Marketplace Money for March 19, 2005

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Marketplace Money for March 19, 2005

Look Ahead

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Dollar Blues

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, the dollar is falling, the dollar is falling. Chris takes cover.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: Selling Your Own Home

Spring is in the air and "for sale" signs are sprouting on lawns. More owners are trying their hands at selling their home themselves. So on this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we talk to financial author and journalist Ilyce Glink about whether it makes sense to be your own realtor.
Posted In: Investing

Reinventing Retirement

This week, we air the last segment in our series, "Reinventing Retirement." Special Correspondent Joe Giese looks at how retirees are building homes that will age with them.
Posted In: Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Librarian

What if we told you there's a place where you can get books for free? On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we browse the stacks with a librarian at a Philadelphia school for girls.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Non-Executive Chairman

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

Mailbag for March 19, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on matching a 401k, picking a class "A" stock, and setting up a small business.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Buzzing Away

A can of Folgers will cost you 12 percent more this week than it did last week. Why the sudden jolt in coffee prices? Kai counts beans with Peter Navarro, a coffee expert.

Recession Bound?

Are we headed for a recession? Well, one economic indicator is pointing in that direction. And it could wind up costing you and me some money. FTN's Chris Low explains.
Posted In: Economy

The Good, the Bad, and the Audit

Tax Day is less than a month away. And The Internal Revenue Service says audits are on the rise. We've all heard the horror stories, but is being audited really that bad? Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.