Marketplace Money for June 3, 2005

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Marketplace Money for June 3, 2005

Look Ahead

What you need to know about consolidating student loans - fast.

The "Buzzword": Goldilocks Economy

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

"Day in the Work Life": A Voice Instructor

The theater world gets its moment in the spotlight Sunday night with the Tony awards. So on this week's A Day In the Work Life...our regular look at how folks trade their time for money...we put the spotlight on a voice teacher.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for June 3, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a personalized retirement account, gifting stocks and bonds, and improving a credit score.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Chris Farrell with the "Straight Story": Health Care Reform

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 sends an SOS to Congress.
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: Nice Girls Don't Get Rich

Lois Frankel, author of "Nice Girls Don't Get Rich," stops by to share tips from her new book. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes women make with money.
Posted In: Jobs

Pharming... A New Kind of Phraud

You've heard about phishing, where Internet scammers lure you into giving them personal information? Well, that's just so last month. Now there's a whole new game in town. Kevin Delaney of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> discusses the latest internet con... pharming.

Wishy Washy on White Collar Crime

This week, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction that took down the accounting firm, Arthur Andersen. What does the ruling mean for future prosecution of white-collar crime? Kai talks with Eric Talley, a Professor of Law at the University of Southern California.
Posted In: Jobs

Matri-Money: Marriage and Finances

What's the key to a healthy marriage? Communication helps. Romance is always nice. But the real trick is being financially compatible. So what should a couple do before they say I do? Karen Pelland reports.

The ABCs of the S&P...

Why are market indexes important? And what exactly do the indexes indicate? This week, we look at the movers and shakers of Wall Street's benchmarks -- the S&amp;P 500, the Wilshire 5000, and the Russell 3000. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing