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The "Buzzword": January Effect

Jan 1, 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 - "January Effect." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for January 1, 2005: Frequently Asked Questions – Part Two

Jan 1, 2005
This week, we air our final special mailbag full of the "Most Frequently Asked" questions from listeners. Listen to Chris' advice on 401k rollovers, managing money in a relationship, and diversifying your stock portfolio.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Socially Responsible Living

Dec 25, 2004
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. Chris unwraps what’s behind Socially Responsible Investing.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for December 25, 2004: Frequently Asked Questions Part One

Dec 25, 2004
Did you miss Chris’ advice on the best way to select a financial planner? Are you confused about all the different types of life insurance policies? And wonder where should you put the money that you’re saving for a house? This week, we air a special mailbag full of the “Most Frequently Asked” questions from listeners.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Best Gift Ever"

Dec 18, 2004
Certain presents -- a beloved childhood toy, that first car, a special favor -- live on in our memory. In this series of vignettes we call the "Best Gift Ever," Marketplace's Cheryl Glaser talks to Maria Bartiromo, the Managing Editor of The <i>Wall Street Journal Report.</i>
Posted In: Charity

From the Money Matters Desk: Mobile Phones

Dec 18, 2004
On this week's Money Matters... our regular look at how to improve your bottom line... we flip through the pages of your cell phone bill. How much is your coverage costing every month... and why? Kai deciphers the hidden fees and charges with Delly Tamer, a cellular expert.

Mailbag for December 18, 2004

Dec 18, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on stuffing the holiday stocking with mutual funds, helping aging parents with retirement, and hedging against a falling dollar.
Posted In: Charity, Economy, Retirement

Mailbag for December 11, 2004

Dec 12, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on staying away from pyramid schemes, investing money from the sale of a house, maxing out contributions on a 401k, and picking a self-employed retirement account.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Life Planning

Dec 12, 2004
Most of us have heard of financial planners. They help you manage your money. But is that enough? Life planners offer to merge your financial hopes with your life goals. Which planner might better serve you? Kai finds out from George Kinder, the author of the book "The Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life."
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Dollar Primer

Dec 12, 2004
We’ve received a lot of letters from listeners worried about the future of their investments and the declining dollar. But what does a weak dollar really mean? Zanny Minton Beddoes of the Economist Magazine offers some perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

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