Marketplace Money for February 16, 2007

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Marketplace Money for February 16, 2007
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Mailbag for Friday, February 16, 2007

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: funding a child's college education, dealing with identity theft, transferring stock as a gift and answering the question, "What protections does a mutual fund have?"
Posted In: Charity, Investing, Savings
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Straight Story: Retirement, the right way

The Labor Department will issue new guidelines for work retirement plans. Economics editor Chris Farrell has some recommendations.
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Day in the Work Life: The lion king

On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life,' our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we hold steady with a lion tamer.
Posted In: Jobs
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Buzzword: Piggyback

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, "Piggyback." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing
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For some, it doesn't pay to get sick

Congress wants to guarantee all American workers a week of paid sick leave a year. But the legislation is making some businesses sick with worry. Tess Vigeland interviews Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Posted In: Jobs
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Investment Clubs: San Jose

Our special series continues on investment clubs in America. Host Tess Vigeland takes us to a club meeting in San Jose. Meet a co-ed group that does lunch, chews over spreadsheets and cooks up a nice profit in the stock market.
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Saying 'I don't'

First comes love, then comes not getting married. A growing number of Americans are choosing to skip the walk down the aisle. But what effect does this have on their finances? Alex Cohen reports.
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Closing the tax gap

The IRS wants to fix the tax gap. Going after uncollected tax revenue could mean more individual audits. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes

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