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Retirement countdown

Jul 17, 2004
Let's talk about retirement. What if it's around the corner, and your countdown has begun? What steps should you take to prepare? What do you do with your home? Or your health insurance? Reporter John Dimsdale says you'd be well advised to think about these issues now, instead of later.
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"The Buzz Word": ERISA

Jul 10, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: ERISA. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
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Mailbag for July 10, 2004

Jul 10, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on saving for retirement at a later age, leasing to own a house, and writing a will.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Factoid: Find out the history of private pension plans

Jun 26, 2004
Factoid: Find out the history of private pension plans
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Pension Shuffle

Jun 26, 2004
The days of working for a company for 20 years are gone. As are a gold watch upon retirement and a secure pension plan. These days, companies are doing all they can to cut costs. And phasing out the traditional defined pension plan is becoming popular. Hillary Wicai reports.
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Meet Your Parents

Jun 19, 2004
When you hear the words "estate planning," you probably think it has something to do with wealth. But, you don't need to be rich to plan your estate: and it's something you should think about long before your time has come. In particular, those of us in the baby boomer generation-whose parents are aging and senior citizens - should listen to this recent trip that our reporter, Lisa Napoli, took.
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"Straight Story": Regulating mutual funds

Jun 19, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Seven former heads of SECs have signed a letter, saying they think mutual fund companies should have independent board chairman. Chris signs on as well.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Mailbag for June 5, 2004

Jun 5, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions… this week, he gives advice on investing in employee retirement accounts, saving the right percentage of personal income, and preparing to work overseas.
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"Educating Rico": Financial Responsibility

May 22, 2004
Our Associate Producer Rico Gagliano has been spending a lot of time thinking about his retirement... and his economic future in general. But in this month's installment of the Sound Money series "Educating Rico," our protagonist discovers that being financially responsible comes at a cost.
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From the Money Matters Desk: An investment retirement report on how much is enough

May 22, 2004
Are you saving for retirement? If not, a recent study says you're not alone. Of the thousand workers surveyed, a third haven't saved at all for their golden years and about 45 percent have less than twenty-five thousand dollars. Most financial experts think these people are in huge trouble. But our guest, Ralph Warner, has a different take. He says it is important to save for retirement, but you don't need as much moolah as you think.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

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