Marketplace Money for September 2, 2005

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Marketplace Money for September 2, 2005

Your Katrina Questions

If you have stories or questions about personal finance issues stemming from a disaster like Hurricane Katrina, we want to hear from you. Send an e-mail to <a href="/contact/"></a>.

CD Rates

Consumer Reports Lisa Lee Freeman explains why times are a changing for CDs.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Buzzword": Real Median Income

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; " Real Median Income." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

"Day in the Work Life": School Principal

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life" &mdash; our regular look at how folks trade time for money &mdash; we get sent to the principals office.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for September 2, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on finding a financial advisor, setting aside money for a disabled child, and maintaining a good credit score when you leave one bank for another.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Hurricane Katrina

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris forecasts the long-term macroeconomic effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: Talking About a Revolution

On this week's <em>Money Matters</em> &mdash; our regular look at how to improve your bottom line &mdash; Eli Portnoy, the chief brand strategist at the Portnoy Group, predicts the retail revolution coming to a grocery store near you.

Bankruptcy Deadline

Thinking about filing for personal bankruptcy? The new bankruptcy law goes into effect in October. Should you declare now? <em>Marketplace's</em> Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Jobs

"Educating Rico": Stock Research

In the latest installment of Educating Rico, our hero learns the ins and outs of stock research.
Posted In: Investing

Appraising Adjustors

After a natural disaster hits, many people turn to Public Insurance Adjustors to deal with their insurance companies. But do they always have your best interests in mind? Tess Vigeland talks to consumer advocate Amy Bach.

Losing Everything

What do you do when you've lost everything? What are the first steps you can take to rebuilding your finances? Tess Vigeland finds out where and when to ask for help from a survivor of a natural disaster.