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Marketplace Money for July 22, 2005

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Marketplace Money for July 22, 2005

Last Renter Standing

The hot housing market has brought a lot of new owners to the party. But some renters are feeling left out of the festivities. Marketplace Money's Alisa Roth explains why renters might want to stay home.
Posted In: Housing

Banking on Banks

Banks love those hidden fees. Consumer Reports' Marlys Harris teaches us ways to avoid giving the bank a cut of your income.
Posted In: Investing

Benefit Revolution?

This week, a new bill to extend benefits to unmarried government workers made its way to Congress. Work expert John Challenger tells Kai why Corporate America might be leading the benefit revolution.

Day In The Work Life: Sound Check

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money - we sample sound effects with a movie Foley artist.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword

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 - "Negative Amortization." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on rolling over a 401k, gifting stocks for a wedding present, researching median home prices, and investing in socially responsible funds.

Educating Rico: Language of the Stock Market

Last month, our own Rico Gagliano confronted his biggest personal finance challenge yet: buying individual stocks. In the latest installment of Educating Rico, our hero learns the language of the stock market.

Money Matters: Is a Time Share On Your Side?

Can a timeshare be the answer to your vacation dreams? Well, on this week's Money Matters-- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line-author Lisa Ann Schreier takes us inside the world of timeshares.

Straight Story: Sour Savings

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 issues a plea: Stop the Savings Madness.
Posted In: Savings