Marketplace Money for October 28, 2005

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Marketplace Money for October 28, 2005

Look Ahead for October 28, 2005

What you need to know today about next week.

The "Buzzword": Inflation Targets

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance &mdash; "Inflation Targets." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

"Day in the Work Life": Photographer

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we peek through the lens of a New York City photographer.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for October 28, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on understanding social security, throwing away credit cards, and creating a retirement account.
Posted In: Retirement

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Housing Ceiling

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the Straight Story. This week, Chris sings "Hallelujah". The housing boom is over.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: The State of the Estate Tax

On this week's Money Matters &mdash; our regular look at how to improve your bottom line &mdash; we learn what's behind the maneuvering to bury the "death tax." Joining Kai is Professor Michael Graetz, co-author of the new book, <em>Death by a Thousand Cuts</em>.
Posted In: Retirement, Taxes

A Health Care Check-Up

Does trying to figure out your health care benefits give you an ulcer? <em>Money Magazine's</em> Ellen McGirt offers this cliff notes guide to researching and selecting the best option for you.

Adoption 101

Adopting a child requires long term planning. Depending on where you choose to adopt &mdash; in the United States or internationally &mdash; costs can soar. Robin Urevich reports.

Wall Street and Your Wallet

Soon the New York Stock Exchange will merge with the online trading company Archipelago. Will that make individuals all that much closer to Wall Street? And is that a good thing? Former NASDAQ chairman, Al Berkeley, gives us a tour of the market's future.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Location, Location, Location...

Are you a city mouse or a country mouse? And does one cost more cheese than another? Marketplace's Amy Scott did a city / suburb cost comparison and filed this report.
Posted In: Housing

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