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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

Mailbag for May 15, 2004

May 16, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on selecting good retirement books, talking to your children about finance, and improving your asset allocation.
Posted In: Investing

Understanding the market

May 15, 2004
Mercurial might be one way to describe the markets this week. Confusing might be another. Kai takes the market's pulse with Diane Swonk, the Chief Economist at Bank One Corporation.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

"Straight Story": Investing in vice

May 9, 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." Vice investing is hot, hot, hot. Chris Farrell is ready to extinguish the flame.
Posted In: Investing

Viva timeshares

May 8, 2004
Already dreaming about your summer vactation? More people than ever are looking in to a very specific form of vacation: timeshares. Sales of timeshares are up more than a third from 2002, but does that mean it's a good investment? Reporter Lisa Napoli finds out...
Posted In: Investing

Mailbag for May 8, 2004

May 8, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on long-term health insurance, dollar cost averaging, and penny stocks.
Posted In: Investing

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