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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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Features by Chris Farrell

Mailbag for Friday, September 22, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on rolling over a 401k, using online banking and fixing a credit report.

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 makes a very public argument about the loss of privacy.

Straight Story: Census data

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, The Census Bureau released its annual report on wages, poverty and health insurance. Chris reads between the lines.

Mailbag for Friday, September 1, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: using a health savings account, investing assets from a housing sale, and lowering retirement investments.

Straight Story: Is the US headed for bankruptcy?

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: Americans are getting older and entitlements, like Social Security and Medicare, will cost more. But Chris doesn't buy the doomsday projection.

Straight Story: Supply side

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. 25 years ago, President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act. Did it change the economy for the better? Chris supplies an analysis of Reaganomics.

Mailbag for Friday, August 18, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on setting sail during your golden years, paying back the IRS and saving for retirement in a self-employed fund.

Straight Story: The long view

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 addresses what's needed in corporate America.

Mailbag for Friday, August 4, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on becoming financially independent, investing in international bonds and participating in a 1031 exchange.

Mailbag for Friday, July 21, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on using a Roth IRA, investing a small windfall of cash and using credit card transfers.

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