Jul 13, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, July 13, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 13, 2007

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When unclaimed becomes unclaimable

Jul 13, 2007
If you have unclaimed stock or property waiting for you somewhere, watch out -- some states can seize or sell it off without you even knowing it. Steve Henn brings us this story of an investor who found out the…

At home in the housing market

Jul 13, 2007
When it comes to real estate these days, is it the buyers or sellers in the driver's seat? Lisa Napoli posts questions on the current state of the housing market to George Mannes of Money Magazine.

Buzzword: Shareholder mansions

Jul 13, 2007
When the CEO says "Jump," you say, "How high?" When the CEO buys a beautiful, big new house, you say, "Let me pay for it." Huh?

Mailbag for Friday, July 13, 2007

Jul 13, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell offers his advice on dealing with a debt collection agency, serving as a shareholder and choosing a health savings account.

Why not a wedding passport photo?

Jul 13, 2007
Is the absence of a perfectly-lit photo keeping you from renewing your passport? It is for Michelle Philippe -- especially since the ideal shots would eat into what she's saving up for her wedding.

Budget to Buenos Aires and beyond

Jul 13, 2007
Want to travel, but need to save money? Stephen Hoffman flew to Buenos Aires with his wife, ate, shopped and explored the local terrain on a shoestring. And then told us how to also do that elsewhere.

Day in the Work Life: Voice actor

Jul 13, 2007
It takes a very special person to start off as a little Indian girl and transform into an old Scottish man. Probably pretty interesting to watch.

Planned obsolescence is profitable

Jul 13, 2007
They don't make computers or washing machines like they used to. But if they did, what would happen to the warranty industry? Lisa Napoli talks to Todd Marks of Consumer Reports about whether cheap warranties are a good deal.

Straight Story: Boomers, watch your savings

Jul 13, 2007
Americans over the age of 65 have a collective $15 trillion in the bank. Economics editor Chris Farrell says the retiree motto for financial advice should be "caveat emptor."

Summer school: PMI

Jul 13, 2007
We're back to the blackboard with a lesson in "PMI." This mysterious acronym can come in handy -- if you're a mortgage lender.

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