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October 2010 Archives

  • Are you buying stamps instead of stocks, or art instead of bonds?

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    • Posted by Alison Brody
    • on October 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    Marketplace Money hears daily from people who feel turned off by the stock market and unnerved by real estate. They say that they’re looking for alternative investments that will make them feel good about where their money is going and secure that it will be there tomorrow.

    Have you invested your money in a non-traditional way? Tell us here.

    We’re particularly interested to hear from people who’ve taken what investment dollars they have and traded them for objects of value. Maybe you’ve put your hard earned dollars toward art, antiques or coins. Or perhaps classic cars are more your thing (or American Girl Dolls, or musical instruments, or heirloom vegetable seeds).

    Whether your non-traditional investing story is one of success or utter failure, we want to hear about it. Click here to share your experience.

  • What's your employer doing to help avoid worker burnout?

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    • Posted by Alison Brody
    • on October 7, 2010 10:27 AM

    Marketplace is working on a story about actions companies are taking to improve worker morale.

    Although the recession didn’t create worker burnout, it certainly didn’t help matters, either. Over the last few years, people have been asked to do the same job for less money or the job of two people for the same money.

    Given the discouraging environment many workers are facing, what can an employer do to keep their employees happy (and productive)?

    If your employer has bright ideas about improving your workday (or if you’re an employer with bright ideas), click here to share them with Marketplace.

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