Debt extinguished. Now what?

Jul 11, 2011
Question: For the last couple of years, I have been slowly but surely paying off the "bank of dad" in $500 installments for a loan for my first...
Posted In: Savings

We've saved. Now what?

Jun 30, 2011
Question: I am married and currently work full time as a school administrator. My husband just started working as an RN. We have a 3 year old...
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Saving too much for retirement

Jun 27, 2011
Question: I am someone who has drunk the Kool-Aid on saving as much for retirement as possible and maxing out contributions each year if you can...
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What's with high-yield checking accounts

Jun 24, 2011
Question: Hi Chris, maybe this is a basic question, but I am confused. I have a high-yield checking account with my bank (3.5% apy) that also pays...
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Scrounging for savings

Jun 15, 2011
Times are tough and we're all trying to save more. The financial services company USAA in the latest issue of its magazine has come up with a...
Posted In: budget, Savings

Graduates, save for more than retirement

Jun 10, 2011
Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell talks about why the new graduating class should save for their entire life, not just the last third.
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A frugal strategy

Jun 1, 2011
Question: My husband and I are in our 30s and we have a young son. My husband worked as a high school science teacher and I'm a museum curator. We...
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Treat your 401(k) like a nest egg, not a piggy bank

May 25, 2011
A new bill in Congress will reduce the number of loans you can take from your 401(k), making it easier to stay in the savings game.
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Options for the "timid investor"

May 23, 2011
Question: I have always been a very conservative investor (nothing more adventurous than shopping for CD rates). I'm retired and have sufficient...
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Getting Personal: Mortgage mystery and a 529 for baby

May 20, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace Economics Editor Chris Farrell answer listener questions about saving money while in grad school and choosing a 529 plan for your newborn.
Posted In: Housing, Savings