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Mailbag for February 12, 2005

Feb 12, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on avoiding mutual fund fees, talking to a parent about money, and researching index funds.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Mailbag for February 5, 2005

Feb 5, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selling collectable coins, getting rid of a bad investment, and handling finances for an aging parent.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Defining Social Security

Jan 30, 2005
To change or not to change? That's the question facing the nation's 70-year-old Social Security system. It got us here at Sound Money wondering: what is Social Security? How does it work? Sound Money's Matthew Algeo reports on Social Security's past and present.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Penny Stocks

Jan 29, 2005
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. We offer a penny for Chris' thoughts on penny stocks.
Posted In: Investing

Remaking Home Ec

Jan 29, 2005
During his second inaugural address, President Bush renewed his call for a so-called ownership society. What does that mean for you? Shouldering more responsibility-in terms of your investments, retirement accounts, and health insurance. Reporter Bill Poorman examines how one class -- home economics -- might help.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement, Savings

The "Buzzword": Delist

Jan 29, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Delist." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Mailbag for January 29, 2005

Jan 29, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using your flex spending account, choosing between renting and buying, and selecting the right savings vehicle.
Posted In: Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Savings as Economic Engine

Jan 23, 2005
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 does the math to debunk the myth of "savings as economic engine."
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for January 22, 2005

Jan 22, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a self-employed retirement account, consolidating 403b accounts, and preparing for bad news in the market.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Investing in Commodities

Jan 22, 2005
Interested in parking some money in pork barrels? Or what about oil or soybeans? Commodities expert, Jim Rogers, gives the 411 on the best way not to lose your shirt.
Posted In: Investing

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