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Marketplace Money for Friday, October 11, 2013
Oct 10, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, October 11, 2013

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This Week: The Fed & the 401(k). President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chair. We take a look at that news in the context of one area where the Federal Reserve matters: interest rates and housing. And, more than 70 million Americans have retirement accounts at work. In the last few years, there have been more lawsuits filed by workers against their companies and the plans they administer. What should you know about your 401(k)? A primer on the questions to ask your administrator about fees and performance. Plus, an update on the health care exchanges. Then, Marketplace’s Chris Farrell answers your personal finance questions, including when to buy life-insurance.

Segments From this episode

Rethinking retirement allocations

Oct 3, 2013
Many workers and soon-to-be retirees live by a set of rules they were told would let them live comfortably. But a new report shows one of those major guidelines might need a revision.

Major companies settle lawsuits over 401k plans

Oct 3, 2013
In the last few years, current and former employees have taken their companies to court over workplace retirement accounts.

A tactical approach to personal finance

Oct 9, 2013
When it comes to personal finance, a military-esque dedication to discipline can work well.

What the Fed means for your wallet and other listener questions

Oct 11, 2013
Marketplace Money's personal finance editor Chris Farrell joins the show to answer your questions.

Giving the health care exchanges a check-up

Oct 11, 2013
Two weeks in, what's the status of the state and federal insurance exchanges?

This Week: The Fed & the 401(k). President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chair. We take a look at that news in the context of one area where the Federal Reserve matters: interest rates and housing. And, more than 70 million Americans have retirement accounts at work. In the last few years, there have been more lawsuits filed by workers against their companies and the plans they administer. What should you know about your 401(k)? A primer on the questions to ask your administrator about fees and performance. Plus, an update on the health care exchanges. Then, Marketplace’s Chris Farrell answers your personal finance questions, including when to buy life-insurance.