The best single investment

Jan 11, 2012
Parents and their students need to work very hard at avoiding taking on too much debt to earn a college diploma.
Posted In: coellge, student loans, debt, Investing

Investment book

Jan 9, 2012
On our local NPR station, WFYI, a guest Saturday morning on Marketplace Money recommended an investment advice book to a young caller. We can't recall the title of the book. Know which one we mean? Thanks in advance, Tom, Indianapolis, IN
Posted In: invest, Investing, Books

Art investors see big gains

Jan 9, 2012
The high-end art market smoked traditional investing in 2011.
Posted In: art, Investing, S&P 500 index

'Riskalyze' before you invest

Jan 6, 2012
Before you start to invest, we at Marketplace Money always tell you to assess your "risk tolerance." Now there's an algorithm that can help you quantify how much risk you are willing to take on.
Posted In: Investing, risk tolerance

What are you? A stock? A bond? Something else?

Jan 3, 2012
The uncertainty is unavoidable, but you can come to a more reasoned savings decision by starting from a different place than market history and investing insight. Forget about investing and asset allocation. Think about your job and your career instead. Are you a stock or a bond?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, college savings, Savings

Ron Paul's investment strategy is gold

Dec 22, 2011
Wall Street Journal's investing columnist Jason Zweig dissects the GOP candidate's investment portfolio.
Posted In: Investing, gold, Ron Paul

Investing in a health savings account

Dec 20, 2011
For 2012, I'm switching to a high-deductible health plan and will enroll in the associated health savings account. What investment strategy do you recommend? Cash, bonds or total market? Ken, Portland, OR
Posted In: insurance, health insurance, Investing

Getting Personal: Power of attorney, hemorrhaging 401(k)s

Dec 16, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: powers of attorney, Retirement, Investing

When to get aggressive with the mortgage paydown

Dec 15, 2011
My question is, if your mortgage rate is higher than what you could expect from investing, wouldn't it make more sense to pay on the mortgage? This is almost the same as the concept of paying off the credit card with the highest rate first. What are your thoughts on this? John, Rapid City, SD
Posted In: mortgage, home, Savings, Investing

Market timing is hard -- really hard

Dec 14, 2011
Lesson learned: Market timing gurus are hazardous to your wealth.
Posted In: stocks, market timing, Investing