Marketplace Money for March 10, 2006

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Marketplace Money for March 10, 2006

The Look Ahead for March 10, 2006

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Investors Rejoice

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, Central Banks fear inflation, but fancy the global economy. Chris says investors will benefit.
Posted In: Economy

"Day in the Work Life": A Trunk Show

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life"... our look at how folks trade their time for money... we jump on the caravan with an elephant trainer.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": NYX

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

The Mailbag for March 10, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, allocating allowance, investing in a private company, and erasing credit card debt.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Small-Scale Fundraising

Need to raise money for your kid's soccer team? What gets better booty? A silent auction or a garage sale? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Author Stephanie Roth explains the easiest way to get cold hard cash.
Posted In: Charity

Inspector Gadget

You want a new digital music player, but the price isn't music to your ears. How can you afford the latest and greatest in gadgets? CNET's Brian Cooley refurbishes ideas about buying "used."

Funding Online Education

Online educators have a reason to cheer. Congress just passed a bill to increase federal student aid for web-based courses. Kai speaks to the New York Times' Sam Dillon about the legislation.

New Breed of Entrepreneurs

Say goodbye to the golden years and hello to spread sheets. Baby boomers are joining the small business boom. Alex Cohen reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

Talking About a Cellular Revolution

Don't have any cash to pay at the grocery checkout? No problem. Just swipe your cell phone. Mobile phones might soon function as your wallet, address book, and computer. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports on what's in store for consumers.