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

One-Stop Online Aid For Investors

From the Alliance for Investor Education. There's a new website that offers investors easy-to-use information on where to check out financial...
Posted In: Investing

Long Live the G-25?

In the 1980s and 1990s, the world economy was dominated by the G-7 (the major industrial nations), and large capitalization stocks flourished....
Posted In: Investing

Long-Term Care Insurance, Again

Some more thoughts on long term care insurance....
Posted In: insurance

A Good Rant

While working my way through various stories this morning, I came on this piece written by Steve Hamm of Business Week. It's on his blog....

Another Case for Index Funds

On Sunday, I cleaned my office and I came upon an interview with Robert Wilson by Brett Fromson of the (It's several years old.) Robert...
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Take Social Security at 62?

I'm a Henry "Bud" Hebeler fan. A former top executive at Boeing, he offers up financially conservative thoughts on planning for and living in...
Posted In: Retirement

Save for Retirement or Pay Down Mortgage Fast

It's a question we get all the time on Marketplace Money: Should I save for my retirement or accelerate payments on my mortgage? The way the...
Posted In: Retirement

Indexing All the Time

Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) is hardly a household name, Which isn't surprising since until recently it focused on institutional investors (like...
Posted In: Investing

Are We Saving Enough for Retirement?

Thanks to aging boomers, the word retirement seems synonymous with disaster. Almost every week some survey or another crosses my desk (usually paid...
Posted In: Retirement

Long-Term Care Insurance--Not

Demographics may not be destiny, but America is getting older and an aging population will need plenty of long-term care. The cost of a nursing...
Posted In: insurance


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