Mar 23, 2007

Marketplace Money for March 23, 2007

Marketplace Money for March 23, 2007

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Buzzword: McJob

Mar 23, 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: "McJob." You hear it, you see it, but do…

Straight Story: The Fed knows best

Mar 23, 2007
Wall Street's got the subprime jitters, but economics editor Chris Farrell says the Federal Reserve can shake it off.

Mailbag for Friday, March 23, 2007

Mar 23, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying U.S. savings bonds, checking a credit report and saving the right amount.

A "fixed" rate might make you broke

Mar 23, 2007
Credit card companies like to lure you with the promise of a fixed interest rate, but they may be taking a few liberties with the definition. Tess Vigeland interviews Travis Plunkett of the Consumer Federation of America on how "fixed"…

Doing the 'Dead cat bounce'

Mar 23, 2007
Buying a falling stock can be tempting, but if you think a quick rise will help you get rich quick, think again. As Bob Moon reports, you may be risking more than you can afford.

Self-filing for bankruptcy can cost you

Mar 23, 2007
The new bankruptcy rules have made it tougher to file -- and tougher to find a lawyer who can help. Alisa Roth reports.

Day in the Work Life: Fly me to the moon

Mar 23, 2007
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we take to the skies with a pilot.

Maxed out on plastic

Mar 23, 2007
The country's war with credit card debt rages on. A new documentary called "Maxed Out" takes an in-depth look at our nasty credit addiction. Tess Vigeland talks plastic with director James Scurlock.

Would a broker lie to you?

Mar 23, 2007
According to a recent Smart Money investigation, many brokers are offering advice they shouldn't be giving. Tess Vigeland discusses broker trust with Smart Money Magazine senior writer Dyan Machan.

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