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A Will: A Lawyer or Do-It-Youself Online?

Jun 13, 2008
Question: I know that my husband and I need to have a will, especially now that we are the parents of a 20-month old. We have a good referral to a...

A fighting hope against inflation

Jun 12, 2008
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and others are concerned about inflation and a weak dollar. So why isn't economics correspondent Chris Farrell breaking a swear? He explains to Scott Jagow why there's reason not to worry.
Posted In: Economy

Co-Signer Rights?

Jun 12, 2008
Question: I am trying to negotiate with Sallie Mae to settle the loan amount: to get some principal forgiveness and in return I will pay them off...
Posted In: debt

Finding A Financial Planner

Jun 12, 2008
Oops. I wrote the Q & A yesterday, but I forgot to post it. Sorry about that. I'll put up two Q & As today. Thanks....

How Much Is Enough?

Jun 10, 2008
Question: I've yet to find a book or article that can answer this question: How do you know if you're financially okay?...
Posted In: retirement savings, Savings

529 Plans

Jun 9, 2008
Question: My husband and I had our first child in February. Our budget has us paying off our student loans and credit card debt in the next 16...
Posted In: debt

Questions answered on air for June 7-8

Jun 7, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about private mortgage insurance, 457s vs. 403(b)s, removing a co-signer and borrowing...
Posted In: Housing, retirement savings

Bankruptcy? Credit Counseling? Where to Turn?

Jun 6, 2008
Question: Hello Chris, I am a thirty year old male living in Asheville, NC. I currently have over 20,000 debt to a private student loan lender ...
Posted In: debt

Home Equity Loans?

Jun 5, 2008
Question: A) Love the show. B) In these uncertain economic times, am I better off getting a Home Equity Loan, or a Home Equity Line of Credit? Oh,...
Posted In: debt, Housing

Move Retirement Money?

Jun 4, 2008
Question: I just changed jobs so am trying to figure out what to do with the 403b account that was left behind. It is with an Insurance company ...
Posted In: retirement savings


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