Marketplace Money for July 7, 2006

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Marketplace Money for July 7, 2006

A look forward at backdating

What you need to know today about backdating as the scandal unfolds in the weeks ahead.

Straight Story: Bonds, treasury bonds

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 defends a segment of the market that doesn't get much respect.

Day in the Work Life: Honeymaker

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get stung by a bee keeper.

Buzzword: Donor-advised funds

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, donor-advised funds. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, July 7, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a friend's business, giving money to your kids for summer travel, and planning for a mortgage in a divorce.

Money Matters: The insurance maze

Insurance companies know everything about your previous claims -- another reason it's important to read the fine print of your homeowner's insurance policy. Kai talks with author and personal finance expert Kimberly Lankford.

Lost in the office

You no longer work at the company. But you think you're owed a pension. How can you find out? Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt digs for lost retirement accounts.
Posted In: Jobs

Investing in what's not

Everyone wants to pour their money into the "it" stock -- but there's a way to make money by going against the grain. Kai talks with Anthony Gallea of Smith Barney.
Posted In: Investing

Ticket to a green ride

Buying a hybrid isn't the only way to save gas. Sarah Gardner gets behind the wheel for a lesson in eco-driving.

No pre-nup? Try a post-nuptial

You've heard about a pre-nup. Why not try a post-nup? Hillary Wicai reports on a trend that's helping many couples live happily ever after.

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