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: Margin loans are the new "it" way to get money. Chris says watch out.
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on researching student loans, opening a Roth account for a minor, and finding the best stock simulation games.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that not all 401Ks are equal. Some charge high fees. Others have hidden fees. Kai Ryssdal talks with Kathy Kristof, who covers personal finance for the Los Angeles Times.
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Contango." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?