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Are stocks still the best investment option?

Nov 13, 2012
The 2008 stock market crash sent folks walking away from Wall Street. Even today, an air of fear still holds some from re-entering the market. Have investors come around?
Posted In: Investing, investors, stock market
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Retiree: Pay for a house outright or carry a mortgage?

Oct 12, 2012
One retiree is seeking to sell her house and move. But she wonders whether it would be wiser to pay for a house with cash or carry a mortgage in retirement.
Posted In: Retirement, Housing, Investing, mortgage
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Listener questions on saving, spending, and managing debt

Sep 21, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland and Jill Schlesinger, editor at large for CBS's Moneywatch.com, answers listener questions about retirement, savings, students loans, and money management.
Posted In: student debt, Saving, real estate, Retirement, Investing, debt
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Explaining what blind trust is with sausages

Aug 17, 2012
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he put his investments in a blind trust to avoid any conflict of interest. So what exactly is a blind trust? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains with a sausage factory analogy.
Posted In: Investing, blind trust, Mitt Romney
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What's a floating-rate note and how does it work?

Aug 6, 2012
The Treasury Department is planning to roll out a floating-rate note program in about a year. But what is a floating-rate note and why do we need one? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains with a boat analogy.
Posted In: Treasuries, interest rates, floating-rate, Investing
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Movie artifacts rake in big bucks at auctions

Jul 27, 2012
Hollywood costumes and props used to be sold on eBay. The sale of a big private collection shows that specialty auctions are now the way to go.
Posted In: Collectibles, movie memorabilia, Investing
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Chasing the 8 percent return

Jul 6, 2012
Eight percent is considered the "magic" return rate, but in today's economy, trying to hit that number may be dangerous.
Posted In: pension funds, Investing, 8 percent, economic crash
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Global turmoil and retirement planning

Jun 13, 2012
What should investors -- especially those in their 50s and 60s -- do with their already diminished retirement savings?
Posted In: retirement savings, Investing, Savings, inflation, Economy
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Investors beware: IPOs are a big boy's game

Jun 1, 2012
In the wake of Facebook's IPO, senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains why individual investors are at a sharp disadvantage.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, stock, Investing, bob moon
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Kids and investing: A good idea

May 29, 2012
My 11-year-old son won some money in a math contest at school. He doesn't have anything that he is interested in spending his money on immediately, and I suggested that instead of spending it just for the sake of spending it, he might consider buying stocks and building a little portfolio. He seemed interested in this idea, but I wasn't sure where he should start. He has around $150. Can you help us decide where to start? Thanks! Michelle, South Jordan, UT
Posted In: Kids and money, kids and investing, Investing, family finances

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