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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Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the colorful origins of the federal excise tax, and why it might soon be repealed.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.

The Mailbag for January 13, 2006

Jan 13, 2006
This week, our economics editor Chris Farrell answers all of your burning questions about China. Should you invest in the Shanghai real estate market? What legal protections do American investors have? And is China the place to spend your golden years?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Meet the Gaos

Jan 13, 2006
Tango Gao owns an ad agency. His wife, Isabella, works for a German shipping company. Their only daughter takes piano, English, and ballet lessons. The Gao's represent the newly rich in China. <em>Marketplace's</em> Scott Tong spent time with the family and joins Kai for a conversation on the Gao's budget and bottom-line.
Posted In: Investing

A Procrastinator's Guide to the Retirement Universe

Jan 6, 2006
It is not too late to start saving for retirement, even if you've just hit the big 5-0. Dodi Theune offers tips on where to park your money.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

New Player On The Block: The Roth 401K Hybrid

Jan 6, 2006
Forget the 401k. Forget the Roth. Now you can take advantage of the ROTH 401K hybrid. Personal finance expert Liz Pulliam Weston tells us everything we need to know about the new retirement fund.
Posted In: Retirement

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