Marketplace Money for October 1, 2010

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Marketplace Money for October 1, 2010

Getting Personal: Saving for college, retirement

Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answers your questions about preparing for retirement while you're still young and whether now is the time for borrowing, if ever.

What are the odds of winning the lottery?

Winning the lottery seems like a once-in-a-fairy-tale-lifetime chance, right? So how come some winners hit the jackpot more than once? Tess ponders the stats.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Rejecting retirement with "nevertirement"

While many Americans are toiling with saving for retirement, a number of wealthy Brits are choosing instead to be "nevertirees" -- rejecting retirement altogether to keep working, all for pleasure.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement

TIAA-CREF CEO on the future of retirement

Retirement security has changed immensely since the Great Recession -- it looks now that many Americans have not saved enough. Hosts Tess Vigeland and Kai Ryssdal speak to Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, about the future.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement

How to ask for a raise, even in a recession

Thanks to the down economy, it's an employers market. But some workers are still in a position to ask for a raise or more fringe benefits. Alison Green from the blog "Ask a Manager" share tips and suggestions to help you make your case.
Posted In: Jobs, Personal Finance

The debate over not saving for college

With college tuition always on the rise, it seems natural to start saving up for your child's college tuition early. But forget early -- some parents aren't saving up at all.
Posted In: Education, Savings

Tracking, and reducing, energy consumption at home

The first step to reducing your home's energy consumption is knowing how much you use in the first place. Utility companies are offering online tracking software and tools that can help, but some have yet to see the benefits.
Posted In: Environment