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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

Grading Giving

Dec 2, 2005
A lot of charities get the bulk of their donations during the holiday season. Before you give, hear what <em>Chronicle of Philanthropy's</em> Stacy Palmer says about researching charitable organizations.
Posted In: Charity

"Educating Rico": Investment Risk

Dec 2, 2005
In the latest installment of Educating Rico, our hero wants a safe place to put his hard-earned cash. Is there a magical account with the rewards of interest without the danger of risk? Rico goes searching.
Posted In: Investing

Bagging Your Broker

Dec 2, 2005
High commission costs? Pathetic portfolio? Too many trades? Those are just three reasons why you might want to give your broker the boot. <em>Consumer Reports'</em> Marlys Harris explains when it is time write walking papers.
Posted In: Investing

Portfolio Progress

Dec 2, 2005
Before you ring in the New Year, you might want to ring up your financial planner. Alex Cohen finds out how to do a year-end portfolio review.
Posted In: Investing

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