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The Mailbag for April 15, 2005

Apr 16, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on choosing between term and life insurance, stemming the flood of credit card solicitations, and finding the right balance of stocks and bonds in a retirement account.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Irrational Exuberance and the Irrational Housing Market

Apr 16, 2005
Yale economist Robert Shiller has impeccable timing. "Irrational Exuberance," his book about the stock market, landed on bookstore shelves the same month the tech bubble burst. He's back with a revised edition of the book - and warnings about the real estate market.
Posted In: Housing

"Change for a Buck": Your Tax Dollar

Apr 16, 2005
On this installment of our occasional series "Change For A Buck," we track how "The Man" spends every penny of your tax dollar.
Posted In: Taxes

From the Money Matters Desk: To Roth or Not to Roth

Apr 9, 2005
How do you choose between a Roth IRA or a traditional IRA? One might save you money on your tax bill, but the other might save you money for the future. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we get the answer from IRA expert Ed Slott.
Posted In: Investing

The Color of Money: The Hong Kong Dollar

Apr 9, 2005
In 1997, the British gave Hong Kong back to China. To outsiders, Hong Kong's cultural and political life is just as complicated. Just take a look at its currency. On this installment of our occasional series "the Color of Money," reporter Judith Ritter examines the Hong Kong dollar.

From the Money Matters Desk: Last Minute Tax Tips

Apr 2, 2005
Still haven't filed your taxes? On this week's Money Matters... our regular look at how to improve your bottom line... we come to the rescue with some last minute tips. Tax attorney Donna LeValley joins Kai.
Posted In: Taxes

Mailbag for April 2, 2005

Apr 2, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week advice on fighting late fees, researching long-term care insurance, selecting an online broker, and declaring bankruptcy.
Posted In: Investing

"Change for a Buck": Professional Baseball Game

Apr 2, 2005
<i>Crackerjack, hot dogs and a view of third base.</i> Baseball's Opening Day is upon us. On this week's installment of our occasional series Change for a Buck...we track every penny of what you might spend on a game this season.

The "Buzzword": S&P 500

Mar 26, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "S&amp;P 500." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for March 26, 2005

Mar 26, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, we tackle tax season with a special mailbag devoted to all of your taxing questions. This week - deducting charitable giving, tracking down an old refund, trying to lower an unusually high tax bill, and paying taxes on an inherited gift.
Posted In: Charity, Taxes

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