "Zone Pricing." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

"Day in the Work Life: Textile Conservator

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we bond with a textile conservator.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for August 19, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on choosing a life insurance policy, finding an online tax calculator, buying umbrella insurance, and investing in India.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

Hereditary Hogwash

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 offers another tale of bad science: the existence of a genetic elite.

From the Money Matters Desk: Mid-Year Tax Review

On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we talk with tax specialist Frank Degen on what you can do now to save yourself a 2005 tax headache.
Posted In: Taxes

From Online to on Your Wall

Got some blank walls in need of a little color? Real Simple's Lesley Alderman gives Kai a tour of the best places to buy art online.

A New Cell Plan Phones Home

Coming soon to a cell phone store near you... a plan that doesn't involve signing a contract in blood and doesn't erase your unused minutes. Sound too good to be true? Well, cellular expert Delly Tamer reads the fine print behind the biggest buzz in the wireless industry: pay as you go mobile plans.

All in the Family

Thirty percent of businesses listed on the S&P 500 are family owned. But how do you separate personal life from professional life? David Welch reports on the rise of the family business shrink.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Living the E-Life

We've all seen the ads marketing the convenience of online banking. Which made us wonder: Is using the Internet for paying bills and buying groceries as hassle free as the commercials suggest? Marketplace's John Dimsdale went e-tailing and reports on whether online saves time.

Look Ahead for August 19, 2005

What you need to know today about next week.