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Getting your own slice of the Facebook IPO

May 11, 2012
There's a lot of hype over the upcoming Facebook IPO. We have a reality check and advice for those of you waiting impatiently for its launch.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, frenzy, Investing, hype, Wall Street

Are more investors staying on the sidelines?

May 9, 2012
Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger discusses how the investors mindset has fundamentally shifted since the financial crisis and whether investors should be worried about Europe.
Posted In: investors, Investing, market volatility

In vino, profit!

May 4, 2012
In an age of uncertainty on the stock markets, shrewd investors in London are investing their money in fine wines and reaping a handsome return.
Posted In: Investing, wine

How should athletes manage their money?

May 4, 2012
A money manager who works with athletes says the basic rules of sound personal finance still apply, even if you're making millions.
Posted In: Personal Finance, athletes, Saving, Investing

Rep. Brad Sherman's big return on campaign donations

May 3, 2012
Many lawmakers invest campaign contributions, but not all make money. Former accountant and Democrat from California Brad Sherman has made over $650,000 on Treasury securities.
Posted In: brad sherman, Investing, campaign contributions

Stocks vs. bonds

Apr 27, 2012
Safe stocks? Risky bonds? Chris Farrell looks at a new investing paradigm.
Posted In: stocks, bonds, Investing

How to start investing for retirement in your 50s

Apr 27, 2012
In our weekly letters segment, CBS MoneyWatch Editor-at-Large Jill Schlesinger discusses retirement investing strategies for late-starters.
Posted In: Investing, retirement planning, paddy hirsch, jill schlesinger, whiteboard

To buy or to wait

Apr 26, 2012
My wife and I are having a disagreement and I hope you can help settle it. We're looking at houses below $100,000. After having looked at our options, I want to wait a year and build up our savings so we can put enough money down without completely wiping out our savings. My wife is concerned that, due to a recovering housing market, it will be more expensive in the long run if we wait, and that will be worth the short-term risk. Should we wait or go for it now? Andrew, Milwaukee, WI
Posted In: home, Investing, Savings

It's all about you -- really

Apr 25, 2012
I'm putting the max allowed in my retirement accounts, and it's invested fairly conservatively in index funds. I lost a bunch of money in the tech stock crash in the early 2000s, which makes me hesitant to dump more money in the stock market. I own an apartment and don't really want more exposure to real estate, either. I'm starting to build up enough cash that I don't want to just leave it in my savings account. The only debt I have is my mortgage, and while I have decreased the balance on it, the interest rate is so low that it seems like there must be something better I can do with the cash. Any suggestions? Kira, Washington DC
Posted In: Savings, personal finances, Investing

Financial literacy: No time like the present

Apr 20, 2012
Commentator Chris Farrell thinks there's no time like the present to get smart about your finances.
Posted In: financial literacy, Personal Finance, Investing, Saving, planning

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