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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.
Posted In: Retirement

"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.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

"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.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

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

"The Buzz Word": Public Employee Retirement System

Apr 20, 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 - Public Employee Retirement System. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Much ado about Medicare

Mar 28, 2004
The Medicare pot is shrinking, and experts predict the money will run out by 2019. How can the government ensure the program’s health? We checked in with Princeton Professor Uwe Reinhardt who has an answer for the government.
Posted In: Retirement

Banking on your 401(k)

Mar 28, 2004
About half of all American workers are enrolled in a 401(k) plan, or its non-profit counterpart, the 403(b). Under those plans, employers take some of their workers' wages and put them into a retirement account. It turns out there are some employers who just take the money …Sound Money's Matthew Algeo reports on the problem.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Mailbag for March 27, 2004

Mar 27, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, Chris explains: the difference between an EE and I bond, why paying a credit card balance with retirement savings is a no-no, and how you can put the word "me" in retireMEnt.
Posted In: Retirement

Mailbag for March 20, 2004

Mar 20, 2004
Each week, we choose the most burning of your money questions for our very own Chris Farrell to answer. This week, Chris explains when it's OK to give your children money, who is Warren Buffet, and how you can learn about the stock market without risking a dime.
Posted In: Charity, Retirement

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