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Marketplace Money for October 20, 2006

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Marketplace Money for October 20, 2006

Straight Story: Trickle down

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 issues a warning: Stop selling money products for the wealthy to the financially weary.

Day in the Work Life: Sister act

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we draw inspiration with a Catholic sister.

Buzzword: CME

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: CME. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Mailbag for Friday, October 20, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on choosing an annuity, investing in an UGMA and paying an old debt.

How to get the best seat on the plane

Don't book another airline ticket until you glide on over to the SeatGuru.com to find out where the best seat for your buck is located. Kai speaks with founder Matt Daimler.

The election and the markets

What will happen on Wall Street after the midterm election? Kai interviews Zanny Minton Beddoes of the Economist.

Grow your own garden

Can a packet of seeds save you seed money? KUOW's Cathy Duchamp reports on the economics of gardening.

Care at home

Seniors face rising health care costs, but there's no place like home for lower medical bills. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Educating Rico: Audit or treat?

Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. In the week's episode, he confronts a taxpayer's worst nightmare . . . just in time for Halloween.
Posted In: Taxes