Marketplace Money for May 27, 2005

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Marketplace Money for May 27, 2005

Sound Money Letters for May 27, 2005

Time for us to peek into the Sound Money letters bag. Don’t miss the missives.

The "Buzzword": Junk Bond

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "JUNK BOND." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

"Day in the Work Life": A Retail Ethnographer

On this week's A Day in the Work Life...our weekly look at how folks trade time for money... we analyze our shopping habits.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for May 27, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting long term care insurance, using emergency savings to buy a big ticket item, and buying a house with 401k money.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: No Inflation

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 explains the conundrum behind long-term interest rates.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: "The Flight of the Creative Class"

What do Boise, Idaho, San Francisco, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina have in common? They're among the top ten cities ranked by "Creativity Index." Here to explain why that index is instrumental to your career success is Professor Richard Florida. His new book is "The Flight of the Creative Class."

Redefining Rebates

Mail-in rebates aren't small change these days. You could receive as much as $150 for buying cell phones and other electronics. But that money doesn’t always come easily. <i>USA Today</i> personal finance columnist Sandra Block shares tips on redeeming rebates.

Funding Stem Cell Research

This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill to increase federal funding for stem cell research. President Bush has threatened to veto the legislation. It got us wondering how has the private sector responded to this debate? Harvard Business Professor Debora Spar joins Kai to talk about the market’s role in stem cell research.

"Educating Rico": Time Management 101

In the latest installment of Educating Rico, our hero tries to learn the secrets of time management.

AMT's a Changin'

Congressional leaders agree the alternative minimum tax needs reform. Changing the tax code could cost the government billions of dollars. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Taxes