Marketplace Money for December 25, 2004

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Marketplace Money for December 25, 2004

Working on a Holiday

We hear about lots of people working 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

The "Best Gift Ever" Series

Certain presents -- a beloved childhood toy, that first car, a special favor -- live on in our memory. In this series of vignettes we call the "Best Gift Ever," Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser talks to Hedge fund manager Gary Shilling, a columnist for Forbes Magazine.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Socially Responsible Living

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is 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: Investing

Christmas Music Royalties

Kai’s three stages of dealing with Christmas music: a nice moment of recognition at the beginning of shopping season. Next, annoyance when he’s heard it for the trillionth time. Then, by Christmas Eve… numbness. But what if you actually wrote the song? This is the most wonderful time of year… royalty checks fill your holiday stockings. Kai talks with Chris Butler. You might not know the name…but you certainly know the song.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Santa Claus Rally

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money 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

Mailbag for December 25, 2004: Frequently Asked Questions Part One

Did you miss Chris’ advice on the best way to select a financial planner? Are you confused about all the different types of life insurance policies? And wonder where should you put the money that you’re saving for a house? This week, we air a special mailbag full of the “Most Frequently Asked” questions from listeners.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Gym Memberships

If you’re thinking about joining a gym to get those extra holiday pounds off, that's good. You'll need that strength to fend off hidden fees and long-term contracts. Amy Fleitas from Bankrate.com shares her tips on shopping for the right gym.

Tax Tips 2004

2004 is coming to a close, so it’s not too early to think about April 15th. Tax expert Donna LeValley tells us what’s new this year in the tax code and what you can do to lower your tax bill.

Organizing Your Finances

If you listen to the experts... one of the things you're supposed to do every year is take that pile of bills, bank statements, and tax papers on your desk and make some sense of it. We sent Marketplace's Hillary Wicai out to get some advice on what to keep... and what to toss.

"Day in the Work Life": Santa Claus

On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'... our look at how folks trade their time for money... we catch a sleigh ride with St. Nick.
Posted In: Jobs

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