Marketplace Money for November 17, 2006

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Marketplace Money for November 17, 2006

Buying in a soft market

The housing market is cooling. That's good news for buyers. Right? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Housing

Educating Rico: Season for giving

Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. This time, our hero gets a charity checklist.
Posted In: Charity

Show us the money

What do workers want? A new survey suggests it depends on whom you ask -- and that employers underestimate how much money matters. Kai speaks with Jason Kovach of World at Work.
Posted In: Jobs

Mortgage mischief

Congress might get serious about a growing issue of concern for homeowners: mortgage fraud. Kai interviews Marva Williams of the Woodstock Institute.
Posted In: Housing

Bad way to shop

The holiday shopping season is about to kick off and so goes the battle for low prices. But sometimes cheap isn't always the best thing for your bottom line. That's the thesis of Kate Newlin's new book, Shopportunity.

Mailbag for Friday, November 17, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on fixing a rollover mistake, investing for a special needs child and diversifying a retirement account.

Buzzword: Normal trade status

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: Normal trade status. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Bend it like Hatha

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we stretch ourselves with a yoga instructor.

Straight Story: Health insurance

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 the more health care plans, the better.