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.
Posted In: debt collection, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will announce new rules for the debt collection industry.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, manufacturing
With the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.
Posted In: opera, music industry
Demand for music remains high. But seeing it live is another issue.
Posted In: big data, government spending, trash
It turns out the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too.
Posted In: Retirement, Chris Farrell, Economy
For many, retirement continues to push farther and farther away. How do you make the most of working later in life?
Posted In: retirement planning, retirement savings, Social Security
Too many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. Should they be forced to?
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning
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: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
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: Investing, advice
What's a bond? What's a stock? How do you choose a retirement plan? We're here to help.
Posted In: Unemployment, career, employee training, austerity, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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.