Marketplace Money for June 19, 2004

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Marketplace Money for June 19, 2004

Meet Your Parents

When you hear the words "estate planning," you probably think it has something to do with wealth. But, you don't need to be rich to plan your estate: and it's something you should think about long before your time has come. In particular, those of us in the baby boomer generation-whose parents are aging and senior citizens - should listen to this recent trip that our reporter, Lisa Napoli, took.
Posted In: Retirement

Money and marriage

What if your state doesn't have a marriage initiative? Finance advice is on the way. On hand to help get you started with the basics for managing money in a relationship is Amelia Tyagi, a financial consultant and author.

Oklahoma marriage

June is traditionally the month for marriage. But getting hitched is one thing. Staying together is another. Earlier this year, President Bush proposed a billion dollar program to help heterosexual couples develop and maintain healthy marriages. At least 35 states have some kind of marriage promotion program. But Oklahoma's considered the trailblazer, committing more money for marriage education. Reporter Cheryl Glaser checked it out.

"Straight Story": Regulating mutual funds

It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Seven former heads of SECs have signed a letter, saying they think mutual fund companies should have independent board chairman. Chris signs on as well.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

"Day in the Work Life": Roulette table supervisor

Have you ever lost money in Vegas? Well, here’s a new spin. Your cash helps pay the salaries for more than 190,000 workers in the Nevada gaming industry. On this installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money - we place our bets with a roulette table supervisor...
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: A savings report on budgeting

Budgeting doesn't have to be a bad. There are ways to cut corners without trimming your lifestyle. On this week's 'Money Matters'...our regular look at how to improve your bottom line...Alex Bhattacharji, the executive editor at Budget Living Magazine, shares ideas to help you budget with the goal of living well.
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for June 19, 2004

Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions… This week, he gives advice paying for professional education, giving the gift of stocks, finding the best rates for CDs, and choosing when to buy property.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Understanding uncertainty

Should you factor in current events when managing your money? How do you gauge the threat of terrorism or the upcoming presidential election? What about rising interests rates? Leah Modigliani, a portfolio strategist at Morgan Stanley, studies uncertainty. She offers some tips for the average investor.
Posted In: Investing

"Buzzword": Can Spam Act

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - Can Spam Act. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

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