Marketplace Money for November 18, 2005

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Marketplace Money for November 18, 2005

Look Ahead for November 18, 2005

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": ICANN

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 -- "ICANN." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Turkey 911

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our weekly look at how folks trade time for money, we talk turkey -- literally.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for November 18, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on swapping houses, cleaning up a credit report, and investing in MITTS.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: The Politics of Pay

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Congressman Barney Frank introduced legislation that would force full disclosure of CEO salaries and perks. Chris votes yea.
Posted In: Jobs

From the Money Matters Desk: Travel Insurance A to Z

Travel delays and bad weather can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare. So on this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we learn what travel insurance can and can't do. Jonathon Ansell is the president of United States Travel Insurance Association.

Cutting Holiday Costs

Find out the cheapest way to send packages or buy gift cards. <em>Real Simple's</em> Sarah Humphreys trims our holiday costs.

Financial and Wedded Bliss

Arguments over spending and saving money have ended many marriages. Which is why financial companies are now crafting their own version of marriage counseling. Kai talks to financial expert, Ruth Hayden, about mixing marriage and money.
Posted In: Jobs

Forced into Flexibility

Disasters like hurricane Katrina and 9/11 forced some companies to be more flexible with workers schedules and locations. But once the disaster is over -- does the flexibility remain? From the <em>Marketplace</em> Work and Family Desk, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Break Up with Your Broker?

A cooling housing market has some sellers asking this question: Why do I even need a broker? Marketplace's Lisa Napoli does an assessment.
Posted In: Housing