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Mutual Funds Round Up

Sep 25, 2004
It's been a little over a year since the mutual fund scandal broke. How has the industry handled the scandal, and have things changed for the average investor? Kai interviews Newsweek's Wall Street editor Allan Sloan.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Educating Rico": Asset Allocation

Sep 18, 2004
In this month's installment of 'Educating Rico'...our financially challenged protagonist asks a simple, but confounding question: where should he put his money? Rico understands index funds, retirement accounts, and bonds. But now comes the next step: asset allocation.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: A Consumer Report on Mutual Funds Ratings

Sep 11, 2004
Interested in investing in a mutual fund? Finding the best fund for your portfolio begins with understanding how funds are rated. Kai interviews Rita Lee, the Manager of Financial Analysis at Brouwer & Janachowski. Check out her advice on where to start investigating funds.
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Mailbag for September 11, 2004

Sep 11, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on taxing bonuses, investing in an itsy bitsy SPDR and choosing a college fund.
Posted In: Investing

Market Look Ahead

Sep 11, 2004
Labor Day's come and gone, and the stock market has left behind its summer doldrums... well, not exactly. For some clue about what we can expect from the market this fall, Kai interviews Dallas stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson.
Posted In: Investing

"Straight Story": Dividends

Sep 4, 2004
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. Listen to the debut of a new Chris Farrell mantra: dividends, dividends, dividends.
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Mailbag for September 4, 2004

Sep 4, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using dollar cost averaging, investing in corporate bonds, and starting the financial planning for a long trip.
Posted In: Investing

Investing in Commodities

Sep 4, 2004
Feeling a little uncertain with seesaw oil prices and a mercurial stock market? Well, we've got one word for you: Commodities. Kai speaks to Dan McNeela, a senior analyst at Morningstar, about what investing in raw goods can do for your portfolio.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

From The Money Matters Desk: A Consumer Report on Buying Wine

Aug 28, 2004
On this week's "Money Matters" - our regular look at how to improve your bottom line-- we've got some beverage tips just in time for your Labor Day celebration. If you are sick of picking up a six-pack when the invite says BYOB, why not choose a bottle of wine instead? Kai asks Randy Clement, the co-owner of Silverlake Wine in Los Angeles, for help in selecting wine.
Posted In: Investing

Iowa's Political Futures

Aug 20, 2004
Got some cash to invest? Why not stake money in the upcoming presidential race? Just go to the Iowa Electronic Market, and the choice between Bush and Kerry plays out in a real money futures market. Kai speaks to Dan Gross, who has written about this market for Slate and The New York Times.
Posted In: Investing

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