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Japanese economy turns a corner

Jul 13, 2006
The Bank of Japan is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in six years. Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow talk about why that matters to Americans.
Posted In: Canada

How does Buffett do it?

Jul 10, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow look at the dizzying success Warren Buffett has had as an investor and why he's so tough to copy.
Posted In: Investing

Money Matters: The insurance maze

Jul 7, 2006
Insurance companies know everything about your previous claims -- another reason it's important to read the fine print of your homeowner's insurance policy. Kai talks with author and personal finance expert Kimberly Lankford.

Investing in what's not

Jul 7, 2006
Everyone wants to pour their money into the "it" stock -- but there's a way to make money by going against the grain. Kai talks with Anthony Gallea of Smith Barney.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: The Buffett effect

Jun 30, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Warren Buffett gifted $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chris says even Americans of humble means can learn a lot about charitable giving from the Wizard of Omaha.
Posted In: Charity

Buzzword: Zombie debt

Jun 30, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, zombie debt. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Savings

Health insurance on the cheap

Jun 30, 2006
As we speak, recent college grads are getting acquainted with "the real world." You know, the world where health insurance is costly and getting costlier. Tess talks with Georgetown University's Karen Pollitz about health care options for grads -- and the tradeoffs involved.

Will Fed boost interest rate <i>half</i> a point?

Jun 29, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss the likely impact of today's Federal Reserve meeting.

Gaga for ethanol

Jun 27, 2006
Investor enthusiasm for ethanol-maker Aventine's IPO this week might be even bigger than rival VeraSun's recent public stock offering. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, June 23, 2006

Jun 23, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on savings for teens, checking the value of old stock certificates and making up a monthly budget.
Posted In: Savings

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