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Factoid: Retirement

| Jul 17, 2004
The Employee Benefit Research Institute looked into America's future... and it doesn't look pretty. According to their calculations, by 2030, the country's retirees will have far less cash than they need to meet basic living expenses. But how much less?
Posted In: Retirement

Retirement conversation with Chris Farrell

| Jul 17, 2004
Where do you keep your retirement money once you've actually retired? And what's the best way to spend it? Chris Farrell has tips for making your nest egg last.
Posted In: Retirement

Retirement countdown

John Dimsdale | Jul 17, 2004
Let's talk about retirement. What if it's around the corner, and your countdown has begun? What steps should you take to prepare? What do you do with your home? Or your health insurance? Reporter John Dimsdale says you'd be well advised to think about these issues now, instead of later.
Posted In: Retirement

Primer on foreign investment

| Jul 10, 2004
Diversify, diversify, diversify…is one of Chris' money mantras. One way to do that is to invest overseas. For advice on how to start, Kai checks in with Ray Mills, the manager of the international growth and income fund for T-Rowe Price.
Posted In: Investing

Factoid: Where is the cheapest place in the country to fix your car?

| Jul 10, 2004
Factoid: Where is the cheapest place in the country to fix your car?

To fix or not to fix

| Jul 10, 2004
Kai has never actually bought a brand new car. It's always been second-hand. But every time, he's bought a car because the old one finally gave up the chase. And usually that comes after a substantial investment in trying to fix it. How do you figure out whether it's cheaper to fix your old jalopy or just buy a new car? Brian Jones found out... when his six-year-old car needed a big repair.

"Straight Story": Doing the math on interest rates

| Jul 10, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Interest rates went up. Mortgage rates are down. What's the deal? Chris explains.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

"Day in the Work Life": Once upon a storyteller

| Jul 10, 2004
The writers behind many of our favorite movies and TV shows have been working without a contract the past couple of months. The Writer's Guild of America says offers for benefits and residuals pay are unacceptable. The Guild calls its members 'America's Storytellers.' But on this week's 'A Day In the Work Life'...our regular look at how folks trade their time for money...we hear from a different kind of storyteller. His life makes for quite a yarn.
Posted In: Jobs

"The Buzz Word": ERISA

| Jul 10, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: ERISA. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: A consumer report on insurance

| Jul 10, 2004
Own a home? Or a car? You’re probably well acquainted with the world of insurance policies. No one likes to pay for something they'll hope they won't need, but the experts agree that car, home and medical insurance are musts. But what about credit card loss protection or travel insurance? Kai interviews Consumer Reports' deputy editor Lisa Freeman about insurance policies you don’t need.
Posted In: Investing

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