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Banking on your 401(k)

Mar 28, 2004
About half of all American workers are enrolled in a 401(k) plan, or its non-profit counterpart, the 403(b). Under those plans, employers take some of their workers' wages and put them into a retirement account. It turns out there are some employers who just take the money …Sound Money's Matthew Algeo reports on the problem.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

"The Buzz Word": 529 plans

Mar 20, 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, like 529 plans -- you hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing, Savings

"Straight Story": Say it isn't so...Social Security

Mar 6, 2004
This and every week, we have our Economics Editor Chris Farrell here to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." This week, Social Security. Is Social Security on its last financial breath? Chris has a different take.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Mailbag

Mar 6, 2004
Each week, we pick a few of your burning money questions for our very own Chris Farrell to answer. This week, Chris explains how to invest in real estate (or a REIT fund). He talks to a couple ready to make a friendly wager on whether to invest in a fixer-upper or stay in the stock market.
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Talking money when the kids are grown

Feb 14, 2004
It's important to teach your children to save money. But what if that child is an adult? Is there anything a parent can do? Chris Farrell gets some tips on talking about money for both parents and adult children from love and money expert Ruth Hayden.
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Listener questions for February 7, 2004

Feb 7, 2004
This week, Chris Farrell answers questions on savings options for the self-employed, paying off your mortgage, and dealing with the alternative minimum tax. He also hears from a musician who’s teaching kids to save money one song at a time.
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