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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 6, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 6, 2007

Buzzword: Equity stripping

They may put on an alluring show, but these strippers can tease you out of a home.

65 is the new 35

The traditional model for retirement is changing, and a lot of baby boomers find themselves continuing to work into their later years. Tess Vigeland talks about the "young old" with author Marc Freedman.
Posted In: Retirement

The down side of debit

If you think debit is automatically safer than credit, you may want to think twice the next time you swipe your card. Tess Vigeland explores how debit can be a drag with Dow Jones columnist Jilian Mincer.

Summer school: Earnings

The bottom line in a capitalist system is how much you make. And even the slightest loss can be catastrophic for your company's stocks. Economist Chris Low schools us on earnings.

Small business, big health insurance issues

If you're work for a small business, you're familiar with the pains associated with affordable health insurance. Steve Tripoli looked into the issue to find out what you're up against.

What do you think?

Lots of you wrote in to talk Money, and we always listen. Tess Vigeland sifted through some of our listener mail.

Day in the Work Life: Bike mechanic

There are 600,000 bikes in Amsterdam, and they're fairly robust. But occasionally, you're gonna need something tweaked.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Close the private equity loophole

Economics editor Chris Farrell says the loophole that allows rich private-equity managers to pay lower taxes than the average worker is bad public policy.

Mailbag for Friday, July 6, 2007

Are you ready for the speed round? In this fast-action mailbag, economics editor Chris Farrell takes on five listener e-mails in five minutes.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Go after cards before they go after you

The average person receives between five and a dozen credit card offers in the mail per week. Tempting, no? Lisa Napoli resisted opening up her offers for about two months -- then opened them all at once.