Marketplace Money for May 26, 2006

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Marketplace Money for May 26, 2006

Straight Story: College 101

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: Chris blows the whistle on the ever-expanding business devoted to saving for college. Parents, listen up.
Posted In: Savings

Day in the Work Life: Street art

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we get tagged by a graffiti artist.

Buzzword: Euronext

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, Euronext. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, May 26, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying I-bonds, investing in Euros and taking care of an elderly parent.
Posted In: Investing

Burying a dead end job

There's an old work saying that goes something like this: The grass is always greener in your neighbor's cubicle. When do you know it's time to find a better job? Career expert Michael Laskoff joins Kai for a conversation.
Posted In: Jobs

Secrets and stocks

Companies post record profits, investors want to buy. But take some time to sniff around the spreadsheets. Economist Eric Talley explains what you to know before investing in a company.
Posted In: Investing

AARP's new gig

The AARP is a familiar name in the retirement business. Now it has tossed its hat into the mutual fund ring. Kai talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ian McDonald.
Posted In: Investing

Shared ticket to ride

Need to pick up something from the grocery store? Don't forget to reserve the car. Carolyn Kellogg test drives car sharing arrangements.

The mandatory 401K

Coming soon to your benefit package, an automatic enrollment in a worker retirement account. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Savings