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Mailbag for January 22, 2005

Jan 22, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a self-employed retirement account, consolidating 403b accounts, and preparing for bad news in the market.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

PBGC Reform

Jan 15, 2005
The Pension Benefits Guarantee Corporation is the government agency that funds private pensions when companies go belly up. But, if the PBGC goes bankrupt, that could mean American workers would get just pennies on the dollar from their pensions. To prevent that, the PBGC is looking at possible reforms... Kai talks to pensions wonk Douglas Elliot about how the changes could affect workers.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Mailbag for January 8, 2005

Jan 9, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for a mortgage, choosing between retirement and emergency savings, and handling money in a marriage.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Mailbag for December 18, 2004

Dec 18, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on stuffing the holiday stocking with mutual funds, helping aging parents with retirement, and hedging against a falling dollar.
Posted In: Charity, Economy, Retirement

Life Planning

Dec 12, 2004
Most of us have heard of financial planners. They help you manage your money. But is that enough? Life planners offer to merge your financial hopes with your life goals. Which planner might better serve you? Kai finds out from George Kinder, the author of the book "The Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life."
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Granny Flats

Dec 4, 2004
Baby boomers are now inviting their aging parents to live with them. Or rather ... next door. Granny flats are getting more popular. But Work and Family Correspondent Sarah Gardner reports ... on an unexpected wrinkle.
Posted In: Retirement

Mailbag for December 4, 2004

Dec 4, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on tracking down an old 401k, investing in the real estate market, and setting aside money for traveling.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Paying for Social Security

Dec 4, 2004
Privatization, privatization, privatization...President Bush wants to reform Social Security by partially privatizing the system. Do it yourself retirement…sounds promising? But what are the costs? Marketplace's John Dimsdale does the math.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Mailbag for October 16, 2004

Oct 16, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on rolling over a 401k, investing in gold, setting up a spousal IRA, and finding the monetary value of an old stock certificate.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Mailbag for October 9, 2004

Oct 9, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on paying credit card debt, saving for retirement, and opening up a retirement account for a family member.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

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