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Mailbag for May 8, 2004

May 8, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on long-term health insurance, dollar cost averaging, and penny stocks.
Posted In: Investing

Too Google to be true?

May 1, 2004
The words "certain legal restrictions" appear in the Google filing. Those words should sound alarm bells, if you want to participate in the Google auction. Marketplace reporter Lisa Napoli's explains that not all auctions are created equal.
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Investing and rising interest rates

May 1, 2004
Alan Greenspan has said it. Wall Street types are preparing for it. And the question is not if, but when. Word on the street is interest rates are about to rise. So what does that mean for your investments? For a little guidance, we asked Bill Gross of Pacific Investment Management Company for some tips on how to invest with rates on the rise.
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IPO 101

May 1, 2004
If you can't get a share of Google, don’t despair. Other IPOs might be coming your way. But should you immediately jump on the bandwagon? For insight into the IPO marketplace, we checked in with Tom Taulli. Taulli runs the website currentofferings.com.
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Desperately seeking Google

May 1, 2004
The Internet search engine Google is going public and everyone wants in. The way IPOs usually work makes it awfully hard for the average investor to do that. But Google is trying to make it easier for the average Joe and Jane to get a piece of the action. Amy Scott reports.
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Mailbag for May 1, 2004

May 1, 2004
Chris Farrell answers more of your burning money questions. This week, he gives advice on budgeting for one income, leasing a car, and dealing with investment fees.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Google factoid

May 1, 2004
Is IPO season once again upon us?
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"Straight Story": Warren Buffett

May 1, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha, has his annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting this weekend. Our own financial wise man, Chris Farrell, has some thoughts.
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Jumping into the housing market

Apr 24, 2004
What comes up must come down…right? Well, Isaac Newton didn't try to buy a house in today's market, where gravity is gone. But Fed Chairman, Alan Greenspan, said this week that interest rates will rise. Is the bubble about to burst? And how do you jump into a market if you're a first time buyer? Marketplace Reporter Steve Henn has our story.
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"Straight Story": Ethical investing

Apr 24, 2004
It's time once again for our economics editor Chris Farrell is to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the "Straight Story." Ethical investing is the "right" way to make money. But Chris has his own views of right versus wrong.
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