Oct 5, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, October 5, 2007


Marketplace Money for Friday, October 5, 2007

Segments From this episode

Day in the Work Life: Smile, kids

Oct 5, 2007
Try as they might, school kids can't avoid school photos. We meet the man who helps parents embarrass their teenagers' dates when they inevitably visit the house.

Buzzword: Big bath

Oct 5, 2007
Have you ever made bad news seem better by first making it seem worse? You should work for Wall Street.

Straight Story: Moral investing

Oct 5, 2007
Socially responsible investing is hot, hot, hot. And Chris Farrell says one of the best ways to invest responsibly is by putting your money into frontier markets.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
American Public Media

Uncle Sam really wants to hire you

Oct 5, 2007
It may seem like job cuts are everywhere, but there's one employer whose staff is healthy and growing. Steve Henn delves into the pros and cons of working for the government.

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Oct 5, 2007
How fast can economics editor Chris Farrell go? Find out in this third installment of the Mailbag speed round. Chris also covers advising college freshmen on personal finance and dealing with Roth IRA income limits.

So animated, they're virtually there

Oct 5, 2007
One of the many benefits of online shopping is the safe haven it provides away from pushy, overly polite salespeople. But Mike Rhee reports that thanks to some technology, we may slowly be kissing that convenience goodbye.

Finding the 'missing class'

Oct 5, 2007
General Motors employees are voting on a deal that got them back to work after a two-day strike, part of which involves big pay and benefit cuts. Tess talks about it with Katherine Newman, co-author of "The Missing Class."
Cover symbol from book "The Missing Piece"
Beacon Press

Good news for home buyers

Oct 5, 2007
National Association of Realtors reported that sales of existing homes fell 6.5 percent from July to August. That may be good news if you're looking to buy a home. Tess Vigeland talks to Elizabeth Razzi, author of "The Fearless Home…
House made of $50 bills.

Tell your credit report to chill

Oct 5, 2007
Major credit agency Trans Union announced recently that it would allow consumers to freeze their credit report. Is that cool? Tess Vigeland asks personal finance expert Liz Pulliam Weston.
Hundred dollar bills chilling in snow

How's our driving?

Oct 5, 2007
We asked for it, you wrote in and told us how we were doing. Tess Vigeland goes over listener feedback and answers some questions about the show.

The limits to what you should buy

Oct 5, 2007
The folks behind HD DVD say they're rolling out a feature on new discs where you'll be able to go online from your video player and buy products related to the movie. But some wonder where that could lead.

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