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"Buzzword": Directed Brokerage

Aug 20, 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: "directed brokerage." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: An investment report on finding a fee-only financial planner

Aug 20, 2004
On this week's "Money Matters" -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we tackle the question: How to find a fee-only financial planner? We've called on Elizabeth Jetton, president of the Financial Planning Association, to assist.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Investment Clubs

Aug 14, 2004
Interested in pooling your resources and tackling the stock market as part of a team effort? Why not join the roughly 22,000 people registered in investment clubs? Angelle McQuade, the co-author of "Investment Clubs for Dummies", gives Kai the scoop on how to participate in an investment club.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: An investing report on IRA rollovers

Aug 14, 2004
On this week's "Money Matters" -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we take a look at what to do with your precious retirement savings when you leave a job. Should you keep the money in your current employee sponsored 401k? Or should you roll it over to an IRA? We invited Kathy Kristof, personal finance columnist for the Los Angeles Times, to give us her advice.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Buzzword": Trading Range

Aug 14, 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: "Trading Range." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for August 14, 2004

Aug 14, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on investing in 529 college plans, researching reverse mortgages, and selling off stocks.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Educating Rico": Bonds

Aug 7, 2004
A balanced portfolio includes stocks and bonds, right? But what exactly is a bond and how does it relate to market forces? In this month's installment of 'Educating Rico', our financially challenged protagonist discovers it all comes down to math.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: A living report on writing a will

Aug 7, 2004
If you're like 58 percent of Americans, you don't have even a basic will. Writing a will is no picnic, but dying without one can cost thousands of dollars and hours of headaches for your loved ones. Which is why Eric Matlin wrote "The Procrastinator's guide to Wills and Estate Planning." Check out Kai's interview with Eric, as they put all your fears about wills to rest.
Posted In: Charity

Mailbag for August 7, 2004

Aug 7, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using fixed income assets, investing in I-bonds, and choosing between real estate and the stock market.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

"Straight Story": Health Savings Accounts

Aug 1, 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. Can Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) help solve our health insurance crisis? Chris shares his prescription.
Posted In: Savings

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