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The Sizzling Second Homes Market

Jul 1, 2005
Sales of second homes have hit an all-time high, thanks to buyers cashing in on low mortgage rates. Before you shell out the dough for a new paradise, there's a lot to consider besides property value. Reporter Tanya Ott has more.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for July 1, 2005

Jul 1, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on calculating the benefits of a doctorate degree, investing in a passive index fund, and determining the health of a pension.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The "Buzzword": Sarbanes-Oxley

Jul 1, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Marketplace Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Sarbanes-Oxley." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Mailbag for June 24, 2005

Jun 25, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on withdrawing from a 401k, choosing between a taxable and a tax-deferred account, and lowering a tax burden.
Posted In: Investing, Taxes

What Would Make the Real Estate Bubble Pop?

Jun 25, 2005
Grab a few aspirin. We’re heading for a housing headache, according to this week’s UCLA Anderson School economic forecast. Kai talks to David Shulman, an expert in real estate investing.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

"Educating Rico": Individual Investing

Jun 25, 2005
Rico has an index fund and a tax-deferred retirement account. Now, he turns his attention to individual investing. In our latest installment of Educating Rico, our hero surfs the sea of online brokers.
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The "Buzzword": Ten-Year Treasury Note

Jun 18, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, <i>Sound Money</i> brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance - "Ten Year Treasury Note." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

The Mailbag for June 17, 2005

Jun 18, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a self-employed retirement account, buying long-term disability insurance, and finding a financial planner.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Mailbag for June 10, 2005

Jun 10, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using a home equity loan to pay off student loan debt, creating a health savings account, and choosing between an i-bonds or EE-bonds.
Posted In: Investing

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Gaining on Real Estate

Jun 10, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, Chris lays the foundation for a controversial idea: treating profits from real estate just like the profits from stocks or bonds.
Posted In: Investing

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