Marketplace Money for June 2, 2006

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Marketplace Money for June 2, 2006

Rents on the rise

What you need to know today about rising rents.
Posted In: Housing

Straight Story: Law and Oxley

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 files a motion for Sarbanes-Oxley.

Day in the Work Life: Quake expert

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we go digging with an earthquake geologist.

Buzzword: Big Mac Index

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, "Big Mac Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, June 2, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: investing in a Roth, paying inheritance tax on an overseas account, and choosing to retire early.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Jonesing for debt

Your neighbor has a bigger house. Your friend lives in a better school district. And you can't stop thinking about what you don't have. Shira Boss is the author of the new book, Green with Envy. She joins Kai for a conversation.

Economic roses

President Bush says the economy is on the right track. So why aren't ordinary people feeling any rosier? Forbes.com's Paul Maidment talks with Kai.
Posted In: Economy

Real estate report

What's the outlook for the housing market? Will buyers sing the blues? Or will sellers offer more for less? Ellen McGirt takes us inside the pages of Money Magazine's special real estate issue.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

A (campus) living wage

The cost of college education continues to rise. But the wages for many campus workers are barely above the minimum wage. That's sparked a battle at one elite campus. Martha Woodroof reports.

The whole nine yards

Some folks fawn over their yard like it's a member of the family. In fact, Americans spend millions to grow the perfect blade. Jeff Tyler reports.

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