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Jan 2, 2009

Marketplace Money for January 3-4, 2009

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Marketplace Money for January 3-4, 2009

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What I'm Doing: Ben Valore-Caplan

Jan 2, 2009
In the latest of our "Here's What I'm Doing" series, we hear from Ben Valore-Caplan, managing partner of an investment firm, who had a feeling that it was time to strike out on his own.

Getting Personal

Jan 2, 2009
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell help a mom and her successful 8-year-old performer son invest his wealth, explain what a "stretch or legacy" annuity is, and decide the best place to put $30,000 in sweepstakes winnings.
Getting Personal
Marketplace

Straight Story: Resolutions for 2009

Jan 2, 2009
For the first Straight Story of 2009, Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell explore their personal and financial goals for the new year. Among the top priorities: health and organization -- including Chris's office.
This is Chris Farrell's actual office. The goal for 2009: Get organized!
Chris Farrell

Picking up loose change makes sense

Jan 2, 2009
Money might not grow on trees, but apparently it's all over the streets. Sally Herships reports on a New York family that's building a nest egg with small change they find just lying around.

Ethanol you can brew at home

Jan 2, 2009
If you're done drinking for a while, why not turn your extra libations into fuel? Rachel Dornhelm explores a machine that turns alcohol and sugar waste into food for your car, and whether it can save you money over the…

Ringing in the new trading year

Jan 2, 2009
As the markets begin the new year, investors want to know: Is there any chance for redemption? Tess Vigeland turns to Vanguard founder Jack Bogle to gauge our chances of a positive trading year in 2009.
An empty New York Stock Exchange awaits the potential of a new trading year.
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Which plastic gives you the real deal?

Jan 2, 2009
With credit card companies charging out the nose in crisis time, it's hard to decide whether you're getting a deal. Tess Vigeland susses through the better options with Chris Fichera of Consumer Reports magazine.
Credit cards
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The pros and cons of child bribery

Jan 2, 2009
Cash is usually a pretty motivating incentive when you want to get someone to listen to you. But does it work when parents try it on their kids? Kenny Malone explores whether this is a successful method of behavioral control.

Day in the Work Life: Father Time

Jan 2, 2009
A lot happened in 2008, and one man oversaw it all. Meet Father Time, who is the father of time . . . for one year. Wonder what that pays anyway? (If we're talking the year that just past, probably…