Chris Farrell

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Chris Farrell is economics editor for American Public Media's weekly "Marketplace Money" show and author of "The New Frugality." He answers reader questions on most Sundays. Send questions to cfarrell@mpr.org and put "Your Money" in the subject line.

Recent content from Chris Farrell

Farrell: Finding flexible college savings options

Q: My son asked me today, “You and mom have a savings account for our college, right?” I’m disappointed in...

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 04:25 PM

Farrell: What to do with bonds when the Fed eventually raises interest rates

Q: How do you answer the frequent questions these days about bonds? Our clients, like many, are concerned about the...

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: A quarter million per child? Yes ... and that's before college

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing,” wrote Oscar Wilde....

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 04:58 PM

Chris Farrell: Giving teaches all investors about true value

Remember the Crosby, Still & Nash song, “Teach your children well?’’When it comes to managing money, we’re all wondering how...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Farrell: Taking 401(k) money before 59 ½ isn't a good idea

Q: Here’s the spot we are in. My wife had 28 ½ years in with a company and she was let...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: 80 years old and still investing for the long term

Q: My wife and I, both 80, are comfortably retired with no debts. We do everything we aspire to including...

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: 50% solution for financing college can be tweaked

Q: We have a 13-year-old and an 11-year-old, and have been saving for their college since they were born. Our...

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Your time horizon is critical in a strategy to hedge inflation

Q: What is your view on the never-before-experienced impact of so many global central banks pouring new money into the...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 04:57 PM

Farrell: Complex tax strategies call for due diligence

Q: My wife and I are retired boomers with decent defined-benefit pensions. We don’t really need the money in our...

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Planning a financial reset in three stages

Q: I don’t have wealth and have a lot of debt from a business that has been draining my personal...

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 04:52 PM

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