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The 'Daedalus' scam

Jun 7, 2006
A college student pleaded guilty yesterday to charges he conned investors into pouring millions into a bogus hedge fund named for the mythical architect who confounded many a Greek with his complex labyrinth. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, June 2, 2006

Jun 2, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: investing in a Roth, paying inheritance tax on an overseas account, and choosing to retire early.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Static on the line for Vonage

Jun 1, 2006
Internet phone company Vonage has struggled since it went public. It offered customers a chance to buy into its IPO early, and now says it will hold them to that deal — even though the stock has dropped 13%. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Investing, Science

Bayou enters Chapter Eleven

May 31, 2006
Bayou Management made headlines last fall when its founder and CFO came out of hiding and admitted he defrauded investors. Sarah Gardner reports on what the bankruptcy of the hedge fund means to the industry.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: College 101

May 26, 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: Chris blows the whistle on the ever-expanding business devoted to saving for college. Parents, listen up.
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for Friday, May 26, 2006

May 26, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying I-bonds, investing in Euros and taking care of an elderly parent.
Posted In: Investing

Secrets and stocks

May 26, 2006
Companies post record profits, investors want to buy. But take some time to sniff around the spreadsheets. Economist Eric Talley explains what you to know before investing in a company.
Posted In: Investing

AARP's new gig

May 26, 2006
The AARP is a familiar name in the retirement business. Now it has tossed its hat into the mutual fund ring. Kai talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ian McDonald.
Posted In: Investing

The mandatory 401K

May 26, 2006
Coming soon to your benefit package, an automatic enrollment in a worker retirement account. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Savings

Drowning in debt

May 25, 2006
Personal finance expert Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow discuss a new report suggesting debt is a growing problem for the middle class. The Center for American Progress says debt now makes up 108% of incomes.

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