Marketplace Money for July 29, 2005

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Marketplace Money for July 29, 2005

Mailbag for July 29, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on choosing a 457, finding a debt counseling service, and investing in airline stocks.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Buzzword": Gigawatt

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 -- " Gigawatt." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it? And do you know how to pronounce it?

"Day in the Work Life": Kid's Performer

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money - we hum along with a kids' performer.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Straight Story" from Chris Farrell: Health Care Reform, Now

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 unplugs the Congressional PR Machine.

From the Money Matters Desk: Plastic People

Author and comedian Amy Borkowsky found a decade's worth of American Express bills in her closet. So, on this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Amy reveals the person behind the plastic.

Is the Market Rally for Real?

S&amp;P 500 is up. So is the NASDAQ. Are happy days really here again? Analyst Julie Nieman decodes the street signs.
Posted In: Investing

AFL-CIO VS The AFL-CIO

Breaking up is hard to do, especially if you're the biggest union in the country. Marketplace's John Dimsdale explains what the future might hold for union workers.
Posted In: Jobs

Whistling Through the Graveyard Shift

More than 3 million folks work the graveyard shift. Our host Kai Ryssdal is one of them. He explores what employees and employers do to make the night shift work.
Posted In: Jobs

The Magic Number

Your credit score has the power to influence your interest rates, your car payment, even your job. But what influences your credit score? Tanya Ott finds out.

The Reality of House Flipping

Reality television is coming to a neighborhood near you! New TV shows are offering tips on how to flip a house and make big money. But just how realistic is the real estate advice? Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Investing

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