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Banking for the urban poor

Jul 27, 2007
Urban neighborhoods have traditionally been under-served by the banking giants, leaving many working poor without a bank account. But one nonprofit is hoping to change that. Francesca Segre reports.
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On the money trail of Boston Gal

Jul 20, 2007
We know how much is in her savings account and what she's got in her penny jar at home, but we don't know her name. Who is Boston Gal? Tess Vigeland delves into the mystery.
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Straight Story: Unemployment and inflation

Jul 20, 2007
The vast majority of economists say a 4.5 unemployment rate is great. Chris Farrell says it's much too high.
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Mailbag for Friday, July 20, 2007

Jul 20, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell debunks the myth around engagement ring math. Should it really be two months' salary?
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Straight Story: Boomers, watch your savings

Jul 13, 2007
Americans over the age of 65 have a collective $15 trillion in the bank. Economics editor Chris Farrell says the retiree motto for financial advice should be "caveat emptor."
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Budget to Buenos Aires and beyond

Jul 13, 2007
Want to travel, but need to save money? Stephen Hoffman flew to Buenos Aires with his wife, ate, shopped and explored the local terrain on a shoestring. And then told us how to also do that elsewhere.
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Mailbag for Friday, July 13, 2007

Jul 13, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell offers his advice on dealing with a debt collection agency, serving as a shareholder and choosing a health savings account.
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When unclaimed becomes unclaimable

Jul 13, 2007
If you have unclaimed stock or property waiting for you somewhere, watch out -- some states can seize or sell it off without you even knowing it. Steve Henn brings us this story of an investor who found out the hard way.
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Mailbag for Friday, July 6, 2007

Jul 6, 2007
Are you ready for the speed round? In this fast-action mailbag, economics editor Chris Farrell takes on five listener e-mails in five minutes.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Mailbag for Friday, June 15, 2007

Jun 15, 2007
This week, we get advice from Chris Farrell on saving for graduate school, starting a retirement account and rolling over a 403b.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

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