Marketplace Money for November 11, 2005

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Marketplace Money for November 11, 2005

Day in the Work Life: Air traffic controller

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we take off with an air traffic controller.
Posted In: Jobs

The Look Ahead for November 11, 2005

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Stock Buy Back

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

The Mailbag for November 11, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on investing in a health savings account, beating the credit card companies, and gifting property to children.
Posted In: Charity, Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Defending Wal-Mart

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris goes against the tide and sticks up for Wal-Mart.

From the Money Matters Desk: Patient From Hell

On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Professor Steven Schneider tells us how his cancer diagnosis changed his approach to health care.

The Fix It Bible

A stopped up sink. A crack in the wall. Faulty flooring. Before you call in a repairman, you might want to listen to Arianne Cohen. She's the author of <em>Help It’s Broken, A Fix-It Bible for the Repair-Impaired</em> and she has tips on how to handle home repairs -- on a budget.
Posted In: Housing

Prescription Plan

Next week, seniors can start signing up for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit. But are too many choices getting in the way? Kai talks to Princeton Health Economist Uwe Reinhardt.

Speaking of Bespoke

Goodbye business casual. Hello business suit. Want to out-dapper the other guy? English hand-made suits are all the rage. Patrick Hirsch reports.

Cashing Out

Rising interest rates combined with flattening home values are making home-owners think about getting out while the getting's good. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing