Marketplace Money for October 23, 2004

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Marketplace Money for October 23, 2004

Looking at the Candidates' Energy Policy...

Oil prices have dominated the news the past few months. No wonder. Oil is topping $50 a barrel. And - winter is on its way. So just in time for the election - the price of home heating oil is expected to rise. President Bush and Senator John Kerry each have an energy plan. But does either plan have enough power? Reporter Rachel Dornhelm finds out.
Posted In: Economy

Look Ahead

What you need to know today about next week.

From the Money Matters Desk: Improving Your Bottom Line

On this week's Money Matters -- a regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we focus on the growing number of high-skill contractors in our workforce. Professor Stephen Barley talks about his new book on the subject. Plus, tips on how to financially make it as a contractor.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

1929 Stock Market Crash

Seventy-five years ago the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted nearly 12 percent. The stock market crash triggered a wave of bank failures and cost investors billions. To mark the anniversary, Sound Money's Matthew Algeo takes a look at investing back then -- and tells us what it means for investing today

"Day in the Work Life": RN

On today's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our look at how folks trade time for money...we do rounds with a nurse.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Delaware

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 - "Delaware." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for October 24, 2004

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on doing a bond ladder, investing in an equity index annuity, paying for a new roof, and going back to school.
Posted In: Investing

Money Hassles 101

Just when you think you've balanced your checkbook and made a budget you can live with…you get an unwelcome financial surprise. Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt doles out advice on ways to get things back on track.
Posted In: Savings

Spitzer's Newest Crusade

The giants in the insurance world received a wake-up call from New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer. He's already gone after the mutual fund industry and the investment banks. Now Spitzer has turned his attention to bid rigging in the insurance industry. Is this the start of new regulations? Kai finds out from Dreyfus Neenan, an analyst Morningstar.

"Straight Story": Investing in Blue Chips

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. When is investing in blue chips a bad idea? Chris tells you.
Posted In: Investing