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Hybrids, the cars that give back

Jan 12, 2007
Hybrid models can cost a little more, but according to a new survey, the returns might be worth the initial cost. Kai interviews James Bell of Intellichoice.
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More security for online banking

Jan 5, 2007
Ninety million Americans bank online. The federal government wants to make digital transactions safer. So why are banks moving slowly? Marketplace's Tess Vigeland explains.
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Look ahead: Personal savings rate

Dec 1, 2006
What you need to know today about the personal savings rate. Are Americans really saving for a rainy day? Stacey Vanek-Smith does some digging.
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Checking account interest rates

Sep 22, 2006
Some banks are starting to offer higher returns on your interest-bearing checking account. Kai looks at what you need to know.
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401K questions

Sep 8, 2006
The new pension bill gives employers the power to automatically enroll workers in 401(k) plans. That means employees need to be more pro-active. Ross Levin is the President of Accredited Investors, Inc. He provides a checklist of what you need to know.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Buzzword: Zombie debt

Jun 30, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, zombie debt. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Mailbag for Friday, June 30, 2006

Jun 30, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on how best to pay for your child's college tuition, whether or not to pay off a mortgage and how to deal with a fee-heavy annuity.
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Mailbag for Friday, June 23, 2006

Jun 23, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on savings for teens, checking the value of old stock certificates and making up a monthly budget.
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Mailbag for Friday, June 16, 2006

Jun 16, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: using a 529 college savings plan, gifting money for education expenses, and rolling over a defined pension account.
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Mailbag for Friday, June 9, 2006

Jun 9, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: paying for a remodel, buying disability insurance and setting saving priorities.
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