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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

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

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

Gateway Stocks: Starting investors young

May 25, 2012
Think junior's ready to dive into Wall Street? Some parents are buying their kids a share or two, to teach them about investing.
Posted In: gateway, stock, certificates, Investing, kids

Judging how well you're doing with retirement savings

May 25, 2012
I am very lost and uncertain of our financial road to retirement. Our company doesn't offer defined payment retirement; it is all up to individual and 401(k). The company does match 3 percent. I am married and we have been working for 14 years now and have combined liquid assets (401(k), outside investment account, savings) of about $400,000, plus home equity of $100,000 on a good day. What shape are we in on our road to retirement? Thanks much. Martin, Chicago, IL
Posted In: retirement savings, Retirement, equity, Investing

The mail bag: Student debt and risk-averse investing

May 25, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch discuss what's been on your minds.
Posted In: letters, listener mail, reich, mccluskey, Investing

Semper Fi-nance: Marines and money

May 25, 2012
Marines need focus to achieve missions. One commander is helping Marines take one worry off their minds: personal finances.
Posted In: marines, financial literacy, Investing, military

Parents use stocks to teach kids about Wall Street

May 23, 2012
Some adults buy stocks for kids, less as an investment and more for a teaching tool.
Posted In: Money Matters, Investing

Tips on picking stocks

May 22, 2012
I'm an individual self-taught investor who has just lost a LARGE sum of money investing in a company whose stock (of course) went immediately downhill after I bought it. Rather than becoming afraid of stocks, I am sure there is a lesson to be learned here. I'm just not sure what it is. What tips could you give for people who lose large amounts of money but want to keep investing? Brian, Miami, FL
Posted In: Investing, stocks, investment advice, stock picking

Investors growing more risk averse

May 18, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland talks with CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch about why investors have been slow to return to the markets after a succession of financial calamities.
Posted In: Investing, socially reponsible investing, farming, cd ladder, Education

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