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From the Money Matters Desk: A working report on career counselors

Aug 1, 2004
If your bookshelf is packed with self-help manuals and personality tests, then you've probably wondered if a career counselor might be able to help you find direction or a new career. On this week's 'Money Matters'... our regular look at how to improve your bottom line... Kai asks Amy Lindgren, the founder of Prototype Career Service, about what people should expect from a career counselor.
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Allowance Q&A

Jul 25, 2004
Okay...so that's what the kids think. But what about the adult ATM's? How much should kids get? And should you set rules on where the money can go? Kiplinger's Personal Finance executive editor Janet Bodnar shares a few thoughts on what parents should consider.
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Allowance Politics, a Kid's Tale

Jul 25, 2004
Taking the trash out. Making the bed. Cleaning the dishes. Some kids have to do chores to get an allowance. Others get a monthly stipend just for being them. Reporter Rachel Dornhelm went in search of what kids want when it comes to an allowance.
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"Day in the Work Life": Cabbie

Jul 24, 2004
Prince Charles took a ride in a London taxi last week. It marked the first time he'd ever set foot in a traditional cab. On this week's installment of 'A Day In the Work Life', our weekly look at how people trade their time for money, we also investigate life inside a yellow cab.
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Corporate Earnings Q&A

Jul 24, 2004
This week, soaring corporate profits and dividend payouts dominated Wall Street. Kai translates the news with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Bank One Corporation.
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Corporate Earnings Q&A

Jul 22, 2004
This week, soaring corporate profits and dividend payouts dominated Wall Street. Kai translates the news with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Bank One Corporation.
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"Day in the Work Life": Aesthetician

Jul 17, 2004
As Baby Boomers look to stave off the marks of age, the multi-billion-dollar beauty industry is expected to grow... as will the number of people in its workforce. On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade their time for money -- we check into a salon and get pampered by an aesthetician. What's that, you ask? We'll let her explain, but a warning: her work can get a little hairy...
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"Straight Story": Jobs in the computer age

Jul 17, 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. This week, Chris looks at what really matters when it comes to the economy – the outlook for jobs in an increasingly computerized age.
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"Day in the Work Life": Once upon a storyteller

Jul 10, 2004
The writers behind many of our favorite movies and TV shows have been working without a contract the past couple of months. The Writer's Guild of America says offers for benefits and residuals pay are unacceptable. The Guild calls its members 'America's Storytellers.' But on this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our regular look at how folks trade their time for money...we hear from a different kind of storyteller. His life makes for quite a yarn.
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From the Money Matters Desk: A working report on negotiating salaries

Jul 3, 2004
You interviewed for a job and are waiting to hear from the hiring manager. The call comes…and you’re hired. Next: the dreaded salary discussion. Here to tell us how to come away with a starting wage that makes you reasonably happy is Sheila Heen, the co-author of the book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most.
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