Sep 28, 2007
Service clubs have a long and proud tradition in this country. But since the 1980s, the clubs have been struggling to survive, competing against families, careers, and a healthy dose of cynicism. Now a resurgence of sorts seems to be developing -- Amy Scott reports.
Sep 24, 2007
The price for a low-cost laptop designed for Third World countries is actually twice as high for Americans than for foreign governments. But Curt Nickisch reports that it's still one of the cheapest laptops around.
Sep 21, 2007
Musuems across the country are hungry for curators who can successfully balance a knowledge of art with a knack for fundraising. Lisa Napoli reports those types are not easy to find.
Sep 20, 2007
A nonprofit group is auctioning off the names of 10 new fish species discovered in Indonesia. Wealthy fishophiles are expected to line up and place high bids. Geoff Brumfiel reports.
Jun 8, 2007
Looking for a new way to be charitable? How about lending to a business on the other side of the world? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof did, and traveled to meet his beneficiaries. He talks to Tess Vigeland.
Feb 16, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: funding a child's college education, dealing with identity theft, transferring stock as a gift and answering the question, "What protections does a mutual fund have?"
Dec 8, 2006
Half of all charitable donations are made during the holiday season. Amy Radil profiles a donor who gives in secret.
Nov 17, 2006
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series, Educating Rico. This time, our hero gets a charity checklist.
Jun 30, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Warren Buffett gifted $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chris says even Americans of humble means can learn a lot about charitable giving from the Wizard of Omaha.
Apr 7, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, we tackle tax season with a special mailbag devoted to everything you need to know: advice on writing off business expenses, gifting money to grandchildren, and deducting home improvement costs.