May 18, 2007

Marketplace Money for May 18, 2007

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Marketplace Money for May 18, 2007

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Have insurance with assurance

May 18, 2007
From national fires to the approach of hurricane season, it's more important than ever to have good homeowner's insurance. Alisa Roth preps us for the right policy.

Buzzword: Bait and switch

May 18, 2007
You think you're getting a Lincoln, but you end up with a lemon.

Summer gas pains: Who to blame?

May 18, 2007
As we hit the summer driving season and gas prices swell, we can't help but look for a culprit. Tess Vigeland talks barrels with Severin Borenstein of the University of California's Energy Institute.

Day in the Work Life: Building quite a ride

May 18, 2007
Nothing says summer like funnel cakes and rollercoasters. We can see the folks behind the counter powdering our fried dough, but who's behind that wild ride?

Mailbag for Friday, May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007
This week, economics editor offers his advice on cashing out a 401k, qualifying for savers tax credit and inheriting foreign property.

Investment Clubs: Not so 'Baroque' anymore

May 18, 2007
Tess Vigeland returned to Fairfax, Va. investment club "Formerly Baroque," where the stock-savvy ladies were about to hit the $100,000 mark.

Looking at retirement a little differently

May 18, 2007
Think you know how much to have on hand for retirement and when to start using that money? Tess Vigeland does some interesting new calculations with economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff.

No price too steep for a perfect day

May 18, 2007
Americans will spare no expense to have a gorgeous, flawless wedding. That's probably why it's a $161 billion industry. Tess Vigeland discusses the cost of matrimony with author Rebecca Mead.

Straight Story: Food, energy and inflation

May 18, 2007
Are rising food and fuel prices triggering a broad jump in the cost of living? Chris Farrell says no.