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Marketplace Money for July 15, 2005

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Marketplace Money for July 15, 2005

Look Ahead for July 15, 2005

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Blind Trust

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 - "Blind Trust." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

"Day in the Work Life": Art for Sale

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we go canvas-gazing with an art consultant.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for July 15, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on starting an investment club, selling a business, and relocating to a foreign country.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: ID'ing the Blame

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, Chris identifies who should really be held responsible for identity theft.

From the Money Matters Desk: Borrowing From a 401K

If you don't cash out... what about borrowing from a retirement account? How do you start the process? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- author Ilyce Glink explains the ins and outs of borrowing from a company retirement plan.
Posted In: Investing

To Cash Out or Not to Cash Out... A 401K Mystery

A recent survey reported almost 40 percent of people raided their company retirement account when they left their job. Cashing out a 401k account might be a financial sin. But Marketplace Money’s Scott Jagow found himself tempted to take a bite from forbidden fruit.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Money Magazine's – Best Places to Live

<i>Money</i> magazine’s Ellen McGirt gives us a sneak preview of the magazine's annual list of top places to call home sweet home in America.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Hidden Costs of Cost Cutting Travel

We've all read the screaming headlines on the web. Fly to Hawaii for 150 bucks. Or visit Santiago in the summer for less than $300. Last minute travel fares sound great on paper, but what are the hidden fees and hassles lurking behind the cheap rates? We asked Rachel Dornhelm to find out.

My Company's Cash and Me

Company profits are up ... and they're hoarding the cash. <i>Newsweek's</i> Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan joins Kai for a chat on this quarter’s earning season and why good corporate news might not be good news for your bottom line.
Posted In: Investing