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Listener Letters: What should I do with a stock that's worth nothing?

Dec 21, 2012
How do you get rid of a worthless stock? Is life insurance for seniors a good investment option? What ever happened to the paper U.S. Savings Bonds? CBS Money Watch editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger answers listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: stocks, life insurance, Investing

Markets await news from Federal Reserve

Dec 11, 2012
The Federal Reserve committee that sets U.S. monetary policy meets today and tomorrow.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Investing, QE3

The financial reality of investing for women

Dec 7, 2012
We often hear that women are more risk averse than men. Commentator Helaine Olen says yes, male and female investors may approach risk-taking differently, but that's not why women have less money to put away.
Posted In: Investing, men v. women, women

Advice for investors ahead of the fiscal cliff

Dec 7, 2012
A lot of investors are on edge about what's going to happen with the fiscal cliff. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell says take a deep breath and don't make any rash decisions.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Investing

Warren Buffett on what he 'gets' about the economy, investing mistakes, and inflation

Nov 28, 2012
Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history, so what does he know about the economy that few others do? Buffet discusses the biggest investment mistake he's ever made, his economic concerns in the year ahead, and how to get the U.S. growing again.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Investing, Economy

Corporate raiders morph into nice(r) guys

Nov 26, 2012
Carl Icahn used to buy companies and break them up. These days, he’s an activist investor, using large stakes to influence corporate strategy.
Posted In: Carl Icahn, Investing

Investors desperate for yield make risky bets

Nov 22, 2012
Investors are agreeing to all sorts of crazy terms in order to put money to work in the bond and loan markets. They're baking risk into the system, and that could be a problem for all of us.
Posted In: investors, Investing, risk, whiteboard

Are stocks still the best investment option?

Nov 13, 2012
The 2008 stock market crash sent folks walking away from Wall Street. Even today, an air of fear still holds some from re-entering the market. Have investors come around?
Posted In: Investing, investors, stock market

Retiree: Pay for a house outright or carry a mortgage?

Oct 12, 2012
One retiree is seeking to sell her house and move. But she wonders whether it would be wiser to pay for a house with cash or carry a mortgage in retirement.
Posted In: Retirement, Housing, Investing, mortgage

Listener questions on saving, spending, and managing debt

Sep 21, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland and Jill Schlesinger, editor at large for CBS's Moneywatch.com, answers listener questions about retirement, savings, students loans, and money management.
Posted In: student debt, Saving, real estate, Retirement, Investing, debt

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