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The Sizzling Second Homes Market

Jul 1, 2005
Sales of second homes have hit an all-time high, thanks to buyers cashing in on low mortgage rates. Before you shell out the dough for a new paradise, there's a lot to consider besides property value. Reporter Tanya Ott has more.
Posted In: Investing

The "Buzzword": Sarbanes-Oxley

Jul 1, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Marketplace Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Sarbanes-Oxley." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

The Straight Story with Chris Farrell: Happy Birthday Baby Boomers

Jun 25, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Next week, the first wave of baby boomers will reach the magic age of 59 1/2. Chris sends a retirement birthday present.
Posted In: Retirement

The "Buzzword": Ten-Year Treasury Note

Jun 18, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Sound Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Ten Year Treasury Note." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

The Mailbag for June 17, 2005

Jun 18, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a self-employed retirement account, buying long-term disability insurance, and finding a financial planner.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Mailbag for June 10, 2005

Jun 10, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using a home equity loan to pay off student loan debt, creating a health savings account, and choosing between an i-bonds or EE-bonds.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Gaining on Real Estate

Jun 10, 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." This week, Chris lays the foundation for a controversial idea: treating profits from real estate just like the profits from stocks or bonds.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Investing in Your Community

Jun 10, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we learn how to put our money to work in our neighborhoods. Joining Kai to talk about community investment is Shari Berenbach, the executive director of the Calvert Social Investment Foundation.
Posted In: Charity, Investing

Who Will Pay for Pensions?

Jun 10, 2005
This week on Capitol Hill, the topic was pension plans. Some companies say they now can't deliver on their promise of pensions, and the government agency that insures pensions is already in the red. Marketplace's John Dimsdale has our story.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Mailbag for June 3, 2005

Jun 3, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a personalized retirement account, gifting stocks and bonds, and improving a credit score.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

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