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Mailbag for June 26, 2004

Jun 27, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on defining mutual fund shares, firing a financial planner, and investing a large chunk of change.
Posted In: Investing

Factoid: Find out the history of private pension plans

Jun 26, 2004
Factoid: Find out the history of private pension plans
Posted In: Retirement

Pension Shuffle

Jun 26, 2004
The days of working for a company for 20 years are gone. As are a gold watch upon retirement and a secure pension plan. These days, companies are doing all they can to cut costs. And phasing out the traditional defined pension plan is becoming popular. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Meet Your Parents

Jun 19, 2004
When you hear the words "estate planning," you probably think it has something to do with wealth. But, you don't need to be rich to plan your estate: and it's something you should think about long before your time has come. In particular, those of us in the baby boomer generation-whose parents are aging and senior citizens - should listen to this recent trip that our reporter, Lisa Napoli, took.
Posted In: Retirement

"Straight Story": Regulating mutual funds

Jun 19, 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. Seven former heads of SECs have signed a letter, saying they think mutual fund companies should have independent board chairman. Chris signs on as well.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: A savings report on budgeting

Jun 19, 2004
Budgeting doesn't have to be a bad. There are ways to cut corners without trimming your lifestyle. On this week's 'Money Matters'...our regular look at how to improve your bottom line...Alex Bhattacharji, the executive editor at Budget Living Magazine, shares ideas to help you budget with the goal of living well.
Posted In: Savings

Understanding uncertainty

Jun 19, 2004
Should you factor in current events when managing your money? How do you gauge the threat of terrorism or the upcoming presidential election? What about rising interests rates? Leah Modigliani, a portfolio strategist at Morgan Stanley, studies uncertainty. She offers some tips for the average investor.
Posted In: Investing

Finding your way out of debt

Jun 12, 2004
Millions of Americans have turned to credit counseling services to help them handle their debt. But some of those services have filed for bankruptcy. Others have been accused of scamming consumers out of their money. How do you find a service that's reliable? Reporter Steve Henn finds out.
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for June 5, 2004

Jun 5, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions… this week, he gives advice on investing in employee retirement accounts, saving the right percentage of personal income, and preparing to work overseas.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Father's Day

Jun 5, 2004
Wondering what to get dad? Mark Orwoll has some unique ideas to celebrate Father’s Day. He’s the father of three kids and senior consulting editor of Travel and Leisure Magazine.
Posted In: Savings

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