Marketplace Money for January 31, 2004

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Marketplace Money for January 31, 2004
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Mutual fund fees

The mutual fund scandal continues to grab headlines, and this week fees are the hot topic. Chris Farrell finds out from financial planner and author Frank Armstrong just how high fees are and what to do about them.
Posted In: Investing
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China's growing economic power

China's economy is in overdrive, and with more and more companies outsourcing jobs to its shores, this Asian giant is becoming a major player in the global economy. Chris Farrell talks with professor Chun Chang about what China's changing role means to Americans.
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Reverse mortgages

If you're a homeowner, you've been writing mortgage checks out to your bank for years. Wouldn't it be nice if the bank wrote you a check? Stephanie Curtis talks with attorney and author Steve Weisman about the pros and cons of reverse mortgages.
Posted In: Investing
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Super Bowl of ads

During the Super Bowl, two teams battle it out for the championship title, and so does the advertising world. Stephanie Curtis talks with marketing expert Bernice Kanner about the history of Super Bowl ads, including which of the multi-million dollar ad campaigns were the big winners.
Posted In: Economy
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Listener questions for January 31, 2004

This week, Chris Farrell answers questions on kids and money, the deficit, savings bonds, and index funds.
Posted In: Economy
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401(k) versus Roth IRA

Is a 401(k) better than a Roth IRA? Stephanie Curtis talks with Sound Money's in-house investment expert Erica Whittlinger about the best place to put your money.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

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