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: 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

Chris Farrell: Boomers and millennials share goals and bonds

I was a guest lecturer recently at an advanced undergraduate finance class at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The students...

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Finding an executor takes legwork, trust and money

Q: How do we find an honest and reliable institution to administer our estate after our passing? We do not...

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 05:03 PM

Farrell: Rent or own? Which is best in a senior cooperative?

Q: I am very interested in senior cooperative housing and have my name on a waiting list. I am 65...

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Tapping 401(k) is unwise because of tax bite

Q: I recently took a new job with another company and now have a 401(k) at the old employer worth...

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Chris Farrell: Hunting for a CFP requires research and diligence

Q: My husband and I are 67 and both still working, but need assistance to start thinking about a retirement...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Financial literacy equals optimism

On Wednesday I participated in Minnesota Jump$tart’s annual event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Minnesota Jump$tart is part...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 04:20 PM

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