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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Buyer."
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.
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 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.
Marketplace Money for Friday, October 5, 2007