Marketplace Money for July 31, 2004

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for July 31, 2004

"Change for a Buck": Airline tickets

So now you're in the mood to take a trip to Athens. When you shell out for that plane ticket... where does your money go? On this installment of our occasional series 'Change For A Buck,' we track every cent of your airline dollar to its final destination.

Olympic Travel

Dreaming about a last-minute summer getaway? How about the Olympics? There's still time to get a seat on the sidelines. Kai finds out the best deals for Olympic travel from Don Williams of Cartan Tours.

Genetic Discrimination: What Lies Ahead

Most of us want information about our medical history kept private. But what about our medical future? Scientists are now developing genetic tests to try and predict what might happen to our bodies as we get older. But who should have access to that information? Reporter Dave Adox takes a look.

"Straight Story": Health Savings Accounts

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. Can Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) help solve our health insurance crisis? Chris shares his prescription.
Posted In: Savings

"Day in the Work Life": LAPD helicopter pilot

On this week's installment of 'A Day In the Work Life' -- our weekly look at how people trade their time for money -- we patrol the skies with a Los Angeles Police Department tactical flight officer.
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: A working report on career counselors

If your bookshelf is packed with self-help manuals and personality tests, then you've probably wondered if a career counselor might be able to help you find direction or a new career. On this week's 'Money Matters'... our regular look at how to improve your bottom line... Kai asks Amy Lindgren, the founder of Prototype Career Service, about what people should expect from a career counselor.
Posted In: Jobs

"Buzzword": NYMEX

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

Mailbag for July 31, 2004

Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using a 40lk for educational costs, contributing the max on a retirement account, and paying off a mortgage with an IRA.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Previewing the other IPOs

Got an extra $135? That's the planned opening list price if you're searching for one share of Google stock. But is the buzz surrounding Google overshadowing other IPOs? Kai interviews Laura Killian of Renaissance Capital, an IPO watch group, about the other offerings coming to a market near you.
Posted In: Investing

Stock Market

The economy started to rebound around March of last year. Corporate earnings are surging. So, how come the stock market is so out of sync? Reporter Marty Goldensohn explains.
Posted In: Economy