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Apr 6, 2007

Marketplace Money for April 6, 2007

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Marketplace Money for April 6, 2007

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Get interested in your savings

Apr 6, 2007
There are lots of banks who'd love the chance to sit on your cash. And that means you can find some pretty competitive rates. Lisa Napoli offers this primer on finding high-yield savings.

Why do I have to keep checking my checks?

Apr 6, 2007
It seems like you deposited that check ages ago and it still hasn't cleared. There's a reason. Tess finds out why with Jean Ann Fox of the Consumer Federation of America.

So . . . how much are your colleagues making?

Apr 6, 2007
You know you're dying to find out. What kind of salary are your coworkers making? Tess Vigeland talks snooping strategies with Donna Rosato of Money Magazine.

Day in the Work Life: Steeplewright

Apr 6, 2007
Don't take your places of worship for granted. This week, we profile a man whose job it is to make sure church steeples stay upright.

Buzzword: H-1B visa

Apr 6, 2007
They come from foreign lands to put their sophisticated skills to work in the U.S. -- unless there's not enough room.

Mailbag for Friday, April 6, 2007

Apr 6, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on life insurance for newborns, prioritizing income when you decide to establish your own nonprofit business, and the secrets of retiring at age 51.

A very taxing family

Apr 6, 2007
It's a family business that only Uncle Sam could love. Ashley Milne-Tyte takes us to Queens, New York, where three generations of tax accountants prepare for April under the same roof.

A beautiful garden for the right price

Apr 6, 2007
Want to make your garden bloom without breaking the bank? Tess Vigeland takes us on a tour of her own garden with Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential."

Thanks for writing us!

Apr 6, 2007
We brought you the best of personal finance and you responded. Tess Vigeland hears feedback from our listeners.

Straight Story: Cut!

Apr 6, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell yells "Cut" at the newest reel of credit card documentaries.