Jan 4, 2008

Marketplace Money for Friday, January 4, 2008

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Marketplace Money for Friday, January 4, 2008

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All is not lost for the economy in 2008

Jan 4, 2008
Despite the current litany of bad news, the new year might not be so depressing. Tess Vigeland talks to Money Magazine's Donna Rosato about what we can expect in the new year -- from the recession threat to the housing…
The "2008" sign waits to be fully lit at Times Square.
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High oil prices not reaching the pump

Jan 4, 2008
Despite oil hitting $100 a barrel for the first time, we're not yet seeing big price spikes at the pump. Why? Tess Vigeland looks for some answers with oil analyst Barbara Shook.

Straight Story: Resolutions for 2008

Jan 4, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell wants to budget better for travel in the new year. Tess Vigeland wants to finally open an IRA with her husband. Will they follow through? Hope they're happy when they replay this in 2009...
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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You don't have to buy just to look

Jan 4, 2008
Just because you can't afford the house doesn't mean you can't go window shopping. Cash Peters went perusing multimillion-dollar houses for fun, and found out that he wasn't the only big dreamer.

Putting in a great encore performance

Jan 4, 2008
More of us are finding out we either can't afford to stop working for retirement or don't really want to. So what happens next? Tess Vigeland talks to Marc Freedman, who wrote a book about working through the "second half"…

Getting Personal

Jan 4, 2008
In the first Getting Personal of the new year, host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell tackle everything from buying a very expensive engagement ring to giving stock to another person.
Getting Personal
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Day in the Work Life: Doula

Jan 4, 2008
A doula is a person who "mothers the mother," or helps them give birth. Doula Katie Wise gives physical and emotional support to women and their families -- a range of things except delivering the baby.

Don't let sneaky hidden fees 'getcha'

Jan 4, 2008
Smart consumers know it's important to pay attention to the details. But sometimes the details are so well-hidden, you can't figure anything out. Author Bob Sullivan talks about sneaky hidden fees with Tess Vigeland.
Money to burn, or money to waste?
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The joys of a paid sabbatical

Jan 4, 2008
It may be rare, but there are companies in the U.S. that offer their employees extended time off with pay. If you don't get a sabbatical, why not ask for one? Jeff Tyler explores how.

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