Marketplace Money for January 3-4, 2009

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Marketplace Money for January 3-4, 2009
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Day in the Work Life: Father Time

A lot happened in 2008, and one man oversaw it all. Meet Father Time, who is the father of time . . . for one year. Wonder what that pays anyway? (If we're talking the year that just past, probably not that much . . . )
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The pros and cons of child bribery

Cash is usually a pretty motivating incentive when you want to get someone to listen to you. But does it work when parents try it on their kids? Kenny Malone explores whether this is a successful method of behavioral control.
Posted In: Education
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Which plastic gives you the real deal?

With credit card companies charging out the nose in crisis time, it's hard to decide whether you're getting a deal. Tess Vigeland susses through the better options with Chris Fichera of Consumer Reports magazine.
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Ringing in the new trading year

As the markets begin the new year, investors want to know: Is there any chance for redemption? Tess Vigeland turns to Vanguard founder Jack Bogle to gauge our chances of a positive trading year in 2009.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street
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Ethanol you can brew at home

If you're done drinking for a while, why not turn your extra libations into fuel? Rachel Dornhelm explores a machine that turns alcohol and sugar waste into food for your car, and whether it can save you money over the long haul.
Posted In: Oil
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Picking up loose change makes sense

Money might not grow on trees, but apparently it's all over the streets. Sally Herships reports on a New York family that's building a nest egg with small change they find just lying around.
Posted In: Savings
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Straight Story: Resolutions for 2009

For the first Straight Story of 2009, Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell explore their personal and financial goals for the new year. Among the top priorities: health and organization -- including Chris's office.
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Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell help a mom and her successful 8-year-old performer son invest his wealth, explain what a "stretch or legacy" annuity is, and decide the best place to put $30,000 in sweepstakes winnings.
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What I'm Doing: Ben Valore-Caplan

In the latest of our "Here's What I'm Doing" series, we hear from Ben Valore-Caplan, managing partner of an investment firm, who had a feeling that it was time to strike out on his own.

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