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Jul 20, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, July 20, 2007


Marketplace Money for Friday, July 20, 2007

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Mailbag for Friday, July 20, 2007

Jul 20, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell debunks the myth around engagement ring math. Should it really be two months' salary?
Chris Farrell answers your financial questions.
Photo: Vince Winkel

Engaged: A family affair

Jul 20, 2007
With six weeks to go until the big day, the heat is on for engaged couple Michael Fox and Tiffany Lee-Youngren. Good thing they have a supportive network of family and friends to help keep the costs down.
Tiffany and Mike's wedding invitation. The couple saved money by printing out their own: 150 for around $200. The couple are set to wed on Sept. 1, 2007.
Michael Fox

Day in the Work Life: The big cheese

Jul 20, 2007
New York City's Chanterelle restaurant offers menus decorated with limited-edition art, a 5000-bottle wine cellar and some of the best cheese in the world. Better have a good fromager.

Summer school: P/E ratio

Jul 20, 2007
How far are your investment dollars taking you? Wall Street uses the P/E ratio as their preferred measure. Economist Chris Low takes us through the math.

Straight Story: Unemployment and inflation

Jul 20, 2007
The vast majority of economists say a 4.5 unemployment rate is great. Chris Farrell says it's much too high.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Like stealing identity from a baby

Jul 20, 2007
Your kids can have bad credit before they even hit their teens if they're victims of identity theft. Aside from monitoring credit reports, some groups would like to see this prevented on a congressional level. Amy Scott reports.

Educating Rico: Sealing the house deal

Jul 20, 2007
Rico's friend Rick is in the last stages of scoring a beautiful loft in downtown LA -- and that means a mortgage contract. In this last installment of our housing market series, we get to call it home.

On the money trail of Boston Gal

Jul 20, 2007
We know how much is in her savings account and what she's got in her penny jar at home, but we don't know her name. Who is Boston Gal? Tess Vigeland delves into the mystery.
Mystery woman
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Buzzword: Say on pay

Jul 20, 2007
A sure way to keep the CEO in check is by voting on how much they make. But some board rooms aren't welcoming the idea.