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Corporate Earnings Q&A

Jul 22, 2004
This week, soaring corporate profits and dividend payouts dominated Wall Street. Kai translates the news with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Bank One Corporation.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

"Buzzword": Hedge Fund

Jul 17, 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: Hedge Fund. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

Primer on foreign investment

Jul 10, 2004
Diversify, diversify, diversify…is one of Chris' money mantras. One way to do that is to invest overseas. For advice on how to start, Kai checks in with Ray Mills, the manager of the international growth and income fund for T-Rowe Price.
Posted In: Investing

"Straight Story": Doing the math on interest rates

Jul 10, 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. Interest rates went up. Mortgage rates are down. What's the deal? Chris explains.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: A consumer report on insurance

Jul 10, 2004
Own a home? Or a car? You’re probably well acquainted with the world of insurance policies. No one likes to pay for something they'll hope they won't need, but the experts agree that car, home and medical insurance are musts. But what about credit card loss protection or travel insurance? Kai interviews Consumer Reports' deputy editor Lisa Freeman about insurance policies you don’t need.
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for July 10, 2004

Jul 10, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on saving for retirement at a later age, leasing to own a house, and writing a will.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

The Regulators

Jul 10, 2004
Curious about who is looking after your wallet? Kai investigates what regulators have been doing to protect your finances. Right now, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating mutual funds, 401ks, and insurance companies. We get a SEC roundup from Professor Eric Talley, a securities legal expert.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Straight Story": Housing Bubble

Jul 3, 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. Will an exploding housing bubble implode the economy? Chris is on the lookout.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

"Buzzword": Regulation FD

Jul 3, 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: Regulation FD. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

This mortgage wants you

Jul 3, 2004
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan did exactly what we all expected last week. He and his colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee raised short-term rates by a quarter of a percentage point. Most analysts say home loans will be getting more expensive, so what mortgage is right for you? Jeff Tyler has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

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