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Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
Lots of you wrote in to talk Money, and we always listen. Tess Vigeland sifted through some of our listener mail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Money for Friday, July 6, 2007