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With their cash pool up since April, our San Jose club is looking over some new investments and considering whether or not to shed some of the old ones. And yes, sometimes an unusual investment can be sexy.
Chris Farrell answers listener questions about using a custodial account, opening a home equity loan and allocating a retirement account.
It's nice to know there are positive investors on Wall Street. Some signs you've spotted one: they've got a cheery disposition and are willing to put money into a company that doesn't even have a business plan.
Economics editor Chris Farrell reacts to information that many universities are charging different tuitions based on the major of the student.
Most people don't mind flying -- except when they're forced to endure long hours and multiple stop-overs. But there is one type of traveler that not only doesn't mind stop-overs, they ask for them. Tess talks to Wired Magazine writer Dave Demerjian about "mileage runners."
A week after closing at a record high, the Dow posted its biggest one-day decline since February. What's going on? To help make sense of it, Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace Money's economics editor Chris Farrell.
Many experts point to the mortgage mess as the cause of the current stock market dip. But one problem for many people who have a bad mortgage is that they don't know who actually owns it. Tess talks to UCLA finance professor Dr. Stuart Gabriel.
With no end in sight to the subprime mortgage crisis, many Americans can at least count on one thing: their 401K. A new study says our contributions are up over the past few years. But Janet Babin reports that there are still things people don't know about their plan.
Marketplace Money for Friday, August 10, 2007