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, April 21, 2006

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on starting an S-Corp, using a debit card versus a credit card, and researching socially responsible investments.

The boom in going bust

Our economics editor, Chris Farrell, spends time in a bankruptcy courtroom in Rochester, N.Y. He profiles a no-nonsense judge who wants to teach Americans how to stay out of debt.

"Straight Story": Jobs, jobs, jobs

This and every week, we have our Economics Editor Chris Farrell here to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid, and what's the "Straight Story." The Housing and Urban Development Department had a plan to deal with streamlining closing costs. The Labor Department just released the March Job Report. Chris tells you what the numbers really mean.
Posted In: Jobs

"Straight Story": Closing costs

This and every week we have our Economics Editor Chris Farrell here to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid, and what's the Straight Story. The Housing and Urban Development Department had a plan to deal with streamlining closing costs. But this week-they killed their own proposal. Chris is in a grieving mood.
Posted In: Housing

Mailbag for March 27, 2004

Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, Chris explains: the difference between an EE and I bond, why paying a credit card balance with retirement savings is a no-no, and how you can put the word "me" in retireMEnt.
Posted In: Economy, Savings

"Educating Rico": Chapter 2

We met Rico, a Sound Money staffer and newcomer to the world of personal finance, a few weeks ago. After some initial advice from our man Chris Farrell, Rico is ready to make his first investment decision. Follow along as Rico hunts for the right index fund.
Posted In: Investing

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Each week, we choose the most burning of your money questions for our very own Chris Farrell to answer. This week, Chris explains when it's OK to roll over your 401k, what exactly consumer confidence means, and what happens when you own shares of a company that has gone belly up.

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