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The Mailbag for June 3, 2005

Jun 3, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on creating a personalized retirement account, gifting stocks and bonds, and improving a credit score.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Missing in Action... Congress

May 21, 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. This week: corporate pension plans are in peril. But where's Congress?
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Social Security - Ideas for Reform

May 21, 2005
Next week, Representative Robert Wexler (D-Fla) unveils his Social Security reform plan. How does it sync with other proposals like creating personal accounts, revising benefits, or increasing payroll taxes? Alicia Munnell is a Professor of Management Sciences at Boston College. She offers a glimpse of what Social Security might look like in the future.
Posted In: Retirement

Mailbag for May 6, 2005

May 6, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for retirement on a small budget, investing in a rising interest rate environment, and opening up an overseas bank account.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: All Your Worth

Apr 29, 2005
If you only just decided to make a budget, don't worry. It's not too late to get cookin'. Here to help Kai count financial calories is author Amelia Tyagi. Her new book has tips on how to make and stick to a financial diet.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

From the Money Matters Desk: Retiring Retirement

Mar 13, 2005
Howard and Marika Stone are book authors, public speakers, and retirement experts. They're also part of the 60-plus set who have shunned leisure in favor of work. On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look on how to improve your bottom line -- the Stones' offer retirement planning for people who don't want to slow down.
Posted In: Retirement

Reinventing Retirement

Mar 13, 2005
This week, a four-part series with public radio's business program "Marketplace." It's called Reinventing Retirement. Special Correspondent Jo Giese traveled to Wyoming for our story. That state's quickly graying population gives us a glimpse of what's down the road for the rest of the country, as baby boomers start to retire. We'll meet Rick and Sharon Olsen. Retired and in their 60s, they'd rather work a farm in snowy rural Buffalo than lounge on a beach in Florida. And we'll hear from Governor Dave Freudenthal, who's trying to get the state's employers and policymakers to see retirees as a "new natural resource" rather than a burden.
Posted In: Retirement

401K Woes

Mar 12, 2005
This weekend, President Bush is on the road selling his Social Security proposal. The president's plan - have people manage part of their retirement accounts privately. But a new study suggests we don't even understand the basics behind an existing retirement system - the work-sponsored 401 (k). What does this mean for Social Security? Marketplace's Matthew Algeo reports.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Mailbag for February 12, 2005

Feb 12, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on avoiding mutual fund fees, talking to a parent about money, and researching index funds.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Defining Social Security

Jan 30, 2005
To change or not to change? That's the question facing the nation's 70-year-old Social Security system. It got us here at Sound Money wondering: what is Social Security? How does it work? Sound Money's Matthew Algeo reports on Social Security's past and present.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

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