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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.
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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

No Money Down or Just "No Money?"

May 20, 2005
We've all seen the late night ads on television: "With little or no money down, you can make a killing in the real estate market!" <i>Money Magazine's</i> Ellen Stark takes us inside the world of "no money down" mania.
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Mailbag for May 13, 2005

May 14, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on choosing an index fund, buying term insurance, and investing a little windfall.
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MERGER-Dot-Com

May 14, 2005
Merger mania has infiltrated the world of online stock brokerages. This week, E*Trade announced it had designs on competitor Ameritrade. But, Ameritrade is playing coy and has said it's not for sale. Marketplace's Alisa Roth investigates what's next for online brokerages and the people who use them.
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Going Green in Corporate America?

May 13, 2005
This week, General Electric announced it will double its investment in environmentally friendly technologies. Does this signal a climate change when it comes to socially responsible investing? Mary Tribble from the Forum for Corporate Conscience gives the low down on corporate do-gooding.
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Mailbag for May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for retirement on a small budget, investing in a rising interest rate environment, and opening up an overseas bank account.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Retirement

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Stocks, Stocks, Stocks

May 6, 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." Financial wizard, Warren Buffett, says there are only a few magical stocks worth investing in this year. Chris says don't fall under Buffett's spell.
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From the Money Matters Desk: Going on a Financial Diet

May 6, 2005
Any clue how much cash you burn through in a given week? USA Today's Mindy Fetterman has made it her mission to slim down her spending. The first step -- tracking her financial successes and failures in a daily journal. It's all part of the paper's Financial Diet series. And in this week's Money Matters, Mindy let's you read her diary.
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It's Baaack... The Long Bond

May 6, 2005
This week, the Treasury Department announced it's considering bringing back the 30-year bond. How will this affect interest rates, your portfolio and your mortgage? The Bond Bible's Marilyn Cohen explains the Bond, Long Bond.
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