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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

From the Money Matters Desk: Investing in Your Community

Jun 10, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we learn how to put our money to work in our neighborhoods. Joining Kai to talk about community investment is Shari Berenbach, the executive director of the Calvert Social Investment Foundation.
Posted In: Charity, Investing

Who Will Pay for Pensions?

Jun 10, 2005
This week on Capitol Hill, the topic was pension plans. Some companies say they now can't deliver on their promise of pensions, and the government agency that insures pensions is already in the red. Marketplace's John Dimsdale has our story.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Mailbag for June 3, 2005

Jun 3, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a personalized retirement account, gifting stocks and bonds, and improving a credit score.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The ABCs of the S&P...

Jun 3, 2005
Why are market indexes important? And what exactly do the indexes indicate? This week, we look at the movers and shakers of Wall Street's benchmarks -- the S&P 500, the Wilshire 5000, and the Russell 3000. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

The "Buzzword": Junk Bond

May 27, 2005
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -- "JUNK BOND." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

The Mailbag for May 27, 2005

May 27, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting long term care insurance, using emergency savings to buy a big ticket item, and buying a house with 401k money.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Missing in Action... Congress

May 21, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week: corporate pension plans are in peril. But where's Congress?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Think Global: How Globalization Affects Your Investments

May 20, 2005
As part of Think Global, public radio's week of special coverage, we look at how foreign investors influence the security of our investments and our retirement. Joining Kai is Professor Goetzmann, the Director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management and Diana Farrell, the Director of McKinsey's Global Institute.
Posted In: Investing

The Mailbag for May 20, 2005

May 20, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on picking an interest only mortgage, deciding between renting versus buying, choosing a selective university, and selling off assets.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

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