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Cake... dress... tux... catering... after dropping thousands of dollars on a wedding, there's still one important expense left: the rings. How much do couples typically spend -- and can they get away with less? Sean Cole prices out the wedding ring market.
A company called Yodlee promises you'll soon be able to consolidate all your financial information on its single, easy-to-access Web site. The catch? You have to supply passwords to all your financial accounts. Tess Vigeland asks MSNBC technical reporter Bob Sullivan if the convenience is worth the risk of identity theft.
It's one of the smallest words in the English language and probably the toughest to say to the boss. Dr. Dory Hollander is the founder of WiseWorkplaces. She tells Tess how to say no -- without losing your job.
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, our look at how folks trade their time for money, we look forward to the Fourth of July holiday -- and pledge allegiance to a fireworks operator.
As we speak, recent college grads are getting acquainted with "the real world." You know, the world where health insurance is costly and getting costlier. Tess talks with Georgetown University's Karen Pollitz about health care options for grads -- and the tradeoffs involved.
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, zombie debt. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Warren Buffett gifted $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chris says even Americans of humble means can learn a lot about charitable giving from the Wizard of Omaha.
Marketplace Money for June 30, 2006