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.

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An own-to-rent solution

Congress wants to help homeowners who are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing subprime mortgages. Forget a traditional bailout, Chris Farrell explains the beauty of the own-to-rent plan.
Posted In: Housing
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After All That.....

August was brutal in the markets. Imagine getting a call from your Mom, "So, you still think this is a correction?" (Put plenty of disbelief into...
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More Q & A, Star Tribune

Q: My wife and I had our first child a few months ago. After doing some research, we had all but pulled the trigger on one state's 529 college...
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Worry Free Investing

Are the wild gyrations in the market troubling you? Then I'd suggest picking up a copy of "Worry-Free Investing" by finance professor Zvi Bodie of...
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Prick Asset Bubbles?

Will Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke ciome under criticism for not pricking the residential real estate bubble earlier at this weekend...
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Bank deregulation and Income Inequality

Throughout U.S. history, there has been a deep suspicion of banks, especially big banks. A common refrain from the days of Thomas Jefferson and...
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With Real Estate, Watch the Unemployment Rate

The housing market is nowhere near bottom. The Wall Street Journal had a good story on the meltdown in the condominium market on Saturday....
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Straight Story

Chris Farrell says that if the student loan industry were graded for its effectiveness to students, it might have to repeat the class all over again.
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One of my favorite blogs is the ongoing discussion between University of Chicao economist and Nobel laureate Gary Becker and University of Chicago...
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Retire at 62?

Shoud I retire at 62 or wait until I reach full retirement age? It's a question we get all the time....

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