Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated one-hour weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media. Chris is also economics correspondent for Marketplace, the largest business program in broadcasting and chief economics correspondent for American RadioWorks, the largest producer of long-form documentaries in public radio. He is also contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. He was host and executive editor of public television’s Right on the Money. He is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances, and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.

Features By Chris Farrell

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Is the classical music economy tanking?

Demand for music remains high. But seeing it live is another issue.
Posted In: opera, music industry
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How an $8,000 garbage bin actually saves taxpayers money

It turns out the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too.
Posted In: big data, government spending, trash
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A new industry helps give older workers more meaning in their careers

For many, retirement continues to push farther and farther away. How do you make the most of working later in life?
Posted In: Retirement, Chris Farrell, Economy
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Should retirement savings be mandatory?

Too many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. Should they be forced to?
Posted In: retirement planning, retirement savings, Social Security
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Is long term care insurance worth it?

Long term care insurance is expensive and only getting more and more costly. So, how do you know if it's worth it for you?
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning
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The end of Fannie and Freddie?

There's a proposal in Congress to let the taxpayer-backed mortgage giants die, and Marketplace's economics guy says we should all get behind it.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
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Investing terms and questions explained

What's a bond? What's a stock? How do you choose a retirement plan? We're here to help.
Posted In: Investing, advice
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The state of job training around the world: What job training?

Five years after the Great Recession, industrialized countries are still down about 16 million jobs. And many of those without work are in need of a skills upgrade.
Posted In: Unemployment, career, employee training, austerity, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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Honda: An American success story?

Honda sales are up and the company sales it expects to become a net exporter of vehicles from the U.S. by late next year.
Posted In: Honda, Auto, Japan, manufacturing
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How much should you save for long-term care?

Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.
Posted In: Social Security, health care, long-term care insurance

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