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Marketplace Money for May 22, 2004

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Marketplace Money for May 22, 2004

"Straight Story": Pump Politics

It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." As gas prices continue to rise, Chris has some advice: Stop whining.
Posted In: Economy

"The Color of Money": The Euro

Open your wallet. Take out a bill. Have you ever noticed what's on the cash you carry? The design of a banknote can be a key to the culture that issued it. In the first installment of our new series called "The Color Of Money" -- a look at paper bills from around the world -- we take a trip overseas. European travel season is about to heat up, and it seemed fitting to peer closer... at the Euro.
Posted In: Economy

Sexual Harassment: Interview with Sheryl Harmer

What if your daughter or son faces sexual harassment at work? How do you educate yourself so you can educate your child? Sheryl Harmer shares her advice with Kai. She’s the Director of Program Development at the Committee for Children.
Posted In: Jobs

Sexual Harassment...A teenage problem

According to a new study published in the American Sociological Review, nearly one third of teenage girls and 14 percent of boys experience sexual harassment on the job. It's the first such look at teen workers, who are thought to be especially vulnerable to sexual harassment. The study found that most teens don't report the harassment or know how to stop it. Mary Stucky explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Washington, DC roundup

Kai checks in with the Washington, DC Marketplace Bureau Chief, John Dimsdale, on how Congress is dealing with issues that influence your pocketbook: interest rates, the U.S. oil reserve, and mutual funds.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

"Day in the Work Life": Private eye

One new television series slated for the fall is about private eyes. As we all know, television doesn’t necessarily reflect reality. In this week's installment of "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how people trade their time for money -- we give an actual Private Investigator the third degree.
Posted In: Jobs

"Buzzword": Upfronts

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

Mailbag for May 22, 2004

Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions...this week, he gives advice on selecting 401ks, buying versus leasing a car, and money management for newlyweds.
Posted In: Savings

"Educating Rico": Financial Responsibility

Our Associate Producer Rico Gagliano has been spending a lot of time thinking about his retirement... and his economic future in general. But in this month's installment of the Sound Money series "Educating Rico," our protagonist discovers that being financially responsible comes at a cost.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: An investment retirement report on how much is enough

Are you saving for retirement? If not, a recent study says you're not alone. Of the thousand workers surveyed, a third haven't saved at all for their golden years and about 45 percent have less than twenty-five thousand dollars. Most financial experts think these people are in huge trouble. But our guest, Ralph Warner, has a different take. He says it is important to save for retirement, but you don't need as much moolah as you think.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings