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Marketplace Money for August 5, 2005

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Marketplace Money for August 5, 2005

Look Ahead for August 5, 2005

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Long Bond

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 - " Long Bond." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Day in the Work Life: Veterinarian

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we <i>Sit!</i> with a veterinarian.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for August 5, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a bond fund, deciding between renting and buying, and switching careers.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Say No Deal to Haggling

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 looks under the hood of General Motors' employee discount program.

From the Money Matters Desk: Are You Saving Too Much?

On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we ask: Are we putting too much away for retirement? Certified financial planner Ty Bernicke revises the retirement equation.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Ga Ga Over Garage Sales

Consumer Reports' Amanda Walker shares the best ways to turn your trash into your treasure.

Life Cycle Funds... A Retirement Idea

Lazy investors rejoice! Retirement expert Ilyce Glink might have found the perfect retirement fund for you.
Posted In: Investing

Leaving Home to Learn

More and more Americans are turning their vacations into a chance to learn a new language. "Language immersion" programs are popping up everywhere from Guatemala to Germany. Robin Urevich reports.

The Energy Bill and You

Next week, President Bush plans to sign the energy bill into law. Can you benefit, even if you're not an oil executive or an energy company? Sam Eaton drills down into the bill...