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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.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

"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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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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