Marketplace Money for Friday, December 21, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 21, 2007
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Investing in China can work out well

Economist Burton Malkiel has recommended China-based ETFs for a while. He tells Tess Vigeland how investors can still profit from China's booming economy.
Posted In: Investing
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Better know about the new FICO

Our credit score is one of the most important numbers in our lives, and it's in store for a huge makeover. Tess Vigeland talks FICO in the new year with whiz Liz Pulliam Weston.
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Work Life: A MoMA kind of chic

MoMA gift store buyer Chay Costello Sosin travels the world to find artifacts, jewelry and other items to stock one of the hippest stores in the world. We try to get some of that cool by hanging around.
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When your luggage goes another way

It's a traveler's worst nightmare: You arrive on vacation, but your bags took the scenic route. Tess Vigeland talks consumer rights and how best to cope if your luggage disappears with Anne Banas from SmarterTravel.com
Posted In: Travel
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Getting Personal

Economics editor Chris Farrell answers listeners' questions about how to tell whether your mortgage is subprime, paying the principal off your student loans and getting future health care for an autistic child.
Posted In: Investing
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Straight Story: Mad about index funds

Economics editor Chris Farrell wonders: Why doesn't Jim Cramer's television show tell people to have a diverse portfolio? He explores why with Tess Vigeland.
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Investing young, but wisely

Mutual funds are trying to ease young investors into building their portfolios, but they're not necessarily the best place to go for investment advice. Alex Schmidt explores what it's like to just start out.
Posted In: Investing
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Tithing can be a good investment

What goes around might come around, but can karma apply to our finances? Cash Peters explores the mystical implications and cold, hard reality of tithing after deciding to give away 10 percent of his income.
Posted In: Charity
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Fed cracks down on mortgage lending

The Federal Reserve proposed a strict set of rules for subprime mortgages. Tess Vigeland talks to Nancy Marshall Genzer from Marketplace's Washington, D.C. bureau about what's at stake and how the Fed plan may affect homeowners.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

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