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Life Planning

Dec 12, 2004
Most of us have heard of financial planners. They help you manage your money. But is that enough? Life planners offer to merge your financial hopes with your life goals. Which planner might better serve you? Kai finds out from George Kinder, the author of the book "The Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life."
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Dollar Primer

Dec 12, 2004
We’ve received a lot of letters from listeners worried about the future of their investments and the declining dollar. But what does a weak dollar really mean? Zanny Minton Beddoes of the Economist Magazine offers some perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: Tough Financial Questions

Dec 4, 2004
Do you ever talk about your will? Your health? Your finances? These subjects are tough to begin with ... but they're even tougher when you're talking to your aging parents. On this week's Money Matters .... Kai learns the best way to approach delicate conversations. Susan Piver shares tips from her book "The Hard Questions for Adult Children and Their Aging Parents."
Posted In: Investing

"Buzzword": Regulation NMS

Dec 4, 2004
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 -- "Regulation NMS." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for December 4, 2004

Dec 4, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on tracking down an old 401k, investing in the real estate market, and setting aside money for traveling.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

The "Straight Story": Elliot Spitzer, Outsourcing, and Guns-N-Roses

Nov 28, 2004
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. Elliot Spitzer, Outsourcing, and Guns-N-Roses... what do these items have in common? Chris has the answer.
Posted In: Investing

The "Buzzword": Black Friday

Nov 28, 2004
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 - "Black Friday." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Jobs

Mailbag for November 27, 2004

Nov 28, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting an international stock fund, speculating with stocks, and listening to a financial planner's advice.
Posted In: Investing

Windfall Woes

Nov 20, 2004
If a lot of money fell in your lap - would you know what to do with it? Patrick Hirsch reports on what to do with a windfall.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for November 20, 2004

Nov 20, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on picking a CD or a money market account, investing in real estate investment trusts, and the best way to be generous.
Posted In: Charity, Investing, Savings

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