April 4, 2008

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Concerned about your investments?
Worried about your investments in a volatile market? Business reporter Ross Kerber is interested — email kerber@globe.com to tell him your concerns.
Taking the T
Do you leave your car at home in favor of taking the T or commuter rail? Tell us about your decision at nbierman@globe.com.
Beijing Olympics
Are you planning a trip to the Beijing Olympics? Are you going only for the sports - or any personal reasons? Please tell us about your plans at wen@globe.com.
SHOWCASE CINEMAS DEDHAM
Have you ever been to the Showcase Cinemas in Dedham? Maybe you saw movies there as a kid, or went there on a first date. We're looking for people to share their thoughts and memories about the theater. Email esweeney@globe.com to share your story.
Retired but still working?
Are you retired from a corporate job and now working some place else -- like at a Home Depot or Borders -- because you want or need to continue working? Contact mpothier@globe.com to tell us about it.
Men who read
Do you belong to a men's book club? Contact aucoin@globe.com to tell us about it.
Facebook friends with your boss?
Has your boss or superior coworker asked you to be their friend on Facebook and you felt uncomfortable about it? What did you do and why? Email jodiaz@globe.com to share your story.
Credit crunch got you down?
Having trouble getting a mortgage or refinancing? Email blanton@globe.com to tell us your story
Have a consumer question you want answered?
Want to know if an extended warranty is worth it? Wondering what to do if a dry cleaner ruins your clothes? We want to find answers for you in an upcoming feature. Email questions to business@globe.com with "consumer" in the subject line.
Winter heating costs
A heating season with record oil prices is almost over. Do you have money left? How have you coped? Please email rgavin@globe.com to share your thoughts.
Making ends meet?
As the economy struggles, what steps are you taking to cut back on household expenditures? Please contact aucoin@globe.com to share your story.
Surging cellphone bills
Has your cellphone bill gone sky-high because someone in your family text messages, downloads ringtones, or uses premium services too much? We want to hear your story. E-mail cjohnson@globe.com.
Ever been solicited?
Have you been approached by a prostitute or call girl while attending any major conventions or sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, PGA, US Open, or World Series? If so, please email silvio@globe.com.
Do you gamble?
Are you a regular at casinos? Would you let a photographer and reporter hang around on a visit and interview you at home? Let us know at richman@globe.com.
Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
Miss Conduct
Have a quandary? Share it, and your question and Miss Conduct's answer may appear in an issue of the Globe Magazine. Submit a question.
Tales from the City
The Globe Magazine is seeking anecdotes about life in Boston. They can be simple, funny, touching, baffling -- anything, really. If you have one, please share your tale.
Business etiquette
Do you have a business etiquette question? Submit it to Business Columnist Peter Post.
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