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David Johnson checks in

Feb 3, 2006
Tess Vigeland checks in with Dallas stock broker David Johnson to find out about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Saving rate declines

Feb 2, 2006
The savings rate is as low as it's been since the Great Depression. But personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that's not necessarily bad news.
Posted In: Economy

Hedge fund dropouts

Jan 31, 2006
You've probably heard about hedge funds. They're basically fancy mutual funds for rich people and institutions. Not long ago, anybody with a Bloomberg terminal and a couple wealthy friends could start one. Many left traditional jobs on Wall Street for the promise of spectacular profits. But some say the glory days may be drawing to an end. And many who struck out on their own are now returning to the fold. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

The "Buzzword": Small Stock Index

Jan 28, 2006
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 - "Small Stock Index." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The Mailbag for January 27, 2006

Jan 28, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on deducting an insurance settlement, putting aside money for a child with special needs, and writing off health insurance premiums.
Posted In: Savings

Excise tax

Jan 26, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the colorful origins of the federal excise tax, and why it might soon be repealed.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for January 20, 2006

Jan 21, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on calculating retirement savings, using a reverse mortgage, and deducting educational travel.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

C Is for Cheap

Jan 21, 2006
There's nothing wrong with pinching pennies. But when does it cross the line? Are you being frugal or just a freak? Marty Goldensohn finds out.
Posted In: Savings

Save to Spend?

Jan 21, 2006
Banks and credit card companies say they want to help you fill your piggy bank. But what will it cost you? Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Savings

The fallout from Maryland's healthcare law

Jan 19, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell talks to host Scott Jagow about the ramifications of a new Maryland law that requires Wal-Mart to provide health coverage to its employees.

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