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Marketplace Money for August 11, 2006
Aug 11, 2006

Marketplace Money for August 11, 2006

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Pension bill

Aug 11, 2006
Congress just passed a sweeping pension reform bill. Scott Tong reports on the changes in store for your retirement plan.

Sandwich generation

Aug 11, 2006
Millions of baby-boomers have become part of the "sandwich generation" -- taking care of both their kids and their elderly parents. Apryl Lundsten has the story.

Money Matters: Lost and found

Aug 11, 2006
Billions of dollars of unclaimed property could be yours. Want to know how to get that money back? Kai talks with Jeb Spaulding, the past president of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

Kids and your golden years

Aug 11, 2006
It is hard enough to save for retirement. But how do you save for your senior years when your kids are seniors in high school? Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt talks about the dollar dilemmas facing older parents.

Buzzword: Smart pig

Aug 11, 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: Smart pig. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Bodyguard

Aug 11, 2006
On this week's A Day In the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we protect our interests with a bodyguard.

Straight Story: Interest Rates

Aug 11, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, the Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates for the 18th consecutive time. Chris offers his own pause.