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The Mailbag for August 26, 2005

Aug 27, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on prioritizing debt, investing in a self-employed retirement account, and using the adoption tax credit.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Automatic Retirement

Aug 27, 2005
The Labor Department is considering a proposal that would encourage companies to automatically enroll employees in 401K accounts. Personal Finance expert Liz Pulliam-Weston explains what this rule change might mean for your retirement planning.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Annuities from A to Z

Aug 13, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we ask financial expert Lance Alston to explain the unpleasant truth about annuities.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Are You Saving Too Much?

Aug 5, 2005
On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- we ask: Are we putting too much away for retirement? Certified financial planner Ty Bernicke revises the retirement equation.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

To Cash Out or Not to Cash Out... A 401K Mystery

Jul 16, 2005
A recent survey reported almost 40 percent of people raided their company retirement account when they left their job. Cashing out a 401k account might be a financial sin. But Marketplace Money’s Scott Jagow found himself tempted to take a bite from forbidden fruit.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Money Magazine's – Best Places to Live

Jul 16, 2005
<i>Money</i> magazine’s Ellen McGirt gives us a sneak preview of the magazine's annual list of top places to call home sweet home in America.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Mailbag for July 1, 2005

Jul 1, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on calculating the benefits of a doctorate degree, investing in a passive index fund, and determining the health of a pension.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Straight Story with Chris Farrell: Happy Birthday Baby Boomers

Jun 25, 2005
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." Next week, the first wave of baby boomers will reach the magic age of 59 1/2. Chris sends a retirement birthday present.
Posted In: Retirement

The Mailbag for June 17, 2005

Jun 18, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a self-employed retirement account, buying long-term disability insurance, and finding a financial planner.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The Worst-Case Scenario -- How to Plan for It Financially

Jun 10, 2005
When faced with a chronic or terminal illness, finances are the last thing you want to think about. But, as reporter Cathy Duchamp finds out, managing money is part of managing an illness.
Posted In: Retirement

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