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Marketplace Money for July 1, 2005

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Marketplace Money for July 1, 2005

The Sizzling Second Homes Market

Sales of second homes have hit an all-time high, thanks to buyers cashing in on low mortgage rates. Before you shell out the dough for a new paradise, there's a lot to consider besides property value. Reporter Tanya Ott has more.
Posted In: Investing

Economic Half-Time Show

We're only six months into 2005 and already we've seen record oil prices, less than stellar job numbers, and multiple interest rate hikes. Zanny Minton Beddoes of the <i>Economist Magazine</i> gives us a mid-year economic review.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Forensic Cop

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we put a forensic cop under the microscope.
Posted In: Jobs

"Tween" a Rock and a Hard Place...

Summer's here and the kids are out of school. The little guys are still in childcare -- but what to do with you 13,14, 15-year olds? <i>Marketplace's</i> Hillary Wicai reports on the shortage of childcare for the teen and tween set.

Mailbag for July 1, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on calculating the benefits of a doctorate degree, investing in a passive index fund, and determining the health of a pension.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Dirt on Downloading

Now that the Supreme Court Justices know all about music downloading -- isn't it time you figured it out? CNET's James Kim gives us the deal on music download services on the web.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Project Greenlight

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." A Chinese firm wants to buy UNOCAL, an American oil company. Chris greenlights the deal.
Posted In: Economy

Look Ahead for July 1, 2005

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Sarbanes-Oxley

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

From the Money Matters Desk: The Taboos of Talking About Money

Some folks would rather tell you how much they weigh than tell you how much they make. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we learn how to talk about your bottom line. Financial Planner and author Ruth Hayden teaches us the art of the salary sidestep.