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A 'new normal' in New Orleans

Aug 27, 2010
Tess Vigeland catches up with writer and New Orleans resident Ian McNulty on how he and the city have been doing since they last spoke in 2008.
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Home buyers save more with low interest rates

Aug 26, 2010
Home buyers grabbed at the $8,000 federal tax credit that ended up in April, but ignored the much larger savings that low interest rates could've given them. What gives?
Posted In: Housing, Savings

Are savings accounts worth it anymore?

Aug 26, 2010
Money sitting in savings accounts used to grow, but with low interest rates and increasing bank fees, savings accounts are starting to be a less appealing place to park your money.
Posted In: Banks, Savings

Tax-deferred or taxable savings

Aug 18, 2010
Question: I'm in my early 20s, a recent college graduate making $55,000 a year with no debt. A house and kids are probably 7-10 years away at...
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Forget 65, Americans should retire earlier

Aug 13, 2010
Marketplace's Economics Editor Chris Farrell argues that retirement age can be lowered -- without ruining the Social Security system.
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How to save if you're retiring at 70

Aug 13, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Dr. Christian Weller, a Social Security expert, on how raising the retirement age would affect how people plan and save for retirement.
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Some retirees living from Social Security check to Social Security check

Aug 13, 2010
Nearly 15 percent of retirees depend on a Social Security check as their sole source of income. Reporter Peter O'Dowd talks to seniors in Arizona about getting by with just Social Security.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement, Savings

Online savings accounts

Aug 3, 2010
Question: I'm 31 and have a good chunk of cash in an online savings account, saving it for a home down payment. I see at bankrate.com that there...
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More on savings, part 2

Jul 29, 2010
Question: Hello Chris: I just finished your new book and I'm delighted with your simple approach. Money management advice that I can understand! I...
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What to do with savings, part 1

Jul 29, 2010
Question: If one has an extra $200 per month to invest or save, would it be best to invest it in a 401(k), pay it towards the principal on a...
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