Marketplace Money for May 1, 2004

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Marketplace Money for May 1, 2004

"Buzzword": May Day

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. For instance -May Day. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Jobs

Too Google to be true?

The words "certain legal restrictions" appear in the Google filing. Those words should sound alarm bells, if you want to participate in the Google auction. Marketplace reporter Lisa Napoli's explains that not all auctions are created equal.
Posted In: Investing

Investing and rising interest rates

Alan Greenspan has said it. Wall Street types are preparing for it. And the question is not if, but when. Word on the street is interest rates are about to rise. So what does that mean for your investments? For a little guidance, we asked Bill Gross of Pacific Investment Management Company for some tips on how to invest with rates on the rise.
Posted In: Investing

IPO 101

If you can't get a share of Google, don’t despair. Other IPOs might be coming your way. But should you immediately jump on the bandwagon? For insight into the IPO marketplace, we checked in with Tom Taulli. Taulli runs the website currentofferings.com.
Posted In: Investing

Computer eye for the buyer guy (or gal)

Kai's home computer just turned seven. It got us thinking about when is the right time to buy a new computer? Marketplace Reporter Lisa Napoli goes shopping for some computer makeover advice.

Landing the interview...from the Money Matters Desk

Experts say the job market is rebounding. But how do you set yourself apart from all the other jobseekers out there and actually get an interview? On this week's "Money Matters" - our regular look at how to improve your bottom line - Career coach Robin Ryan has some tips -- one that involves a little help from your friends.
Posted In: Jobs

Desperately seeking Google

The Internet search engine Google is going public and everyone wants in. The way IPOs usually work makes it awfully hard for the average investor to do that. But Google is trying to make it easier for the average Joe and Jane to get a piece of the action. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for May 1, 2004

Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on budgeting for one income, leasing a car, and dealing with investment fees.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Day in the Work Life": Gatekeeper

May the 1st. That's the date by which most high school seniors have to accept, or decline, an invitation to enroll at the college or university of their choice. On this week's installment of "A Day In the Work Life," our regular series on how people trade their time for money, we hear from an admission officer who decides which kids make the grade, and which don't.

Letters for May 1, 2004

We take a peek at the Sound Money mail from the last few weeks. Don’t miss the missives.

"Straight Story": Warren Buffett

It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha, has his annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting this weekend. Our own financial wise man, Chris Farrell, has some thoughts.
Posted In: Investing