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The "Buzzword": Rule of 72

Jul 8, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "Rule of 72." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

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?
Posted In: Investing

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.
Posted In: Investing

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

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