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Marketplace Money for March 20, 2004

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Marketplace Money for March 20, 2004

"Your Money or Your Life": Full-nest syndrome

All parents love their kids, but when should mom and dad tell them to fly the coop? When they're 18? 21? What if they won't go? This week, our advice columnist Dan Savage and financial consultant Amelia Tyagi explain how to get kids off the parental dole.
Posted In: Jobs

"Straight Story": Farrell vs. Dobbs

This and every week, we have our Economics Editor Chris Farrell here to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Outsourcing is the buzz of the business world, but is it really detrimental to the American economy? Chris is ready to take on those who say "yes," including "CNN's" Lou Dobbs.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Workin' on the railroad

According to the latest census, over 3.3 million people in this country work the night shift. On this week's installment of our weekly series "A Day In the Work Life," we hear from one of them. He earns around $50,000 a year in Nashville, Tenn., keeping freight trains running on time, all night long.
Posted In: Jobs

How to give

There are so many good charitable causes, but how do you decide where your donation should go? As Minnesota Public Radio's Mary Stucky reports, there are ways to give that benefit both you and the charity.
Posted In: Charity

"The Buzz Word": 529 plans

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news, like 529 plans -- you hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Mailbag for March 20, 2004

Each week, we choose the most burning of your money questions for our very own Chris Farrell to answer. This week, Chris explains when it's OK to give your children money, who is Warren Buffet, and how you can learn about the stock market without risking a dime.
Posted In: Charity, Retirement

The Numbers for March 20, 2004

It's time for the numbers. Host Kai Ryssdal runs down the business news and what it means for your wallet.

Tax tips: Interview with Donna LeValley

What a difference a year makes, especially for the tax code. New deductions and more tax credits might be coming your way. Find out from tax attorney Donna LeValley on ways to make the tax code work for you.
Posted In: Jobs

Coming in from the cold

Don't make the mistake of ignoring April 15th. Tax Day is coming up. If you can't pay Uncle Sam now, at least fess up and file -- eventually, you have to pay. From the Marketplace New York Bureau, Judy Martin explains.
Posted In: Jobs