Marketplace Money for Friday, July 6, 2007
Jul 6, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, July 6, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 6, 2007

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Go after cards before they go after you

Jul 6, 2007
The average person receives between five and a dozen credit card offers in the mail per week. Tempting, no? Lisa Napoli resisted opening up her offers for about two months -- then opened them all at once.

Mailbag for Friday, July 6, 2007

Jul 6, 2007
Are you ready for the speed round? In this fast-action mailbag, economics editor Chris Farrell takes on five listener e-mails in five minutes.
Chris Farrell answers your financial questions.
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Straight Story: Close the private equity loophole

Jul 6, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell says the loophole that allows rich private-equity managers to pay lower taxes than the average worker is bad public policy.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Day in the Work Life: Bike mechanic

Jul 6, 2007
There are 600,000 bikes in Amsterdam, and they're fairly robust. But occasionally, you're gonna need something tweaked.

What do you think?

Jul 6, 2007
Lots of you wrote in to talk Money, and we always listen. Tess Vigeland sifted through some of our listener mail.
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Small business, big health insurance issues

Jul 6, 2007
If you're work for a small business, you're familiar with the pains associated with affordable health insurance. Steve Tripoli looked into the issue to find out what you're up against.

Summer school: Earnings

Jul 6, 2007
The bottom line in a capitalist system is how much you make. And even the slightest loss can be catastrophic for your company's stocks. Economist Chris Low schools us on earnings.

The down side of debit

Jul 6, 2007
If you think debit is automatically safer than credit, you may want to think twice the next time you swipe your card. Tess Vigeland explores how debit can be a drag with Dow Jones columnist Jilian Mincer.

65 is the new 35

Jul 6, 2007
The traditional model for retirement is changing, and a lot of baby boomers find themselves continuing to work into their later years. Tess Vigeland talks about the "young old" with author Marc Freedman.

Buzzword: Equity stripping

Jul 6, 2007
They may put on an alluring show, but these strippers can tease you out of a home.

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