Marketplace Money for March 24, 2006

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Marketplace Money for March 24, 2006

The Look Ahead for March 24, 2006

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Icy Predictions

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, Treasury Secretary John Snow hailed CEO pay and employee wages. Chris gives Snow a chilly reception.
Posted In: Jobs

"Day in the Work Life": Art Appraiser

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade their time for money -- we color outside the lines with an art appraiser.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Buyout

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 -- "Buyout." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

The Mailbag for March 24, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on teaching kids money management, understanding the difference between good versus bad credit, and applying for student loans as a couple.
Posted In: Savings

Mind Over Money

Do you trust stock analysts over your own stock analysis? Kai talks to Personal Finance expert Eric Tyson about improving your finance faith.
Posted In: Investing

Money Secrets

What money secrets are you hiding from your significant other? Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt reveals all's not so fair in love and finances.

Taxing Questions

Don't let tax season tax you. Consumer Reports' Tobie Stanger tells us which online tax services are worth your time.
Posted In: Taxes

Deduct Your Life

Movies, magazines, and mileage. You've got a list of write-offs. But are they a red flag for the IRS? Marketplace's Amy Scott finds out.
Posted In: Taxes

Raise the Roof

Another week, another confusing list of housing statistics. New home sales fell last month. Sales of older homes rebounded. Is it a buyers market? Or should sellers rejoice? Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing