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

Straight Story: College 101

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 blows the whistle on the ever-expanding business devoted to saving for college. Parents, listen up.
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for Friday, May 26, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on buying I-bonds, investing in Euros and taking care of an elderly parent.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: Tax cut. . . not

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: President Bush just signed a $70 billion tax cut bill. Chris reads between the lines.

Mailbag for Friday, May 19, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: filing for bankruptcy, renting versus buying, and purchasing whole life insurance.

Straight Story: Good moon rising

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 gazes into the economic future and sees everything coming up roses, thanks to emerging markets.
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, May 12, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week: How to get rid of a time-share and the wisdom (or lack thereof) of paying for college with retirement money.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Straight Story: Rating mileage standards

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 there's a much better way to encourage fuel efficiency. Gas tax, anyone?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for Friday, May 5, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week: Advice on using a credit card overseas, creating a shared equity agreement, and investing in delinquent tax certificates.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for Friday, April 28, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on researching student loans, opening a Roth account for a minor, and finding the best stock simulation games.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Straight Story with Chris Farrell: The big trade deficit

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: Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the White House. Chris minds the trade gap.
Posted In: Economy

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