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"Educating Rico": Bonds

Aug 7, 2004
A balanced portfolio includes stocks and bonds, right? But what exactly is a bond and how does it relate to market forces? In this month's installment of 'Educating Rico', our financially challenged protagonist discovers it all comes down to math.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Buzzword": VAT

Aug 7, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "VAT." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Savings

Opening Up a Small Business

Aug 7, 2004
Sick of the daily grind? Nearing retirement but not ready to stop working? If this describes you, then maybe you've thought about becoming your own boss. Kai speaks to Gene Fairbrother of the National Association for the Self-Employed. Find out how to plan and budget for a small business.
Posted In: Jobs, Savings

Privacy

Aug 7, 2004
If I asked you for your Social Security number right now, would you give it to me? How about if you went into a store and the clerk wanted to know your zip code before ringing up your purchase? In the age of the Internet and technology, it seems we're constantly giving up little bits of information about ourselves, but at what cost? Reporter Lisa Napoli has more.
Posted In: Savings

"Straight Story": Health Savings Accounts

Aug 1, 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. Can Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) help solve our health insurance crisis? Chris shares his prescription.
Posted In: Savings

Buzzword: The Humphrey-Hawkins Address

Jul 24, 2004
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Sound Money will bring you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: "The Humphrey-Hawkins Address." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

Mailbag for July 24, 2004

Jul 24, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on balancing a portfolio, saving for an emergency, and deciding on a reverse mortgage.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Mailbag for July 24, 2004

Jul 24, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on balancing a portfolio, saving for an emergency, and deciding on a reverse mortgage.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

From the Money Matters Desk: A savings report on 529 plans

Jul 17, 2004
Sending your kid to college is a dream for all parents. But footing the tuition bill can be a financial nightmare. Some parents have turned to 529 college savings plans, sponsored by states, to help invest money for college. Sandra Block, personal finance columnist for <I>USA Today</I>, fills us in about the good, bad, and ugly sides of 529s.
Posted In: Savings

Mailbag for July 17, 2004

Jul 17, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on planning a budget, selling stock, and consolidating 401k accounts.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

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