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Opting Out of Health Insurance

Aug 27, 2004
The number of self-employed Americans gambling on life without health insurance is growing. So we decided to ask if it ever makes financial sense to take a calculated risk and pocket the cost of health insurance premiums? Marketplace reporter Bob Moon has the answer.
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Take Back Your Time

Aug 20, 2004
Circle this date on your calendar: October 24th. That's the date of the second annual Take Back Your Time day, a campaign dedicated to drawing attention to the lives of American workers. Kai speaks to John deGraaf, the National Coordinator for the campaign.
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"Day in the Work Life": Self-defense Instructor

Aug 20, 2004
On this week's installment of "A Day in the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade time for money -- we learn from a self-defense instructor who teaches her students how to be safe... rather than sorry.
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Mailbag for August 21, 2004

Aug 20, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using a student loan, avoiding fraudulent work schemes, and saving a down payment.
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"Straight Story": Where the Jobs Are

Aug 14, 2004
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. The job report for July set off the wrong type of fireworks. Chris cleans up the debris.
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"Day in the Work Life": Realtor

Aug 14, 2004
This week, the National Association of Realtors announced that existing home sales will hit 6.5 million, above last year's record of 6.1 million, and the median existing-home price is expected to rise 7.3% to $182,400. On this week's installment of "A Day in the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade time for money -- we go house hunting with a realtor.
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"Day in the Work Life": Dental hygienist

Aug 7, 2004
More than 108 million Americans have no dental insurance. Which might explain why tooth decay is the most common childhood disease. On this week's installment of "A Day in the Work Life" -- our look at how folks trade time for money -- we open wide for a dental hygienist.
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Factoid: The Small Business Engine

Aug 7, 2004
The small business engine of the U.S. economy...
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Opening Up a Small Business

Aug 7, 2004
Sick of the daily grind? Nearing retirement but not ready to stop working? If this describes you, then maybe you've thought about becoming your own boss. Kai speaks to Gene Fairbrother of the National Association for the Self-Employed. Find out how to plan and budget for a small business.
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"Day in the Work Life": LAPD helicopter pilot

Aug 1, 2004
On this week's installment of 'A Day In the Work Life' -- our weekly look at how people trade their time for money -- we patrol the skies with a Los Angeles Police Department tactical flight officer.
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