Marketplace Money for November 27, 2004

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for November 27, 2004

Look Ahead

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Straight Story": Elliot Spitzer, Outsourcing, and Guns-N-Roses

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. Elliot Spitzer, Outsourcing, and Guns-N-Roses... what do these items have in common? Chris has the answer.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Online Shopping

In 2003, holiday shoppers spent $18.5 billion online. On this week's Money Matters... our regular look at how to improve your bottom line... how do you protect yourself from cyber fraud? Jennifer Mulrean, a staff writer for MSN Money, offers tips on clicking your way to a better online shopping experience.

"Day in the Work Life": Food Critic

On today's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade time for money -- we sample entrees with a food critic.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Black Friday

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 - "Black Friday." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Jobs

Mailbag for November 27, 2004

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting an international stock fund, speculating with stocks, and listening to a financial planner's advice.
Posted In: Investing

Religion at Work

We're in the middle of a season filled with religion...so what's the best way to celebrate if you're on the job? Should your workplace make spiritual accommodations? Kai interviews Myrna Marofsky, the president of Pro-Group Consulting and the co-author of Religion in the Workplace.
Posted In: Jobs

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Sound Money offers this gift-giving guide for those who want to spread the joy of personal finance…Listen to advice on how to gift stock from Diane Harris, the Assistant Managing Editor of Money Magazine.
Posted In: Charity

Budgeting for the Holidays

The glutton-fest of Thanksgiving is behind us...so you know what that means: the holiday spending season is in full swing. We know it's a stressful time and an expensive time. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli scouts out ways to budget your time and money.
Posted In: Savings

Big Box Stores

With paychecks being squeezed by everything from high gas prices to four dollar a cup coffee, the discounts offered by chains like Costco, Target and Kmart are tough to pass up. But are there hidden costs? Alex Cohen investigates.