Mailbag for November 20, 2004

Nov 20, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on picking a CD or a money market account, investing in real estate investment trusts, and the best way to be generous.
Posted In: Charity, Investing, Savings

Mailbag for September 25, 2004

Sep 25, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on giving a financial gift, banking overseas, and choosing an option arm mortgage.
Posted In: Charity, Investing

To Give or Not to Give

Sep 18, 2004
Millions of Americans donate money to charities. But a new survey released this week reports that a growing number of Americans are losing faith in charities. Kai asks Professor Paul Light, the study’s author, what’s behind the data?
Posted In: Charity

From the Money Matters Desk: A living report on writing a will

Aug 7, 2004
If you're like 58 percent of Americans, you don't have even a basic will. Writing a will is no picnic, but dying without one can cost thousands of dollars and hours of headaches for your loved ones. Which is why Eric Matlin wrote "The Procrastinator's guide to Wills and Estate Planning." Check out Kai's interview with Eric, as they put all your fears about wills to rest.
Posted In: Charity

Factoid: Faith and Finances

Apr 10, 2004
Find out the percentage of Americans who donate religiously
Posted In: Charity

Faith and Finances

Apr 10, 2004
Visit your local bookstore or go online and you'll find every imaginable personal finance book. But what if we told you to check out a different genre of books for finance tips? From public radio's business program Marketplace, Jeff Tyler has our story.
Posted In: Charity

How to give

Mar 20, 2004
There are so many good charitable causes, but how do you decide where your donation should go? As Minnesota Public Radio's Mary Stucky reports, there are ways to give that benefit both you and the charity.
Posted In: Charity

Mailbag for March 20, 2004

Mar 20, 2004
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 give your children money, who is Warren Buffet, and how you can learn about the stock market without risking a dime.
Posted In: Charity, Retirement

A lot to give

An inside look at the rarefied air of big donors and philanthropy from the Wealth and Poverty Desk.

Posted In: philanthropy, Charity