Marketplace Money for September 9, 2005

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Marketplace Money for September 9, 2005

Personal Polluter

Reporter Rebecca Williams drives a car that's leaking oil. And it's going to cost her a lot of money to fix it. What would you do if you found out you're a pretty big polluter?

Bad Boss Syndrome

<em>Best Life Magazine's</em> Steve Perrine tells Kai what makes a bad boss bad and what workers do about it.
Posted In: Jobs

The "Buzzword": CBO

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; "CBO." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

"Day in the Work Life": Record Store Owner

These days you can fit your whole music collection in pocket-sized, digital gadgets. But remember when musical high-tech consisted of a needle dropped on a whirling slab of vinyl? On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we go ol' school with a record shop owner.
Posted In: Jobs

The Mailbag for September 9, 2005

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on setting aside money for retirement, investing in a 401K-ROTH hybrid, using an IRA to pay for a wedding, and buying real estate in a hot market.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: A Plea for Fiscal Responsibility

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out the "Straight Story." This week, Chris issues a plea for fiscal responsibility.
Posted In: Economy

From the Money Matters Desk: Life on the Fringe

On this week's Money Matters &mdash; our regular look at how to improve your bottom line &mdash; we learn how credit card companies and banks cater to people who live on the economic margins. Joining Kai is Professor Howard Karger, the author of <em>Shortchanged: Life and Debt in the Fringe Economy.</em>

Forecasting Insurance

Home insurance rates moved up 2.5 percent this year. That's the smallest increase in six years, but what should homeowners expect from their insurance bill post Katrina? Kai finds out from Jean Salvatore of the Insurance Information Institute.

Banking on Banks

Most community banks in the Gulfport region have been closed. From New Orleans, reporter Sam Eaton investigates the problems facing people who put their money in local banks.
Posted In: Savings

The Paper Trail

Marketplace's Hillary Wicai reports on the must-have documents you need to store in case of a natural disaster.

Your Katrina Questions

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