Straight Story: Retirement net

Jun 16, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, report after report points to gloomy financial prospects for retirees. But Chris sees blue skies, for those willing to work a bit longer.
Posted In: Retirement

Mailbag for Friday, June 2, 2006

Jun 2, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on: investing in a Roth, paying inheritance tax on an overseas account, and choosing to retire early.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The mandatory 401K

May 26, 2006
Coming soon to your benefit package, an automatic enrollment in a worker retirement account. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Savings

Forced retirement

May 19, 2006
A new survey says more workers are facing early retirement. It's not how folks planned to start their golden years. Can workers recover the loss of earned income? Kai speaks with Joanna Rotenberg, a McKinsey consultant.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Mailbag for Friday, May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week: How to get rid of a time-share and the wisdom (or lack thereof) of paying for college with retirement money.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Hidden fees in 401Ks

Apr 28, 2006
It is a truth universally acknowledged that not all 401Ks are equal. Some charge high fees. Others have hidden fees. Kai Ryssdal talks with Kathy Kristof, who covers personal finance for the Los Angeles Times.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Pension plans

Apr 21, 2006
Big companies say they can't deliver on their pension promises. So what's Congress to do? Marketplace's John Dimsdale tells Kai about legislation in the works.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs, Retirement, Savings

Saving a Cracked Nest Egg

Apr 7, 2006
Congress may soon come to the rescue of employees who lose their nest eggs when their company goes belly up. But there's a catch. Bente Birkeland reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

The Mailbag for March 31, 2006

Apr 1, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on retiring overseas, deducting capital gains and using a retirement account to buy property.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Retirement, Taxes

Appraising Long-Term Insurance

Apr 1, 2006
Most Americans don't have long-term health insurance. So how do you ensure the best care for people that need long term care? Consumer Reports' Mandy Walker offers this guide.
Posted In: Retirement