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Marketplace Money Mailbag

Oct 13, 2007
Chris Farrell answers your questions about helping a troubled homeowner cope with an adjusting mortgage, sorting the confusion of 529 plans, and what to do with a real estate inheritance.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Cracking 401k could leave you broke

Oct 13, 2007
Many people are messing up their plans for financial freedom by borrowing from their 401k's. Tess Vigeland talks to Rick Meigs of the 401k Help Center about this growing trend.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Retirees, watch out for the 'free lunch'

Sep 14, 2007
If there's one thing retirees can count on these days, it's offers of a free lunch -- and seniors are falling victim to the scam. To find out more about these free-lunch seminars, Tess talked with Patricia Struck, a securities regulator for the state of Wisconsin.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Retirement

When's best time to stop the daily grind?

Sep 14, 2007
The Census Bureau reported this week that more Americans over the age of 65 are putting off retirement. But some choose to take their Social Security benefits early. John Dimsdale explores what might be the better option.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Sep 14, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell addresses listeners' questions about getting early retirement payments, separating tax payments from what a spouse owes, and staying with a fee-based financial planner.
Posted In: Retirement

It takes a village to nurture a retiree

Sep 7, 2007
Communities of retirees have sprung up as a desirable alternative to giving up homeownership for senior living. Wren Elhai visits with one new village member in Washington, D.C.
Posted In: Retirement

Why don't you write us?

Sep 7, 2007
Every month, we go over listener comments about the show. This month, Tess Vigeland gets responses on an old debt, the expertise of members in our investment club series and an engineering versus a liberal arts education.
Posted In: Education, Retirement

Mailbag for Friday, August 10, 2007

Aug 10, 2007
Chris Farrell answers listener questions about using a custodial account, opening a home equity loan and allocating a retirement account.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Straight Story: Boomers, watch your savings

Jul 13, 2007
Americans over the age of 65 have a collective $15 trillion in the bank. Economics editor Chris Farrell says the retiree motto for financial advice should be "caveat emptor."
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

65 is the new 35

Jul 6, 2007
The traditional model for retirement is changing, and a lot of baby boomers find themselves continuing to work into their later years. Tess Vigeland talks about the "young old" with author Marc Freedman.
Posted In: Retirement

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