Marketplace Money for June 16, 2006

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Marketplace Money for June 16, 2006

Day care tax breaks

What you need to know today about writing off daycare for your kids.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for Friday, June 16, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: using a 529 college savings plan, gifting money for education expenses, and rolling over a defined pension account.
Posted In: Savings

Straight Story: Retirement net

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, report after report points to gloomy financial prospects for retirees. But Chris sees blue skies, for those willing to work a bit longer.
Posted In: Retirement

Day in the Work Life: Jingle writer

On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we pause for a commercial break with a jingle writer.

Buzzword: Correction

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, correction. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Money Matters: A tale of jobs

You want to work. But you don't really want to work. Author Stanley Bing takes Kai inside the world of jobs that pay a lot but ask very little.
Posted In: Jobs

Every step you take

Don't think the "do not disturb" sign on your hotel room will allow you privacy. These days, hotels and retailers have found a new way to keep tabs on what you're doing. Chief Brand strategist, Eli Portnoy, takes Kai inside the new frontier of customer data collection.

Net neutrality

Companies, take your corners. Phone and cable businesses on one side. Internet firms on the other. And consumers are in the middle of a fight over how the internet should be run. Kai speaks to CNET's Declan McCullagh.

Wealthy and worried

There comes a time when parents can't avoid the topic anymore. Kids, we're rich. Marketplace's Sean Cole reports on how wealthy families handle the "money talk."

Inflating inflation

The Fed is allergic to inflation. But is inflation really in the air? And how can it irritate your family budget? Scott Tong finds out.
Posted In: Economy

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