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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.
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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 PlanSponsor.com.
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 Street.com. (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...
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Save for Retirement or Pay Down Mortgage Fast

Mar 30, 2007
It's a question we get all the time on Marketplace Money: Should I save for my retirement or accelerate payments on my mortgage? The way the...
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Are We Saving Enough for Retirement?

Mar 27, 2007
Thanks to aging boomers, the word retirement seems synonymous with disaster. Almost every week some survey or another crosses my desk (usually paid...
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Watch Out for High Fees

Mar 21, 2007
At the American Economics Association's annual meeting in January of this year, one of the sessions I attended was Hedge Funds: Performance and...
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

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