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Chris Farrell covers investing an annuity, buying a short sale home and getting your name off a credit card account.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Marketplace's Jill Barshay reports.
This week, economics editor Chris Farrell ponders why some big money earners pay a much less ratio of taxes when compared with other Americans.
Marketplace Money for Friday, August 3, 2007