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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Straight Story: Gender politics

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris puts a ceiling on recent newspaper stories about women in the workplace.
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Straight Story: Bonds, treasury bonds

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris defends a segment of the market that doesn't get much respect.
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Mailbag for Friday, July 7, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on investing in a friend's business, giving money to your kids for summer travel, and planning for a mortgage in a divorce.
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Straight Story: The Buffett effect

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Warren Buffett gifted $30 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chris says even Americans of humble means can learn a lot about charitable giving from the Wizard of Omaha.
Posted In: Charity
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Straight Story: For your eyes only?

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris says a bill that's supposed to protect consumers' private financial data only protects businesses' ability to sell you credit.
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Straight Story: Retirement net

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, report after report points to gloomy financial prospects for retirees. But Chris sees blue skies, for those willing to work a bit longer.
Posted In: Retirement
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Straight Story: The estate tax

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris looks at Senate proposals for rolling back the estate tax. . . and votes nay.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes
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Mailbag for Friday, June 9, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: paying for a remodel, buying disability insurance and setting saving priorities.
Posted In: Savings
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Straight Story: Law and Oxley

It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: Chris files a motion for Sarbanes-Oxley.
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Mailbag for Friday, June 2, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: investing in a Roth, paying inheritance tax on an overseas account, and choosing to retire early.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

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