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: Beware overtures from hedge funds

Hold on to your wallet. That’s my reaction to the news that the Securities and Exchange Commission has lifted a...

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 03:24 PM

Farrell: Federal loans offer more flexibility for student borrowers

Q: Can you tell me why the ­private student loan is not the way to go, why a federal student...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 04:50 PM

Farrell: Finding a safe spending meter in retirement

Q: I would like to get your opinion regarding the “Modified RMD Withdrawal Strategy’’ that appeared on the Boston College...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 04:46 PM

Student loan dilemma and the pilgrims of 1620

Last week, the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS) held its summer meeting at Macalester College in St....

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Chris Farrell: Economics Prof. Robert Fogel saw what's wrong with our retirement system

Nobel laureate and University of Chicago Prof. Robert W. Fogel died last Tuesday at age 86. Fogel was a remarkable...

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 02:43 PM

Minneapolis man sentenced in drunken-driving death

Ramsey County District Judge Salvador Rosas on Friday ordered a Minneapolis man who drove drunk and killed a college student...

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 09:01 PM

Farrell: Planning needed to cancel a credit card the right way

Q: We just found out that our credit score is not the best. We owe nothing but have five credit...

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Farrell: Japan market rout offers investors a learning moment

The Japanese stock market has entered “correction” territory, down about 11 percent from a five-year high reached on May 22....

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 05:04 PM

Rebalancing is a simple but effective way to manage your money

Q: Is there a preferred way to rebalance a portfolio? My bond funds need an infusion. It seems like it...

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 03:18 PM

73-year-olds search for a good, fee-only financial adviser

Q: My husband and I are having a discussion (or more of a disagreement!) on planning for our future. We...

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 06:50 PM

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