Sep 22, 2011 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.
Oct 20, 2005 There is a lot of information out there on personal finance. Unfortunately, there's also a lot of disinformation out there. Money is complicated thing, and one of the things we do on Sound Money is help you make sense of it. The perfect guy to give you the Straight Story is our Economics Editor Chris Farrell. This week, Chris tackles the subject of owning your own home. It's the classic American Dream. The housing market is strong and a record 68 percent of us pay mortgages instead of rent these days. But should everyone own their own place? Check out Chris' answer...