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Day in the Work Life: Neon bender

Oct 11, 2007
Your biggest fans want to see your name in lights. But if you're still having trouble booking Carnegie Hall, see if you can hire a neon sign maker.

Buzzword: Hope Now

Oct 12, 2007
The Bush Administration wants to send a little hope to homeowners with a troubled mortgage. And by hope, they mean friendly, encouraging mail.

Troops often lack basic financial training

Oct 13, 2007
Most people are aware of the challenges troops face in combat, but what about their struggles with managing their finances? That often puts them in a whole different battle. Jeff Tyler reports.

Straight Story: Pay-day lenders

Oct 13, 2007
Chris Farrell offers his opinion on a new law that caps the amount of interest a pay-day lender can charge to members of the military.

Cracking 401k could leave you broke

Oct 13, 2007
Many people are messing up their plans for financial freedom by borrowing from their 401k's. Tess Vigeland talks to Rick Meigs of the 401k Help Center about this growing trend.
Cracked 401k nest egg

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Oct 13, 2007
Chris Farrell answers your questions about helping a troubled homeowner cope with an adjusting mortgage, sorting the confusion of 529 plans, and what to do with a real estate inheritance.

Educating Rico: The Roth IRA

Oct 13, 2007
Reporter Rico Gagliano takes on something that's supposed to be pretty basic but finds that sometimes things aren't as easy as they seem -- like, cooking rice.

Health-care crisis gets personal

Oct 13, 2007
When Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus found out he had a potentially debilitating disease, he also discovered his insurance wouldn't cover what he assumed. He starts a series of conversations with Tess Vigeland about his health-care journey.

What's behind the label?

Oct 13, 2007
At supermarkets throughout the country, private-label products are giving consumers a cheaper alternative. But are they as good as the name brands? Alex Cohen reports.