May 11, 2007

Marketplace Money for May 11, 2007

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Marketplace Money for May 11, 2007

Segments From this episode

Cell phones get more personal

May 11, 2007
First ringtones and screensavers, now . . . branding? Jill Barshay gives us the story of a company letting customers design their own phone.

Why a woman should work

May 11, 2007
Being a stay-at-home mom could be a precarious move, according to Leslie Bennetts, author of "The Feminine Mistake." She talks to Tess Vigeland about why.

Mailbag for Friday, May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell gives us his advice on buying a foreclosed home and managing different retirement accounts.

Looking good there, Roth

May 11, 2007
The Treasury Department is making a new retirement option fairly attractive. Tess Vigeland discusses the benefits of a Roth 401K with MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston.

Straight Story: Credit repair

May 11, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell gives listeners some straightforward advice on repairing bad credit.

Day in the Work Life: Stay-home mom

May 11, 2007
It's a job where the responsibilities are vast and the pay-off isn't monetary. We see what it takes to be a stay-at-home mom.

Engaged: Lessons from parents

May 11, 2007
In chapter two of our financial fairy tale, engaged couple Tiffany and Mike discuss the influence their parents had on the way they handle money.

Investment Clubs: Return to Seattle

May 11, 2007
It's been three months since we visited Seattle investment club Meridian Pacific, and a lot has gone on in the stock market since then. Tess Vigeland catches up with the group.

Buzzword: Channel bonding

May 11, 2007
Cable companies say they've discovered a way to transmit data even faster. Too bad they can't figure out a faster way to get it to us.