Marketplace Money for December 23, 2005

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Marketplace Money for December 23, 2005
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Listener Letters for December 23, 2005

Time for us to peek into Marketplace Money letters bag. Don’t miss the missives.
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The “Straight Story” with Chris Farrell: Socially Responsible Investing

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.” Chris unwraps what’s behind socially responsible investing.
Posted In: Charity, Investing
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“Day in the Work Life”: St. Nick

On this week's “A Day In the Work Life” -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we dash through the snow with St. Nick.
Posted In: Jobs
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The “Buzzword”: Santa Claus Rally

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance –- "Santa Claus Rally." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing
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The Mailbag for December 23, 2005: Frequently Asked Questions Part I

Did you miss Chris' advice on the best way to find a mortgage? Are you confused about what should you do when you find an old stock certificate? Don't worry! This week, we air a special mailbag full of the "Most Frequently Asked" questions from listeners.
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From the Money Matters Desk: Royalties

If you wrote a hit holiday song, this is the most wonderful time of year -- for royalty checks. Kai talks with Chris Butler. You might not know the name… but you certainly know the song.
Posted In: Jobs
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Combating Spyware

Whether you know it or not, you probably have unwanted and possibly harmful software on your computer. Called "spyware," it can cause damage even when your computer is off. Kai finds out how to combat spyware from The Geek Squad's Robert Stephens.
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Pound for Pound

Don't let those extra holiday pounds force you into paying extra money for a gym membership. Run from long term contracts and hidden fees! Bankrate's Amy Fleitas helps us stretch our dollar.
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Holiday 9 to 5

Lots of people work longer hours during the holiday season, but what about those that actually have to work on Christmas or New Years? David Welch reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Cleaning Your Financial House

One of the things you’re supposed to do every year is to sort the clutter of bills, bank statements, and tax papers in your house. <em>Marketplace's</em> Hillary Wicai gets advice on what to keep... and what to toss.
Posted In: Taxes

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