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From the Money Matters Desk: A savings reports on kids and summer jobs

May 16, 2004
Pretzel maker, lab technician, and a paperboy are some of the first summer jobs held by Sound Money employees. Half of us found them on our own; the other half got help from mom and dad. If you think junior needs some assistance -- especially in this job market -- Janet Bodnar has some advice for you. She's executive editor of "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" magazine and the author of "Dollars & Sense for Kids."
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"Day in the Work Life": Mailman

May 16, 2004
The U.S. Postal Service carries 46 percent of the world's mail volume. To keep this operation running smoothly, the Service employs 845,000 people. On this week's edition of "A Day In The Work Life" -- our weekly look at how people trade their time for money -- we hang out with a letter carrier in Portland, Oregon. Weather may not keep him from his appointed rounds, but man's best friend is another story.
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Secrets of six figure women

May 16, 2004
According to the Labor Department, women make about 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. However, there’s one area that women’s wages are growing faster than men’s: paychecks that run into six figures. That particular statistic comes from the book, "Secrets of Six Figure Women," by Barbara Stanny. She talked to more than a 150 women who earn more than $100,000 dollars to find out how they got there. And she’s sharing those secrets with Kai.
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"Day in the Work Life": Physician

May 8, 2004
On this installment of our series "A Day In the Work Life" -- our weekly look at how people trade their time for money -- we step into the operating room with a physician at Vanderbilt University. His patients are children, and his work comes from the heart.
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"Buzzword": May Day

May 1, 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 -May Day. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Landing the interview...from the Money Matters Desk

May 1, 2004
Experts say the job market is rebounding. But how do you set yourself apart from all the other jobseekers out there and actually get an interview? On this week's "Money Matters" - our regular look at how to improve your bottom line - Career coach Robin Ryan has some tips -- one that involves a little help from your friends.
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"Day in the Work Life": Meteorologist

Apr 24, 2004
Drought is plaguing western farms; parts of Idaho may have no irrigation water this summer and tornadoes touched town in Illinois this week. It's impossible to exactly predict rain, shine, or snow, but some folks try anyway. On this week's installment of our regular series, we spend "A Day In the Work Life" with a meteorologist.
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"The Buzz Word": Public Employee Retirement System

Apr 20, 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 - Public Employee Retirement System. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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"Straight Story": CEO Compensation

Apr 17, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." CEO compensation continues to rise…up, up, and away. Chris is ready to pop the balloon.
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"Day in the Work Life": A cook's tale

Apr 17, 2004
Ever dreamed about having a professional chef prepare your every meal? For this week's installment of our series "A Day In the Work Life," we follow a gourmet cook as she whips up a four-star tale.
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