Marketplace Money for August 26, 2005

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Marketplace Money for August 26, 2005

Listener Letter for August 26, 2005

Time for us to peek into the <i>Marketplace Money</i> letters bag. Don't miss the missives.

The "Buzzword": Blu-Ray

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 - " Blu-Ray." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

"Day in the Work Life": Milkman

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

The Mailbag for August 26, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on prioritizing debt, investing in a self-employed retirement account, and using the adoption tax credit.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: A Taxing Proposition

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 pumps up his political aspirations by advocating a gas tax.
Posted In: Taxes

From the Money Matters Desk: Mutual Fund Fees

On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Katherine Vessenes, president of Vestment Consulting, explains the ins and outs of mutual fund fees.
Posted In: Investing

Dump or Deal?

Delta Airlines is flirting with bankruptcy. Merck's stock is in pain from troubles with the drug, Vioxx. When should you dump a stock? And when you should ride out a company's misfortunes? Kai finds out from Mark Robertson, the general manager of Manifest Investing.
Posted In: Investing

Automatic Retirement

The Labor Department is considering a proposal that would encourage companies to automatically enroll employees in 401K accounts. Personal Finance expert Liz Pulliam-Weston explains what this rule change might mean for your retirement planning.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Fertility Tourism

In the United States, the average price of an in-vitro fertilization cycle runs about $12,000. That price tag is pushing some couples to seek cheaper fertility treatment overseas. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Job Site Reviews

Job sites like and Hot Jobs let you to post your resume for the world to see. But do they actually get you a job? Marketplace's Amy Scott has this performance review of the online job community.
Posted In: Jobs

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