Marketplace Money for October 20-21, 2007
Posted In: Education, Entertainment, Investing
Would it be easier to learn about personal finance if your teachers were your favorite daytime soap stars? Some U.S. officials want to make it happen. Lisa Napoli talks about it with U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral.
If you're an older couple and both of you have considerable wealth, does getting hitched make financial sense? Lisa Napoli talks to Money Magazine editor Cybele Weisser.
What's the best way to find info over the phone? Lisa Napoli dials some numbers.
Posted In: Health
More and more companies are hiring independent health care advocates to walk employees through the maze of provider options, and to get them speedy care. Lisa Napoli talks to BusinessWeek's Lauren Young, who successfully lobbied her own company to provide this service.
Just in case you needed another reason to be spooked out this month, it's the 20-year anniversary of the market crash of 1987. Economics editor Chris Farrell looks back and tries to learn something.
A big COLA can help rejuvenate the spirit and replenish a thirsty wallet. But this year, not everyone will find their Social Security COLA all that refreshing.
Posted In: Entertainment
Of all the different ways to earn and invest money that we talk about, this is one method we don't necessarily advise. But that doesn't mean some folks aren't doing it. Reporter Sean Cole looked into "sugar daddies" and the "sugar babies" who want them.
Let's roll, spin, crush and destroy with Benjamin "Bo Bo" Winslow, crew chief of the monster truck "Escalade."