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Long-Term Care Insurance--Not

Mar 26, 2007
Demographics may not be destiny, but America is getting older and an aging population will need plenty of long-term care. The cost of a nursing...
Posted In: insurance

Housing Prices Heading Lower

Mar 25, 2007
John Maudlin, the investor and newsletter writer, has a good post on the woes in the sub-prime mortgage market at www.frontlinethoughts.com/index...

Would a broker lie to you?

Mar 23, 2007
According to a recent Smart Money investigation, many brokers are offering advice they shouldn't be giving. Tess Vigeland discusses broker trust with Smart Money Magazine senior writer Dyan Machan.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, March 23, 2007

Mar 23, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying U.S. savings bonds, checking a credit report and saving the right amount.
Posted In: Savings

How public will this private-equity firm be?

Mar 23, 2007
The Blackstone Group, which filed for a $4 billion IPO, is the biggest private-equity firm to offer stock in itself. Pat Loeb has more on what Blackstone as a public company might mean.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Week on Wall Street

Mar 23, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Pimco on Sub-Prime

Mar 22, 2007
Paul McCulley, managing director at the giant money management company Pimco, writes an astute newsletter on Fed policy at www.pimco.com. (Bill...

Wal-Mart gave up too easily

Mar 22, 2007
Chris Farrell says if we want to clean up subprime lending, we need more than regulatory reform. He argues that we need to open up the banking industry to competition and, flaws and all, Wal-Mart is the company to do it.

Watch Out for High Fees

Mar 21, 2007
At the American Economics Association's annual meeting in January of this year, one of the sessions I attended was Hedge Funds: Performance and...
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Predatory lending

Mar 19, 2007
On March 17 I flew from New York to the Twin Cities. On the plane I read the New York Times and I noticed an intriguing juxtaposition of headlines....

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