Oct 1, 2010

Marketplace Money for October 1, 2010

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Marketplace Money for October 1, 2010

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Tracking, and reducing, energy consumption at home

Sep 30, 2010
The first step to reducing your home's energy consumption is knowing how much you use in the first place. Utility companies are offering online tracking software and tools that can help, but some have yet to see the benefits.

The debate over not saving for college

Sep 30, 2010
With college tuition always on the rise, it seems natural to start saving up for your child's college tuition early. But forget early -- some parents aren't saving up at all.

How to ask for a raise, even in a recession

Sep 30, 2010
Thanks to the down economy, it's an employers market. But some workers are still in a position to ask for a raise or more fringe benefits. Alison Green from the blog "Ask a Manager" share tips and suggestions to help you make your case.
A fight over money
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TIAA-CREF CEO on the future of retirement

Oct 1, 2010
Retirement security has changed immensely since the Great Recession -- it looks now that many Americans have not saved enough. Hosts Tess Vigeland and Kai Ryssdal speak to Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, about the future.
TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson.
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Rejecting retirement with "nevertirement"

Oct 1, 2010
While many Americans are toiling with saving for retirement, a number of wealthy Brits are choosing instead to be "nevertirees" -- rejecting retirement altogether to keep working, all for pleasure.

What are the odds of winning the lottery?

Oct 1, 2010
Winning the lottery seems like a once-in-a-fairy-tale-lifetime chance, right? So how come some winners hit the jackpot more than once? Tess ponders the stats.
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Getting Personal: Saving for college, retirement

Oct 1, 2010
Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answers your questions about preparing for retirement while you're still young and whether now is the time for borrowing, if ever.