Marketplace Money for May 5, 2006

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Marketplace Money for May 5, 2006

Appraising an agent

Can you negotiate? Will they filter the listings? What's the timeline? Finding a dream agent is just as important as finding your dream home. Real estate expert Elizabeth Razzi gives Kai pointers on narrowing the search.

Straight Story: Rating mileage standards

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 says there's a much better way to encourage fuel efficiency. Gas tax, anyone?
Posted In: Economy

Day In The Work Life: Menu of music

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our look at how folks trade their time for money, we hum along with a singing waitress.
Posted In: Jobs

Buzzword: Forever stamp

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, "forever stamp." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, May 5, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week: Advice on using a credit card overseas, creating a shared equity agreement, and investing in delinquent tax certificates.
Posted In: Investing

Money Matters: Deja bubble

The Internet bubble may have burst more than five years ago, but Fortune magazine's Adam Lashinsky says that it's not only back, it's better than ever. He talks with Kai.
Posted In: Economy

Understanding long-term care insurance

Is long-term care insurance for you? What you should know before you sign on the dotted line? Mike Fitzhugh is a certified financial planner. He sits down for an interview with Kai.
Posted In: Savings

Educating Rico: Lost in translation

Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, "Educating Rico." This time our hero takes a trip to the emergency room -- overseas. Can he rely on his health insurance to cover the bill?

Spend to save?

Banks and credit card companies say they want to help you fill your piggy bank. But what will it cost you? Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Savings