Marketplace Money for May 6, 2005

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Marketplace Money for May 6, 2005

Look Ahead

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Pump and Dump

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 - "PUMP AND DUMP." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

"Day in the Work Life": Bellydancer Instructor

On this week's A Day in the Work Life...our weekly look at how folks trade time for money...we navel gaze with a belly dance instructor.
Posted In: Jobs

Mailbag for May 6, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for retirement on a small budget, investing in a rising interest rate environment, and opening up an overseas bank account.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Retirement

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Stocks, Stocks, Stocks

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Financial wizard, Warren Buffett, says there are only a few magical stocks worth investing in this year. Chris says don't fall under Buffett's spell.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Going on a Financial Diet

Any clue how much cash you burn through in a given week? USA Today's Mindy Fetterman has made it her mission to slim down her spending. The first step -- tracking her financial successes and failures in a daily journal. It's all part of the paper's Financial Diet series. And in this week's Money Matters, Mindy let's you read her diary.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Me and My Media... How We Shape Our News

People are no longer reading all about it... at least in newspapers. This week, major newspapers reported drops in circulation, most likely the result of people heading to the web for news. Matthew Felling of the Center for Media and Public Affairs dissects the changes in the public's news habits.

It's Baaack... The Long Bond

This week, the Treasury Department announced it's considering bringing back the 30-year bond. How will this affect interest rates, your portfolio and your mortgage? The Bond Bible's Marilyn Cohen explains the Bond, Long Bond.
Posted In: Investing

A New Wrinkle in Travel

Experts say this summer's vacation season will be the busiest in years. We're expected to globe trot, road trip, and maybe bridge the generation gap. Travelers are planning family trips that include three or more generations. Apryl Lundsten explores the new trend.

Movin' on Up... Not So Much

The hot housing market means a lot of folks are selling their homes for a pretty profit. But is it enough to get them into the next house? Eric Niiler has the story.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

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