Marketplace Money for January 19, 2007
Jan 19, 2007

Marketplace Money for January 19, 2007

Marketplace Money for January 19, 2007

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A virtual visit to the doctor

Jan 19, 2007
Add doctor's visits to the long list of things we can do online. Helen Palmer reports on patients who are accessing their medical records and getting prescriptions filled without going in for a check-up.

A new way to get a loan

Jan 19, 2007
The bank's not the only place to get a loan. Online communities are matching borrowers with people willing to lend. Amy Scott went searching.

Unplugging the phone tree

Jan 19, 2007
Consumers can't often find a human on the other end of a customer service call, but that might soon change. Host Tess Vigeland checks out a service allowing you to skip the automated phone tree.

Day trading returns

Jan 19, 2007
It's back, and not better than ever. Investors are once again being lured into day trading. Tess Vigeland talks with Walter Hamilton of the Los Angeles Times.

IBM pension battles and your retirement

Jan 19, 2007
The Supreme Court declined to hear two pension cases involving age discrimination at IBM. Pension consultant Jeremy Gold explains how the decision might change the retirement landscape.

Mailbag for Friday, January 19, 2007

Jan 19, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a health savings account, teaching stocks and bonds to young investors and using a 1031 exchange.

Buzzword: Earmark

Jan 19, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Earmark." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: Bend it like. . . a chiropractor

Jan 19, 2007
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life,' our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we stretch a tale with a back-bender.

Planning for early retirement

Jan 19, 2007
Your golden years can happen sooner than you think. All you need to do is plan. Tess Vigeland talks with Ellen McGirt of Money Magazine.

Marketplace Money for January 19, 2007