Marketplace Money for March 16, 2007

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Marketplace Money for March 16, 2007

Day in the Work Life: The nanny diaries

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we have a play date with a nanny.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Cockroach theory

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

Mailbag for Friday, March 16, 2007

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on helping a family member with mortgage payments, using wage insurance, and dealing with identity theft.

Straight Story: The health crisis

States and cities have made big health care promises to retired workers. Economics editor Chris Farrell says those promises might be broken.

Can I get a deal on that Warhol?

You don't need a t-note to buy beautiful works of art. Stacey Vanek Smith tours the cheaper side of the art market.

Services immigrants bank on

Some consumers use check-cashing and cash-transfer firms for money transactions. But those financial firms, including those in immigrant-heavy areas, are scrambling to meet new regulations. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Selling in a slow market

You can use a lot of "S" words to describe the housing market: slumping, slowing, and surviving. So how do you sell in a buyers market? Tess Vigeland interviews Elizabeth Razzi, the author of "The Fearless Home Seller."
Posted In: Economy

Valuable lessons in refinancing

Refinancing might get harder even if you don't have a subprime mortgage. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Investing

'A' stands for 'Another risky mortgage'

Another week has brought another worry about risky mortgages. Host Tess Vigeland talks about Alt-A loans with Chris Mayer, the Director of the Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School.
Posted In: Investing

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