Nov 21, 2007

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See the world on a shoestring

Nov 21, 2007
Is your desire to get away bigger than your vacation fund? Marketplace's Stephen Hoffman has tips for traveling the world on a budget.

A home away from home

Nov 21, 2007
Would you hand over your keys to complete strangers in order to stay in an exotic locale for free? Tess talks to house swappers about their travels.
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Vacation tip: Leave the laptop behind

Nov 21, 2007
Even when we go on vacation, we stay tethered to the office. Marketplace's Sam Eaton investigates why American workers have such a hard time cutting the cord.

Work Life: Airline pilot

Nov 21, 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 airline pilot Marc-Antoine Plourde.

Buzzword: Block time

Nov 21, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. We takes a look at a phrase sure to pop up this holiday travel season: "block time."

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Nov 21, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week -- vacation homes, deducting tuition costs, socially responsible investing and small business grants.

Educating Rico: Lost in translation

Nov 21, 2007
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment of our series "Educating Rico." This time our hero takes a trip to the emergency room -- overseas.

Trade misery for miles

Nov 21, 2007
Frustrated when you can't find a non-stop flight? Some people actually seek out stopovers. Tess talks to Wired Magazine writer Dave Demerjian about the art of the "mileage run."
Travelers try to beat the rush at the airport
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Straight Story: Giving thanks

Nov 21, 2007
Chris Farrell thinks back on the financial stories he's been thankful for this year. On the list: the Fed chairman, the health insurance debate and pension reform.

The guru's guide to comfort

Nov 21, 2007
Just because you're stuck in coach doesn't mean you have to suffer. Tess asks Matt Daimler, the man behind SeatGuru, how to get the best seat in the house.
Empty seats on a plane
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