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Mailbag for June 19, 2004

Jun 19, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions… This week, he gives advice paying for professional education, giving the gift of stocks, finding the best rates for CDs, and choosing when to buy property.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Understanding uncertainty

Jun 19, 2004
Should you factor in current events when managing your money? How do you gauge the threat of terrorism or the upcoming presidential election? What about rising interests rates? Leah Modigliani, a portfolio strategist at Morgan Stanley, studies uncertainty. She offers some tips for the average investor.
Posted In: Investing

"Buzzword": Housing P-E Ratio

May 29, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance -Housing P-E Ratio. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Mailbag for May 29, 2004

May 29, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on saving for college, investing in TIPS, and managing the finances for an elderly parent.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Factoid: Political donations from Wall Street…we follow the money

May 29, 2004
Factoid: Political donations from Wall Street…we follow the money
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Washington, DC roundup

May 22, 2004
Kai checks in with the Washington, DC Marketplace Bureau Chief, John Dimsdale, on how Congress is dealing with issues that influence your pocketbook: interest rates, the U.S. oil reserve, and mutual funds.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

"Educating Rico": Financial Responsibility

May 22, 2004
Our Associate Producer Rico Gagliano has been spending a lot of time thinking about his retirement... and his economic future in general. But in this month's installment of the Sound Money series "Educating Rico," our protagonist discovers that being financially responsible comes at a cost.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: An investment retirement report on how much is enough

May 22, 2004
Are you saving for retirement? If not, a recent study says you're not alone. Of the thousand workers surveyed, a third haven't saved at all for their golden years and about 45 percent have less than twenty-five thousand dollars. Most financial experts think these people are in huge trouble. But our guest, Ralph Warner, has a different take. He says it is important to save for retirement, but you don't need as much moolah as you think.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

"F" is for financial literacy...

May 16, 2004
Raise your hand if you know the answer. Which of the following tends to have the highest growth over 18 years: A), a U.S. savings bond; B), stocks or C) a savings account? If you answered B for stocks, you're way ahead of most teenagers in this country. In a recent financial literacy survey of the nation's high school seniors, most of the kids chose a different answer. More than half flunked the test. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner reports on finance lessons for students.
Posted In: Investing

"Straight Story": Just say no to hedge funds

May 16, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." What was once off-limits to the average investor is now a possibility: Hedge Funds. Chris Farrell has some free advice: just say no.
Posted In: Investing

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