Marketplace Money for October 30, 2004

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Marketplace Money for October 30, 2004

Look Ahead

What you need to know today about next week.

"Straight Story": Credit Cards and Borrowing from Your 401(k)

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. A credit card that lets you borrow from your 401(k)? Say it isn't so...
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: Life Insurance

On this week's Money Matters, our regular look at how to improve your bottom line, we take a look at life insurance. Robert Hunter of the Consumer Federation of America's tell us how much we need and where to get the best policy.
Posted In: Investing

"Educating Rico": Changing Credit Cards

In this installment of our series 'Educating Rico', our own Rico Gagliano uncovers the secrets of changing your credit card rates.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Day in the Work Life": Bookstore Owner

On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our regular look at how folks trade time for money...we settle in with a good bookstore owner... as she introduces a local author.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": Dead Cat Bounce

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 - "Dead Cat Bounce." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for October 30, 2004

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on finding a lost saving bond, investing in good debt, saving for college, and choosing the best index.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Downward Dollar

Kai traces the decline of the dollar with Chris Low of First Tennessee. Find out what this trend means for you.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Pocketbook Politics

You may like one presidential candidate over another. But do you know who's better for your wallet? Business Week’s Amey Stone offers a voter’s guide to the big domestic issues: jobs, taxes, oil, and health care.
Posted In: Jobs

Are You a Vulture or a Chicken When It Comes to Investing?

This month, companies like Merck and Marsh & McLennan have tumbled in the stock market. Bad news for them - but could there be a silver lining for you, the investor? That answer might depend on whether you are a vulture or a chicken. Reporter Hilary Wicai has more.
Posted In: Investing

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