Jun 12, 2009
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Initial public offerings, or IPOs, are risky investments that have all but dried up during the recession. But Fidelity Investments is opening up exclusive access to IPOs from a private equity firm to drum up new business.
People on the ground floor of companies like Google, Microsoft and Nike surely don't regret their risky investments. Producer Stephen Hoffman finds out which companies people on the street wish they would have taken advantage of early on.
Even stable money market mutual funds have been risky as of late. But companies like Vanguard are striving to make sure the buck never breaks again. USA Today columnist John Waggoner explains.
Economics editor Chris Farrell remembers lessons learned from late economic consultant and historian Peter Bernstein, who died June 5 at the age of 90.
We last talked to personal finance bloggers Steve, Lynnae and Jim a year ago. We check back with them on the state of the financial climate and what commenters on their blogs are saying.
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' pressing questions about rent-to-own properties, the credit card reform bill, and saving for health care after retirement.
In author Alain De Botton's new book, "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work," the Briton muses on our modern relationship with work and how our occupations help shape our identities.