Marketplace Money for January 8, 2005

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Marketplace Money for January 8, 2005

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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell

Buy What You Like Investment Strategy It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris looks at the "Buy What You Like" investment mantra and says, "DOH"!
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Credit Scores

We get many questions from listeners wanting to know how actions like opening store credit cards or checking credit reports will impact their credit scores. On this week's Money Matters- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line- we ask how do credit scores work? MSN Money Expert Liz Pulliam Weston has the answer.

Etiquette 101

Newspaper and magazine etiquette columns are mushrooming. Etiquette lessons are making a comeback. Can manners make you better in business? Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte finds out.

"Day in the Work Life": Motorcycle-Racing Instructor

Vroom... vroom... On today's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade time for money -- we take a spin with a motorcycle-racing instructor.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for January 8, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for a mortgage, choosing between retirement and emergency savings, and handling money in a marriage.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Airlines Decline

Delta Airlines slashed its fares this week. And - no more Saturday night stayovers needed. Other airlines are following, and others may never be able to compete. Christopher Elliott, Ombudsman for National Geographic Traveler, offers consumer tips on how to deal with all the news in the airline industry.

Rating Charitable Organizations

You want to donate money, but how can you ensure your dollars are headed to the right place? Daniel Borochoff is the President of the American Institute of Philanthropy. He takes Kai behind the process of rating charities.
Posted In: Charity

Budgeting Donations

This week, President Bush asked Americans to give private donations for tsunami relief. It got us wondering how much Americans give, and how they should think about budgeting charitable donations. Marketplace’s Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Charity

Sound Money for January 8, 2005

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The "Buzzword": Dogs of the Dow

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

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