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411 on 529s

Dec 17, 2005
529s are the most popular way to save for college. But, beware of plans that operate with high fees and high investment risks. Kai gets a 529 education from Kathy Kristof, the author of <em>Taming the Tuition Tiger</em>.
Posted In: Savings

Rating Retirement Software

Dec 17, 2005
There are many retirement calculators out there -- some free, some expensive, some simple, some sophisticated. Which programs will help you retire and what programs should be retired? Bill Poorman reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Global higher ed

Dec 15, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that the growth of higher education in the developing world could have consequences for US competitiveness.

The Mailbag for December 9, 2005

Dec 10, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on investing in a life insurance annuity, using a prenuptial agreement, and securing a retirement cushion as a General Motors retiree.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs, Retirement

Financial Tune Up

Dec 10, 2005
How can you maximize your retirement account mileage? And when should you slam the brakes on financial services fees? Certified financial planner Jill Gianola puts our finances through a test drive.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Last Minute Tax Tips

Dec 10, 2005
Don’t let Uncle Sam walk all over your wallet. Tax expert Frank Degan offers year-end tax tips.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

From the Money Matters Desk: Mean Girls

Dec 10, 2005
The glass ceiling might have been shattered. But is there another all-female barrier? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- Nan Mooney shares insight from her new book, Why Women Betray Other Women at Work.
Posted In: Jobs

401k matching

Dec 8, 2005
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that company 401k matching plans don't do much to encourage employees to invest in their retirement.

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Don't Hedge Bets

Dec 2, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Hedge funds are feasting on investments from pensioners. Chris says it's a recipe for disaster.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

The "Buzzword": E Proxy

Dec 2, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <em>Marketplace Money</em> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "E Proxy." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

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