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Money Hassles 101

Oct 24, 2004
Just when you think you've balanced your checkbook and made a budget you can live with…you get an unwelcome financial surprise. Money Magazine's Ellen McGirt doles out advice on ways to get things back on track.
Posted In: Savings

"Straight Story": Investing in Blue Chips

Oct 22, 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. When is investing in blue chips a bad idea? Chris tells you.
Posted In: Investing

"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

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