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: A primer on bonds, interest rates and bond ladders

Q: What are the benefits of owning a bond fund or individual bonds? How does one determine if Treasury, municipal,...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 04:53 PM

Farrell: Investment fears prompt question on index funds

Q: Since I am so fearful of investments of any kind, I thought I would ask you a question about...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:26 PM

Chris Farrell: Rewiring the risk and reward equation for better sleeping

Q: Investment advisers often tell you to only invest in stocks an amount that allows you to sleep comfortably at...

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 04:57 PM

Farrell: The Medicare coverage puzzle means homework

Q: Could you explore how we can best use our limited fixed income when it comes to purchasing health care...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Parsing the annuity market can be a complex exercise

Q: Several years ago, my financial adviser got my wife and me to convert several of our IRAs, and Roth...

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Portfolio question offers a lesson on cash and patience

Q: You emphasize the importance of time horizon in evaluating a portfolio. And that has implications for how much of...

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Worried about heady markets? Time to rebalance

Despite momentary downdrafts, the major stock market indexes keep reaching new highs. The good news is that there are few...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: New generations will redefine retirement

The power of stories is vastly underestimated when it comes to economics, managing money and other aspects of everyday life....

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Debt collectors: Time to tame the Wild West?

Would you like to weigh in on the debt collection industry’s practices?The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking comments on...

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: In investment matters, a higher standard is better

Who can you trust when it comes to managing your money, especially your retirement savings?Sad to say, trust is in...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 04:59 PM

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