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How a firm's goodwill is more like soft snow than a hard asset

Mar 29, 2013
Goodwill reads like an afterthought in a company's annual report. But it's often the most important component of a company's operation, as Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: goodwill

What just happened in Cyprus? An explainer

Mar 25, 2013
The moral of the story of the near collapse of Cyprus' banking system is that when a saving rate looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Posted In: cyprus, bailout, Europe debt crisis

Why a currency war could hurt you

Mar 11, 2013
A currency war sounds weirdly abstract, like a game played by rival politicians -- but it can have devastating effects in the real world. And it’s not all that different from a rivalry of different kind – a hypothetical sibling rivalry.
Posted In: Global Currency War, currency

Can I sell my house? Depends on who you ask

Jan 25, 2013
We’ve been swamped with real estate news this month. But what does it all mean?

Debt ceiling is like a credit card? Think again

Jan 18, 2013
Critics say that raising the debt ceiling is like paying off one credit card with another. But if you dig into it, that analogy is flawed.

How to cut credit card debt

Jan 18, 2013
There are some really simple ways to reduce your credit card debt.
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German gold goes home -- Here's why

Jan 17, 2013
Germany announced this week that it's planning to repatriate much of the gold that its been keeping in reserves in the U.S. and France.
Posted In: gold, Germany

What is the debt ceiling? An explainer

Jan 15, 2013
Confused by all the mud-slinging around Washington over the debt ceiling? Don't know who to blame? Here's a quick explainer on the debt ceiling's function and why this fight could turn out to be messy.
Posted In: debt ceiling

Explainer: How to choose a financial planner

Jan 13, 2013
Finding a financial planner is a tricky business. Here are some of the key questions to ask.
Posted In: financial advisor, Personal Finance

What did the Fed just do?

Dec 13, 2012
What did Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke do yesterday? He put speed limit signs up on the freeway.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

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Marketplace Money took to the road - literally - to explore all the ways we dump money into car ownership: Buying them, fixing them, or for some folks, just plain drooling all over them.