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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

From the Money Matters Desk: A living report on writing a will

Aug 7, 2004
If you're like 58 percent of Americans, you don't have even a basic will. Writing a will is no picnic, but dying without one can cost thousands of dollars and hours of headaches for your loved ones. Which is why Eric Matlin wrote "The Procrastinator's guide to Wills and Estate Planning." Check out Kai's interview with Eric, as they put all your fears about wills to rest.
Posted In: Charity

Mailbag for August 7, 2004

Aug 7, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week: advice on using fixed income assets, investing in I-bonds, and choosing between real estate and the stock market.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

"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": NYMEX

Aug 1, 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: "NYMEX." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?
Posted In: Investing

"Factoid": IPO pop

Jul 31, 2004
Snap, crackle... IPO pop: the rundown of average first day returns.
Posted In: Investing

Previewing the other IPOs

Jul 31, 2004
Got an extra $135? That's the planned opening list price if you're searching for one share of Google stock. But is the buzz surrounding Google overshadowing other IPOs? Kai interviews Laura Killian of Renaissance Capital, an IPO watch group, about the other offerings coming to a market near you.
Posted In: Investing

From the Money Matters Desk: An investing report on the wisdom of the crowds

Jul 24, 2004
Who can you trust when it comes to managing money? One possible answer... Everybody. Author James Surowiecki has a new book that suggests the masses collectively have a pretty good head on their shoulders.
Posted In: Investing

Shareholder's Rights

Jul 24, 2004
What do you do if you're a shareholder and you think management is moving in the wrong direction? How can the little guy hold the big wigs accountable? Jeff Tyler reports on democracy in corporate America.
Posted In: Investing

Corporate Earnings Q&A

Jul 24, 2004
This week, soaring corporate profits and dividend payouts dominated Wall Street. Kai translates the news with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Bank One Corporation.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs

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