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From the Money Matters Desk: A savings report on 529 plans

Jul 17, 2004
Sending your kid to college is a dream for all parents. But footing the tuition bill can be a financial nightmare. Some parents have turned to 529 college savings plans, sponsored by states, to help invest money for college. Sandra Block, personal finance columnist for <I>USA Today</I>, fills us in about the good, bad, and ugly sides of 529s.
Posted In: Savings

"Buzzword": Hedge Fund

Jul 17, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: Hedge Fund. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for July 17, 2004

Jul 17, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on planning a budget, selling stock, and consolidating 401k accounts.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Factoid: Retirement

Jul 17, 2004
The Employee Benefit Research Institute looked into America's future... and it doesn't look pretty. According to their calculations, by 2030, the country's retirees will have far less cash than they need to meet basic living expenses. But how much less?
Posted In: Retirement

Retirement conversation with Chris Farrell

Jul 17, 2004
Where do you keep your retirement money once you've actually retired? And what's the best way to spend it? Chris Farrell has tips for making your nest egg last.
Posted In: Retirement

Retirement countdown

Jul 17, 2004
Let's talk about retirement. What if it's around the corner, and your countdown has begun? What steps should you take to prepare? What do you do with your home? Or your health insurance? Reporter John Dimsdale says you'd be well advised to think about these issues now, instead of later.
Posted In: Retirement

Primer on foreign investment

Jul 10, 2004
Diversify, diversify, diversify…is one of Chris' money mantras. One way to do that is to invest overseas. For advice on how to start, Kai checks in with Ray Mills, the manager of the international growth and income fund for T-Rowe Price.
Posted In: Investing

"Straight Story": Doing the math on interest rates

Jul 10, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Interest rates went up. Mortgage rates are down. What's the deal? Chris explains.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

"The Buzz Word": ERISA

Jul 10, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: ERISA. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Retirement

Mailbag for July 10, 2004

Jul 10, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on saving for retirement at a later age, leasing to own a house, and writing a will.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

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