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"Day in the Work Life": Plumber

Sep 4, 2004
Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, celebrating the working class. In that spirit, on today's 'Day In the Work Life' -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money -- we put on our hard hats and solder some pipes alongside an apprentice plumber.
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Women and Pay

Sep 4, 2004
What a difference a penny makes.... Last week, the Census Bureau released figures that showed women, on average, still get paid less than men for the same job. Reporter Hilary Wicai examines salary dynamics in the workplace.
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Back to School Finances

Aug 28, 2004
Is there a way to prevent your kid from blowing their entire budget during the first month of college? Marjorie Savage is the author of "You're on Your Own: Mentoring Your Child During the College Years." She shares her advice with Kai.
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Dancing for Dollars

Aug 28, 2004
It's fair to say there's more to higher education that just classes and grades. Budgeting your time is one example. And just plain budgeting is another. We thought it might be time for a peek into student finances. Hilary Frank has our story of one option for making more cash.
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"Straight Story": Airline Pensions

Aug 28, 2004
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. Airline pension plans are flying away. Chris wants them grounded.
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"Day in the Work Life": A University Professor

Aug 28, 2004
It's back-to-school season, and college faculty are busily photocopying their trusty syllabi, ready to instill knowledge in another crop of young minds. On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how folks trade their time for money -- we audit the first day of classes with a university professor.
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"The Buzzword": Help Wanted Index

Aug 28, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "Help Wanted Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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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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