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We Talked to Chuck...

Mar 17, 2006
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal talks with Charles Schwab about his start in the brokerage industry, how the business has changed, and teaching kids the basics of investing.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

"Educating Rico": Making Cents of Annuities

Feb 25, 2006
Associate Producer Rico Gagliano is back with another installment in our series, "Educating Rico." This time, our hero investigates annuities. Do you want 'em? And why do companies push 'em?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Mailbag for February 10, 2006

Feb 11, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, advice on creating a credit history, building a retirement strategy and investing in a low-fee mutual fund.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Before You're Six Feet Under

Feb 4, 2006
More than half of all Americans don't have a basic will. But dying without an estate plan could create a financial and emotional hassle for your loved ones. Joining Kai to discuss estate planning is Elizabeth Arnold, the author of the new book, <em>Creating the Good Will.</em>
Posted In: Retirement

The Chronicles of Enron

Feb 4, 2006
We all know the saying "don't put all your eggs in one basket." But workers are still way too invested in their own company's stock. MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston explains the danger of ignoring the lesson of Enron.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Mailbag for January 20, 2006

Jan 21, 2006
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on calculating retirement savings, using a reverse mortgage, and deducting educational travel.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

The Mailbag for January 13, 2006

Jan 13, 2006
This week, our economics editor Chris Farrell answers all of your burning questions about China. Should you invest in the Shanghai real estate market? What legal protections do American investors have? And is China the place to spend your golden years?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

A Procrastinator's Guide to the Retirement Universe

Jan 6, 2006
It is not too late to start saving for retirement, even if you've just hit the big 5-0. Dodi Theune offers tips on where to park your money.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

New Player On The Block: The Roth 401K Hybrid

Jan 6, 2006
Forget the 401k. Forget the Roth. Now you can take advantage of the ROTH 401K hybrid. Personal finance expert Liz Pulliam Weston tells us everything we need to know about the new retirement fund.
Posted In: Retirement

Medicare Maze

Jan 6, 2006
This week, the Medicare drug benefit became law. Some folks report dizzy spells from navigating the prescription maze. Marketplace's Amy Scott maps out where to get help.
Posted In: Retirement

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