Marketplace Money for February 16-17, 2008

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Marketplace Money for February 16-17, 2008

The 12 money mistakes

How many bad money behaviors do you have? Tess asks Greg Daugherty the 12 money mistakes that can cost you a million bucks.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The title insurance trap

Curious about all those papers you signed along with your mortgage? One may be more sinister than the legalese made it out to be. Tess asks Scott Wilson about title insurance.
Posted In: Housing

I would love a reservation...

Another Valentine's Day, another scramble to find an open table for your romantic evening. Ever score the perfect reservation for the 14th? Cash Peters did. Well, he tried...

Does the lifeline reach far enough?

Next up in the government's list of plans to curb the mortgage crisis: this week's "Project Lifeline," a major foreclosure freeze. Tess asks Gary Painter if it will make a difference.
Posted In: Housing

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about changing insurance beneficiaries, not filing a tax return, deducting business expenses, life insurance and quitclaim deeds.

Lessons from the writers' strike

After more than three months on the picket lines, writers are back on the job in Hollywood. Stacey Vanek Smith asks how they managed 15 weeks without a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Out-of-network

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, make your list of doctors and check it twice or else you might end up "out-of-network."

Day in the Work Life: Soap Opera Actor

With Hollywood's writers back on the job, we turn an eye to entertainment and learn about an actor's day on the set with Tobias Truvillion of "One Life to Live."
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Haves and have-nots

How should we measure economic disparity? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on closing the gap between the rich and the poor.

(Re)setting yourself up for trouble

The rates for millions of adjustable mortgages are set to skyrocket this year. How can you keep clear of the ARM reset landslide -- or dig yourself out? Bob Moon has some ideas.
Posted In: Housing

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