Marketplace Money for July 7, 2006

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Marketplace Money for July 7, 2006
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A look forward at backdating

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