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Getting Personal: Power of attorney, hemorrhaging 401(k)s

Marketplace Staff Dec 16, 2011

On tap this weekend: One listener wonders about the power of attorney, what it means and what responsibilities come with the role. Another listener asks for advice about investment choices for his parents, and a third wants to know why his 401(k) has been bleeding money for 15 years.

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