Marketplace Money for January 27, 2006

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Marketplace Money for January 27, 2006
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Greenspan -- Going, Going, Gone

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is about to retire. Let the economic blame game begin.
Posted In: Economy
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"Day in the Work Life": Curl Catcher

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we ride the waves with a surf instructor.
Posted In: Jobs
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The "Buzzword": Small Stock Index

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Small Stock Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing
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The Mailbag for January 27, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on deducting an insurance settlement, putting aside money for a child with special needs, and writing off health insurance premiums.
Posted In: Savings
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<em>Money Magazine</em>: Money Madness

Is money as addictive as drugs? It just might be. Ellen McGirt from <em>Money Magazine</em> talks about a new way of looking at economics and behavior.
Posted In: Investing
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From the Money Matters Desk: Trading Spaces

You've got a country cottage. They've got a coastal condo. Can you trade deeds? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- real estate expert Elizabeth Razzi explains the rules of property swaps.
Posted In: Housing
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Tax Time

With tax documents filling your mail, it's time to start thinking about April 15th. Our taxman, Frank Degan, gives Kai an update on what's new in the tax code.
Posted In: Taxes
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"Educating Rico": Banking on Credit Unions?

In the latest installment of "Educating Rico," our hero makes a tough financial decision. Should he park his money in a bank or a credit union?
Posted In: Savings
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The Greening of Your Portfolio

Oil stocks continue to pump up Wall Street. But another form of energy is heating up the market. From the <em>Marketplace</em> Sustainability desk, Sam Eaton reports on the buzz surrounding renewable energy funds.
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<em>Marketplace Money</em> Letters for January 27, 2006

Time for us to peek into <em>Marketplace Money</em> letters bag. Don't miss the missives.

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