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"Straight Story": Corporate Tax Bill

Oct 16, 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. This week, Congress passed a new corporate tax bill. Chris offers his veto.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Buzzword": Debt Limit

Oct 16, 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: “Debt Limit.” You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for October 16, 2004

Oct 16, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on rolling over a 401k, investing in gold, setting up a spousal IRA, and finding the monetary value of an old stock certificate.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

The "Buzzword": Equity Risk Premium

Oct 9, 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: "Equity Risk Premium." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Portfolio Advice for a Lazy Investor

Oct 2, 2004
On this week's Money Matters -- a regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we take a look at retirement portfolios for the laziest listener. Sandra Block is the personal finance columnist at USA Today...and she's got some ideas.
Posted In: Investing

Living Wills

Oct 2, 2004
Living wills are the instructions you should leave your loved ones, so they know what kind of care and medical intervention you want if you become incapacitated. But some people oppose living wills. Are they worth it? Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Retirement

"Straight Story": Regulating Hedge Funds

Oct 2, 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. The SEC wants to regulate hedge funds. Chris says it’s about time.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for October 2, 2004

Oct 2, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on social responsible investing, life insurance policies, and the Asian markets.
Posted In: Investing

401K Diversification

Sep 25, 2004
The first criminal trial stemming from the Enron corporate scandal started this week. When Enron collapsed it highlighted a problem of worker retirement plans: its workers had more than <i>50 percent</i> of their plans invested in Enron stock. But has the lesson been learned? Are American workers diversifying their work sponsored retirement plans? Not so, according to a recent study. Brian Bull reports.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: An Investing Report on Selling Stocks

Sep 25, 2004
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line...we take on a tough but common question...when do you sell a stock? Kai puts that question to Mark Robertson, the senior contributing editor for Better Investing Magazine.
Posted In: Investing

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