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: 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

Farrell: Nobel winners have both rational and irrational covered

The Nobel Prize in economics took a strange twist this year. Lars Peter Hansen is an uncontroversial choice, respected for...

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Chris Farrell: On financial opportunity costs

I gave a talk recently on personal finance and financial literacy at Century College in White Bear Lake. Students, teachers,...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Farrell: Should reader manage money himself?

Q: Should I manage our portfolio myself? As my wife and I near the age 59 ½ milestone in our planning...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 03:39 PM

Farrell: Common sense personal finance advice fits on an index card

Memo to parents, grandparents, recent college graduates and, well, anyone interested in managing their money well: Personal finance is nothing...

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 04:30 PM

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