Aug 3, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 3, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 3, 2007

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Mailbag for Friday, August 3, 2007

Aug 3, 2007
Chris Farrell covers investing an annuity, buying a short sale home and getting your name off a credit card account.
Chris Farrell answers your financial questions.
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Know your worth in the job market

Aug 3, 2007
Prospective employees have a right to know what they're worth in the job market. Alisa Roth shows us how salary websites can help your research and why you might also want to be careful about the numbers.

Day in the Work Life: Military consultant

Aug 3, 2007
What it's like to risk your life? Professional Navy SEAL trainer Don Mann shows us the ropes.

Buzzword: Merger Monday

Aug 3, 2007
Wall Street professionals knew to expect the big merger announcements -- and occasionally good news -- on the first business day of the week. But these days, Monday's not always so sunny.

State help for troubled homeowners

Aug 3, 2007
A number of states are trying to alleviate the pressure on troubled homeowners by creating a fund to help homeowners refinance out of mortgages they can't afford. Tess talks to Chris Mayer from the Columbia Business School about it.

Living within the community

Aug 3, 2007
One solution to homeownership that's gaining in traction in the U.S. is something called co-housing. Originally created in Denmark, there have been over 100 projects already completed. Marketplace's Helen Palmer reports.

We listen to listeners

Aug 3, 2007
Tess Vigeland checks in with a few listeners, who wrote us with feedback on the P/E ratio, the high costs of the wedding industry and avoiding credit card offers.
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The benefits of ETFs

Aug 3, 2007
Oil prices are soaring again and that's good news for the people who invested in oil --- probably bad news for drivers. What's one way to be more of the former and less of the latter? Something called an ETF.…

Summer School: Short sale

Aug 3, 2007
This week, we learn the meaning of a short sale.

Straight Story: Unfair taxes

Aug 3, 2007
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell ponders why some big money earners pay a much less ratio of taxes when compared with other Americans.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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