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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

Best of "Educating Rico": Index Funds

Jan 1, 2005
'Sound Money' Associate Producer Rico Gagliano has spent the last year or so getting educated about finance. This being the end of the year, it seems fitting to take a look back at how our protagonist has progressed. Here's the second installment of the series... It's all about index funds.
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Mailbag for January 1, 2005: Frequently Asked Questions – Part Two

Jan 1, 2005
This week, we air our final special mailbag full of the "Most Frequently Asked" questions from listeners. Listen to Chris' advice on 401k rollovers, managing money in a relationship, and diversifying your stock portfolio.
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Mailbag for December 25, 2004: Frequently Asked Questions Part One

Dec 25, 2004
Did you miss Chris’ advice on the best way to select a financial planner? Are you confused about all the different types of life insurance policies? And wonder where should you put the money that you’re saving for a house? This week, we air a special mailbag full of the “Most Frequently Asked” questions from listeners.
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"Educating Rico": Budgeting Dos and Don'ts

Dec 18, 2004
In this installment of our series 'Educating Rico', Our own Rico Gagliano makes some New Year’s Resolutions: be more efficient at work and learn the dos and don’ts of budgeting.
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Mailbag for December 11, 2004

Dec 12, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on staying away from pyramid schemes, investing money from the sale of a house, maxing out contributions on a 401k, and picking a self-employed retirement account.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Life Planning

Dec 12, 2004
Most of us have heard of financial planners. They help you manage your money. But is that enough? Life planners offer to merge your financial hopes with your life goals. Which planner might better serve you? Kai finds out from George Kinder, the author of the book "The Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life."
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The "Straight Story" with Chris Farrell: Saving for College

Dec 11, 2004
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 blows the whistle on the ever-expanding business devoted to saving for college.
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Mailbag for December 4, 2004

Dec 4, 2004
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on tracking down an old 401k, investing in the real estate market, and setting aside money for traveling.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings

Budgeting for the Holidays

Nov 28, 2004
The glutton-fest of Thanksgiving is behind us...so you know what that means: the holiday spending season is in full swing. We know it's a stressful time and an expensive time. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli scouts out ways to budget your time and money.
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