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"Straight Story": Pump Politics

May 22, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." As gas prices continue to rise, Chris has some advice: Stop whining.
Posted In: Economy

"The Color of Money": The Euro

May 22, 2004
Open your wallet. Take out a bill. Have you ever noticed what's on the cash you carry? The design of a banknote can be a key to the culture that issued it. In the first installment of our new series called "The Color Of Money" -- a look at paper bills from around the world -- we take a trip overseas. European travel season is about to heat up, and it seemed fitting to peer closer... at the Euro.
Posted In: Economy

Washington, DC roundup

May 22, 2004
Kai checks in with the Washington, DC Marketplace Bureau Chief, John Dimsdale, on how Congress is dealing with issues that influence your pocketbook: interest rates, the U.S. oil reserve, and mutual funds.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

"Buzzword": OPEC

May 16, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance --OPEC. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Understanding the market

May 15, 2004
Mercurial might be one way to describe the markets this week. Confusing might be another. Kai takes the market's pulse with Diane Swonk, the Chief Economist at Bank One Corporation.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

"The Buzz Word": Alternative minimum tax

May 8, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - Alternative Minimum Tax. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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What happens when prices fall?

May 8, 2004
Rising prices and a growing economy do seem to be all the rage these days. But our own economic whiz, Chris Farrell, has written a new book about just the opposite: What happens when prices fall. He explains deflation and how he became the master of all things monetary.
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Renting vs. buying

Apr 24, 2004
Record numbers of people are scraping together down payments to buy property. But how do you know if buying a home is the right choice for you? Kai talked to real estate expert and personal finance writer, Elizabeth Razzi, about buying vs. renting.
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"The Buzz Word": Durable goods

Apr 24, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news - for instance, durable Goods. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy

Mailbag for April 17, 2004

Apr 17, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on emerging markets, interest-only mortgages, finding a financial planner, index funds, CD rates, and becoming a landlord.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

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