Marketplace Money for June 17, 2005

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Marketplace Money for June 17, 2005

Look Ahead

What you need to know now about student loan consolidation.

The "Buzzword": Ten-Year Treasury Note

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Sound Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Ten Year Treasury Note." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

"Day in the Work Life": Gift Store Buyer

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we browse the aisles with a gift store buyer.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for June 17, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a self-employed retirement account, buying long-term disability insurance, and finding a financial planner.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Fact Versus Fiction

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." This week: Chris delivers a stern lecture on supply side economics.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: The Insider's Guide to Car Buying

On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we ask a former car salesperson how to get a fair deal on a car. Learn the inside scoop from Robin Segal, the author of <i>The Car Buyer's Bible.</i>

What I Did on My Summer Vacation... I Got a Tax Break!

<i>Money Magazine's</i> Ellen McGirt rings in the start of summer vacation with a whole list of activities that are fun and tax friendly.
Posted In: Taxes

Wi-Fi Woes

Is wireless access to the internet a right? A privilege? A good business model? <i>Fortune Magazine’s</i> Adam Lashinsky joins Kai for a chat on the unintended consequences of the wi-fi revolution.
Posted In: Jobs

Saying... I Don't... To a Wedding Gift

Last June, we interviewed a wedding expert about how much you need to spend on a wedding gift. A year later, we’re still getting letters. What better time than June to revisit the wedding gift debate? Grab a hanky, <i>Sound Money’s</i> Nancy Farghalli has more.

Mr. Mom Goes Mainstream

Move over soccer moms. The number of full-time dads staying home to take care of children is at a record high, according to Census Bureau data. So on this Father's Day weekend, Marketplace's Amy Scott reports on the growing trend of domestic dads.
Posted In: Jobs

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