Marketplace Money for January 6, 2006

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Marketplace Money for January 6, 2006

Look Ahead for January 6, 2006

What you need to know today about next month's credit card bill.

The Straight Story: Emerging Markets

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. Some investors see trouble in emerging markets, like Russia. Chris thinks otherwise.

Day In The Work Life: Wedding Planner

On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our look at how folks trade their time for money...we walk down the aisle with a wedding planner.

Buzz Word: "Market Timing"

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Market Timing." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

The Mailbag

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a debt consolidation company, deducting volunteer work, and investing a cash gift.

A Procrastinator's Guide to the Retirement Universe

It is not too late to start saving for retirement, even if you've just hit the big 5-0. Dodi Theune offers tips on where to park your money.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

New Player On The Block: The Roth 401K Hybrid

Forget the 401k. Forget the Roth. Now you can take advantage of the ROTH 401K hybrid. Personal finance expert Liz Pulliam Weston tells us everything we need to know about the new retirement fund.
Posted In: Retirement

January Effect

There's an old stock market adage that goes like this: wanna predict the market for the rest of year? Take a look at its performance in January. FTN Financial's Chris Low separates fact from fiction.

Carrot and Stick

A new year, a new you, and a new set of benefits. Employers want to lower their health care costs. And they're doing it by giving incentives to workers to change their lifestyles. Alex Cohen has the story.

Medicare Maze

This week, the Medicare drug benefit became law. Some folks report dizzy spells from navigating the prescription maze. Marketplace's Amy Scott maps out where to get help.
Posted In: Retirement
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