Marketplace Money for Friday, July 20, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 20, 2007

Buzzword: Say on pay

A sure way to keep the CEO in check is by voting on how much they make. But some board rooms aren't welcoming the idea.

On the money trail of Boston Gal

We know how much is in her savings account and what she's got in her penny jar at home, but we don't know her name. Who is Boston Gal? Tess Vigeland delves into the mystery.
Posted In: Savings

Educating Rico: Sealing the house deal

Rico's friend Rick is in the last stages of scoring a beautiful loft in downtown LA -- and that means a mortgage contract. In this last installment of our housing market series, we get to call it home.

Like stealing identity from a baby

Your kids can have bad credit before they even hit their teens if they're victims of identity theft. Aside from monitoring credit reports, some groups would like to see this prevented on a congressional level. Amy Scott reports.

Straight Story: Unemployment and inflation

The vast majority of economists say a 4.5 unemployment rate is great. Chris Farrell says it's much too high.
Posted In: Savings

Summer school: P/E ratio

How far are your investment dollars taking you? Wall Street uses the P/E ratio as their preferred measure. Economist Chris Low takes us through the math.
Posted In: Investing

Day in the Work Life: The big cheese

New York City's Chanterelle restaurant offers menus decorated with limited-edition art, a 5000-bottle wine cellar and some of the best cheese in the world. Better have a good fromager.
Posted In: Jobs

Engaged: A family affair

With six weeks to go until the big day, the heat is on for engaged couple Michael Fox and Tiffany Lee-Youngren. Good thing they have a supportive network of family and friends to help keep the costs down.

Mailbag for Friday, July 20, 2007

This week, Chris Farrell debunks the myth around engagement ring math. Should it really be two months' salary?
Posted In: Savings