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Harvesting capital losses

Oct 29, 2008
Question: My portfolio contains some stocks that have cratered -- and I don't expect them to turn around soon in this economy. Might it be...
Posted In: Taxes

Borrow to buy?

Oct 28, 2008
Question: The stock market meltdown that we're facing today looks like one of the best stock buying opportunities that I am likely to face in my...
Posted In: debt, Investing

Nationalizing 401k assets?

Oct 27, 2008
Question: Will you be writing of alternatives to 401ks in light of articles intimating the House is interested in the idea of nationalizing 401k...

Getting Personal

Oct 24, 2008
This week, Chris and Tess answer listener questions about withdrawing from a 401K and investing extra money made from a second job after retirement.


Oct 24, 2008
Question: On a recent show, you suggested that investors should hold a significant amount of TIPS in their IRAs. I think this is a reasonable idea...
Posted In: Investing

A margin of safety

Oct 23, 2008
Comment: My husband and I are respectively 81 and 76. Luckily my husband is very conservative and has invested largely in CD's, bonds and TIPS....

Microfinance and the financial crisis?

Oct 22, 2008
Question: With all this talk of the credit crisis, I'm wondering what's become of microlending and those microlending companies you've covered in...

Fannie and Freddie?

Oct 21, 2008
Question: Many of us know about the woes being felt by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and their stock performance tells it well. But is now the time...
Posted In: Investing

Online Savings and CDs

Oct 20, 2008
Question: I hear a lot about money market accounts, and Roth IRA's as safe haven's for investing. I've been putting money away in a ING savings...

Moving soon and savings

Oct 17, 2008
Question; My husband and I are both in our early 30s and now that we are both finished with graduate school we are finally in a position for the...



About this collection

The Great Recession changed the way a lot of us thought about our jobs. But the job market in the United States was changing long before that. In this series, Marketplace explores disappearing jobs and the people who do them.