Oct 29, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, October 29, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, October 29, 2010

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Physical labor puts older workers in economic limbo

Oct 27, 2010
For pencil pushers, their bodies can probably keep working until 67, when they can collect full Social Security benefits. But people who use their bodies for work -- construction workers, waitresses -- they often find themselves to be too young to collect full benefits but too worn down to find more work.

Getting Personal: Real estate investments, open enrollment

Oct 27, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of CBS's Moneywatch answer your questions about tax shelters, real estate as investment and what to do if your employer overmatches your 401(k) and asks for that money back.

Preparing for the future job market

Oct 28, 2010
If you're in a job that might be scarce down the road, you need to be prepared. Reporter Adriene Hill talks with Tess Vigeland about which job fields are expected to grow, which may be squeezed out for good and how to be ready for the job market of the future.

What you should expect when donating

Oct 28, 2010
Haiti is back in the spotlight again because of a cholera outbreak. So what happened to the billions that were donated to the island nation? Dr. Una Osili from the Center of Philanthropy talks with Tess Vigeland about what to realistically expect from donations you make.

Work a day job like a rock star

Oct 29, 2010
Rock stars may party hard at night, but many rockers -- including successful ones -- roll out of bed and work in an office in the day time. Marketplace's Jeff Tyler -- a former rocker himself -- takes a look at rock stars and their day jobs.

Letters: Listeners respond to 'What is Rich?'

Oct 29, 2010
The "What is Rich?" show got a lot of listeners talking. Tess Vigeland and senior producer Deborah Clark go over the comments.

A survivor's guide for home buying

Oct 30, 2010
Home buying is far from easy, especially in this economy and in the big cities. So how to navigate the treacherous home buying seas? Marketplace senior business correspondent Bob Moon gives some tips.