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Marketplace Money for July 8, 2005

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Marketplace Money for July 8, 2005

"Day in the Work Life": Tour de Boroughs

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we keep pace with a New York City bike messenger.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Global Savings Rate

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 dissects the global savings glut.
Posted In: Savings

Dollar Days

Earlier this week, the greenback posted its best gains against the Euro and other foreign currencies. FTN's Chris Low explains why the dollar might be out of the currency doghouse.
Posted In: Economy

The "Buzzword": Rule of 72

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 -- "Rule of 72." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Property Taxes... Movin' on Up

Soaring home prices might make homeowners happy, but higher property taxes are the flip side of a booming real estate market. In the last five years, property taxes have jumped 18 percent. <i>Fortune Magazine's</i> Jon Birger gives Kai a tax trimming solution.
Posted In: Taxes

Mailbag for July 8, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on renting to parents, paying off a financial mistake, and keeping a social security number private.

Look Ahead

What you need to know today about next week.

Big Pharma and You

We've all seen the television ads promoting drugs that promise better health and a seemingly better lifestyle. This month, pharmaceutical companies plan to limit those direct-to-consumer drug ads -- but they're not going away. How's a consumer to know what you need and what you want? <i>Marketplace Money's</i> Scott Tong has more.

Grammar for Grown Ups

Sure, being computer savvy and knowing how to network is good. But knowing the difference between who and whom may be just as important. Sandy Hausman reports on grammar for grown ups.
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: Romancing the Cubicle

On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- business consultant Michael Laskoff explains the proper way to work an office romance
Posted In: Jobs