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Index fund investing

Feb 7, 2004
When is an index fund not an index fund? Our in-house investment expert Erica Whittlinger talks with Stephanie Curtis about the proliferation of specialty index funds and whether or not they’re worth your time and money.
Posted In: Investing

401(k) versus Roth IRA

Jan 31, 2004
Is a 401(k) better than a Roth IRA? Stephanie Curtis talks with Sound Money's in-house investment expert Erica Whittlinger about the best place to put your money.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Mutual fund fees

Jan 31, 2004
The mutual fund scandal continues to grab headlines, and this week fees are the hot topic. Chris Farrell finds out from financial planner and author Frank Armstrong just how high fees are and what to do about them.
Posted In: Investing

Reverse mortgages

Jan 31, 2004
If you're a homeowner, you've been writing mortgage checks out to your bank for years. Wouldn't it be nice if the bank wrote you a check? Stephanie Curtis talks with attorney and author Steve Weisman about the pros and cons of reverse mortgages.
Posted In: Investing

Erica takes listener questions for January 24, 2004

Jan 24, 2004
Sound Money's in-house investment expert Erica Whittlinger answers listener questions on starting an investment portfolio, variable annuities, and 401(k)s.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The stock market

Jan 24, 2004
2003 saw the stock market rally itself out of recession. Does this mean bullish times ahead? Don't count on it, says financial journalist and author Maggie Mahar. Chris Farrell talks with Maggie about market cycles—what are they, why investors need to know about them, and why it may be awhile before we see a bull again.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Investing in real estate

Jan 24, 2004
After the boom—and bust—of the stock market, you might be looking for a more solid investment. And what could be more solid than real estate? You can see it and touch it. Stephanie Curtis talks with real estate expert Allen Cymrot on how to build real estate into your portfolio.
Posted In: Investing

The Imclone scandal

Jan 24, 2004
Martha Stewart's trial began this past week. But what do you really know about the Imclone scandal? Get an insider look at the key players in the Imclone scandal when Stephanie Curtis talks with author Alex Prud'homme, one of the last journalists to talk to Sam Waksal before he went to jail.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

Bonds, bonds, and more bonds

Jan 24, 2004
Counting on bonds to hold your portfolio together? Guest commentator Kevin McKinley talks about the dangers of holding onto too many bonds.
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The dollar weakens

Jan 10, 2004
The dollar is falling! The dollar is falling! Are analysts just crying wolf? Stephanie Curtis talks with currency expert Yianos Kontopolous to find out what's happening to the greenback, and what it means to the U.S. economy, the global economy, and individual investors.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

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