Marketplace Money for February 10, 2006

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Marketplace Money for February 10, 2006

"Day in the Work Life": Let Love In

On this Valentine edition of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we find true love with the help of a Director of Romance.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": ETFs

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "ETFs." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for February 10, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on creating a credit history, building a retirement strategy and investing in a low-fee mutual fund.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Starting Over

Barbara Stanny has authored several books on creating financial independence. The story of her life could be its own book. She tells Tess how being cut out of a wealthy family paved the way to becoming a personal finance whiz.

Getting a Raise

It's not easy walking into the corner office and asking for a raise. And it's even tougher to actually get one.'s Bill Coleman reveals the tricks to increasing your pay.
Posted In: Jobs

Trumping Travel Costs

Another week, another online travel site opens for business. Most promise bargain basement rates. What sites find you the best bang for your travel buck? Tess gets the scoop from Christopher Elliot of the National Geographic Traveler.

Fluffy's Financial Bite

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show starts next week. Your household golden retriever might not cost as much as a show dog. But even pound pets don't come cheap. Alex Cohen reports on the high cost of pet health care.


The Bush Administration is being criticized for secret wiretaps. But Marketplace's Scott Tong reports that bosses routinely snoop on employees -- and its perfectly legal.

The Look Ahead for February 10, 2006

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Debit Danger

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, debit cards promise a safer way to shop. Chris reads the fine print.

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