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

The best default for your retirement

Jun 22, 2007
The Pension Protection Act passed by Congress last year allows companies to automatically enroll their employees into a 401k. But regulators still have to decide what plans work best. Tess Vigeland talks to Charles Ruffle of
Posted In: Retirement

Mailbag for Friday, June 15, 2007

Jun 15, 2007
This week, we get advice from Chris Farrell on saving for graduate school, starting a retirement account and rolling over a 403b.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Another Case for Index Funds

Apr 3, 2007
On Sunday, I cleaned my office and I came upon an interview with Robert Wilson by Brett Fromson of the (It's several years old.) Robert...
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Take Social Security at 62?

Mar 30, 2007
I'm a Henry "Bud" Hebeler fan. A former top executive at Boeing, he offers up financially conservative thoughts on planning for and living in...
Posted In: Retirement