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401K Woes

Mar 12, 2005
This weekend, President Bush is on the road selling his Social Security proposal. The president's plan - have people manage part of their retirement accounts privately. But a new study suggests we don't even understand the basics behind an existing retirement system - the work-sponsored 401 (k). What does this mean for Social Security? Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Christian Financial Counseling

Mar 5, 2005
There are thousands of personal finance books out at your local bookstore. But some people put their faith in just one title...the Bible. They say it effectively teaches lessons of debt, personal responsibility, and savings. Robin Urevich reports.
Posted In: Investing

The "Buzzword": Blue Chip

Mar 5, 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 - "Blue Chip." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Mailbag for March 5, 2005

Mar 5, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on merging finances before merging families, finding a financial planner, investing in foreign companies, and prioritizing debt.
Posted In: Investing

"Educating Rico": Micro Windfall

Feb 26, 2005
What happens when you come into a small amount of cash? Should you save it? Spend it? Invest it? In this installment of our series 'Educating Rico', our own Rico Gagliano comes into a (micro) windfall.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for February 26, 2005

Feb 26, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on picking the right college fund, selling stocks to buy big ticket items, and cashing out an IRA.
Posted In: Investing

A Short Interview on "Shorting"

Feb 26, 2005
For those of you who fancy the idea of profiting from an overvalued stock... make sure you know what investment strategy to use. Kiplinger's Jeff Kosett explains the highs and lows of shorting.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for February 19, 2005

Feb 19, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on buying individual stocks, choosing between an IRA and a Roth, and trashing personal documents.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for February 12, 2005

Feb 12, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on avoiding mutual fund fees, talking to a parent about money, and researching index funds.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Mailbag for February 5, 2005

Feb 5, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selling collectable coins, getting rid of a bad investment, and handling finances for an aging parent.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

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