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Fannie Mae exec wants his bonus back

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jul 16, 2007
Former Fannie Mae chairman Franklin Raines is one of several past execs seeking compensation from the company. He's suing to recover millions of dollars in stock payouts that a federal agency has put a hold on. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Summer school: PMI

| Jul 13, 2007
We're back to the blackboard with a lesson in "PMI." This mysterious acronym can come in handy -- if you're a mortgage lender.

Straight Story: Boomers, watch your savings

Chris Farrell and Lisa Napoli | Jul 13, 2007
Americans over the age of 65 have a collective $15 trillion in the bank. Economics editor Chris Farrell says the retiree motto for financial advice should be "caveat emptor."
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Planned obsolescence is profitable

| Jul 13, 2007
They don't make computers or washing machines like they used to. But if they did, what would happen to the warranty industry? Lisa Napoli talks to Todd Marks of Consumer Reports about whether cheap warranties are a good deal.

Day in the Work Life: Voice actor

| Jul 13, 2007
It takes a very special person to start off as a little Indian girl and transform into an old Scottish man. Probably pretty interesting to watch.

Budget to Buenos Aires and beyond

| Jul 13, 2007
Want to travel, but need to save money? Stephen Hoffman flew to Buenos Aires with his wife, ate, shopped and explored the local terrain on a shoestring. And then told us how to also do that elsewhere.
Posted In: Savings

Why not a wedding passport photo?

| Jul 13, 2007
Is the absence of a perfectly-lit photo keeping you from renewing your passport? It is for Michelle Philippe -- especially since the ideal shots would eat into what she's saving up for her wedding.

Mailbag for Friday, July 13, 2007

Chris Farrell and Lisa Napoli | Jul 13, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell offers his advice on dealing with a debt collection agency, serving as a shareholder and choosing a health savings account.
Posted In: Savings

Buzzword: Shareholder mansions

| Jul 13, 2007
When the CEO says "Jump," you say, "How high?" When the CEO buys a beautiful, big new house, you say, "Let me pay for it." Huh?

At home in the housing market

| Jul 13, 2007
When it comes to real estate these days, is it the buyers or sellers in the driver's seat? Lisa Napoli posts questions on the current state of the housing market to George Mannes of Money Magazine.
Posted In: Investing

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