MID-DAY UPDATE: Bernanke testifies before Congress,

Mar 1, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is delivering his semi-annual testimony on the state of the U.S. economy to the Senate Banking Committee...
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Is it worth paying more for a high rating?

Feb 18, 2011
Question: We received quotes for 20-year level term life insurance ($1 million) and found that there is a $600 annual difference between the...
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Just say No

Jan 24, 2011
Equity-indexed annuities are appealing. It's a contract that allows the annuity buyer to enjoy some of the upside performance of the stock market...
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Die soon, ok?

Dec 21, 2010
No, this isn't about estate taxes or the death tax.It's about investors betting when you'll die. Charming, isn't it?...
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The mortgage modification debacle

Dec 14, 2010
Marketplace Money has long followed the mortgage modification debacle. And that's a polite word for the mess....
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Time to let an insurance policy lapse

Nov 24, 2010
Question: I am 63 and retired (not my idea). Between Social Security, pension, and 4% of my 401(k), IRA, and other investments, we're at 75% of my...
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Figuring out whole life insurance

Sep 16, 2010
Question: I live with my girlfriend of 4 years. We plan on getting married and rent. Combined we have$18,000 in savings and no credit card debt......
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Young adult children and health care insurance

Aug 2, 2010
Question: I'm a widow with a 22 year old son that graduated from a UC school last June. Upon graduation my son had to find his own health...
Posted In: health care, insurance

Credit protection

Apr 15, 2010
Question: I would like to know about the protection that is offered to keep your credit safe is worth the cost. Michael, Riverside, CA...
Posted In: Credit Cards, insurance