Marketplace Money for October 27-28, 2007
Oct 26, 2007

Marketplace Money for October 27-28, 2007

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Financial Football teaches fiscal skills

Oct 26, 2007
Visa and the NFL team up to teach financial skills to a generation of gamers. Jeff Tyler heads to the Superdome in New Orleans to try his hand at Financial Football.

House shows off latest in green tech

Oct 26, 2007
New technologies, materials and techniques are allowing designers to create the next generation of environmentally friendly buildings. Lisa Napoli tours a totally green home to see what happens when modern design and eco-consciousness meet.

Birthday present to myself: A will

Oct 26, 2007
Would you celebrate the anniversary of your birth by preparing for your death? Lisa Napoli learns how to get her affairs in order with some help from her family.

New push to boost 401(k) participation

Oct 26, 2007
New guidelines from the Labor Department instruct companies to automatically enroll employees in 401(k) plans. Lisa Napoli speaks with David Wray, president of the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America about the implications.

Work Life: Fire behavior analyst

Oct 26, 2007
We revisit Mike Powell, a fire behavior analyst. It's his job to predict how wildfires will burn. We found him sizing up a blaze in Idaho.

Buzzword: Rescission

Oct 26, 2007
Some insurers use recissions to cut and run from contracts -- but California regulators have something to say about that.

Marketplace Money mailbag

Oct 26, 2007
Chris Farrell and Lisa Napoli answer questions submitted by listeners.

More docs pass on insurance

Oct 26, 2007
Hand over your insurance card and some doctors might say "No Thanks." Sam Eaton takes a look at one of a growing number of physicians who prefer cash.

Straight Story: 401(k) diversification

Oct 26, 2007
Contributing to your 401(k) and taking advantage of your company's matching funds is a retirement investment fundamental. Economics editor Chris Farrell says to remember the Marketplace Money Mantra: "Diversify, diversify, diversify."

A year without shopping

Oct 26, 2007
Could you go 12 months without buying any new consumer goods? Tess Vigeland talks to a family who has accepted the challenge.
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