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The Mailbag for April 22, 2005

Apr 22, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selecting a piggy back loan, investing in the stock market for the first time, making a joint decision to sell a second home, and paying for a professional degree.
Posted In: Investing, Savings
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Mailbag for April 9, 2005

Apr 9, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on buying mortgage protection insurance, opening up a joint savings account, choosing a reverse mortgage, and using the earned income tax credit.
Posted In: Savings, Taxes
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Mailbag for March 19, 2005

Mar 19, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on matching a 401k, picking a class "A" stock, and setting up a small business.
Posted In: Investing, Savings
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Mailbag for February 5, 2005

Feb 5, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on selling collectable coins, getting rid of a bad investment, and handling finances for an aging parent.
Posted In: Investing, Savings
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Defining Social Security

Jan 30, 2005
To change or not to change? That's the question facing the nation's 70-year-old Social Security system. It got us here at Sound Money wondering: what is Social Security? How does it work? Sound Money's Matthew Algeo reports on Social Security's past and present.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings
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Remaking Home Ec

Jan 29, 2005
During his second inaugural address, President Bush renewed his call for a so-called ownership society. What does that mean for you? Shouldering more responsibility-in terms of your investments, retirement accounts, and health insurance. Reporter Bill Poorman examines how one class -- home economics -- might help.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement, Savings
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Mailbag for January 29, 2005

Jan 29, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using your flex spending account, choosing between renting and buying, and selecting the right savings vehicle.
Posted In: Savings
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Savings as Economic Engine

Jan 23, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, Chris does the math to debunk the myth of "savings as economic engine."
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Mailbag for January 8, 2005

Jan 9, 2005
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on saving for a mortgage, choosing between retirement and emergency savings, and handling money in a marriage.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Chris' Financial Resolutions

Jan 1, 2005
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. Chris shares his financial resolutions.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

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