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"Your Money or Your Life": Full-nest syndrome

Mar 20, 2004
All parents love their kids, but when should mom and dad tell them to fly the coop? When they're 18? 21? What if they won't go? This week, our advice columnist Dan Savage and financial consultant Amelia Tyagi explain how to get kids off the parental dole.
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"Straight Story": Farrell vs. Dobbs

Mar 20, 2004
This and every week, we have our Economics Editor Chris Farrell here to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Outsourcing is the buzz of the business world, but is it really detrimental to the American economy? Chris is ready to take on those who say "yes," including "CNN's" Lou Dobbs.
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"Day in the Work Life": Workin' on the railroad

Mar 20, 2004
According to the latest census, over 3.3 million people in this country work the night shift. On this week's installment of our weekly series "A Day In the Work Life," we hear from one of them. He earns around $50,000 a year in Nashville, Tenn., keeping freight trains running on time, all night long.
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Tax tips: Interview with Donna LeValley

Mar 20, 2004
What a difference a year makes, especially for the tax code. New deductions and more tax credits might be coming your way. Find out from tax attorney Donna LeValley on ways to make the tax code work for you.
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Coming in from the cold

Mar 20, 2004
Don't make the mistake of ignoring April 15th. Tax Day is coming up. If you can't pay Uncle Sam now, at least fess up and file -- eventually, you have to pay. From the Marketplace New York Bureau, Judy Martin explains.
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"E" for entrepreneur: Women and small business

Mar 13, 2004
March is Women's History Month, so we decided to look at one place where women are carving a niche. Rieva Lesonsky, the editorial director of "Entrepreneur Magazine," explains what it takes to strike out on your own.
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"Day in the Work Life": Small business owner

Mar 13, 2004
Each week in our "Day in the Work Life" segment, we take a closer look at the way some of us make a buck. In this installment, we place an order with a café owner in the center of the coffee universe, Seattle. Anyone for a triple shot latte with no foam?
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Cosmetic dentistry

Mar 12, 2004
Ready for your close up? Apparently, the answer is yes. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth-whitening shot up by 300 percent between 1996 and 2000. And, some dentists are already plotting the next big thing to attract you to their chair. Ashley Milne-Tyte has our story.
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"Your Money or Your Life": Workaholics

Mar 6, 2004
How many hours did you work this week? 40? More than 40? Over 60? Even 80?! Are you a workaholic, or is someone you love? Don't worry, we're here to help. This is the first week of a new segment on Sound Money -- it's called "Your Money or Your Life." And in it, our love and money mavens, advice columnist Dan Savage and financial consultant Amelia Tyagi, will suggest some steps to take -- maybe not exactly 12 -- but enough to help.
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Audits-R-Us

Mar 6, 2004
First comes taxes, and then if you are unlucky, the dreaded "A-word." Michael Martin, an enrolled agent, dishes the dirt about what to do and what not to do when the taxman cometh.
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