Chris Farrell

Columnist | Your Money
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 and put "Your Money" in the subject line.

Recent content from Chris Farrell

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

Farrell: Thinking about an encore career? Ask around first

Retirement once seemed so simple. You worked until it was time to say goodbye to your colleagues for the last...

Updated: May 04, 2013, - 05:14 PM

Farrell: Early retirees face obstacles getting health coverage

Q: My wife and I are in our mid-50s, have no debt, have healthy retirement savings, and would like to...

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Farrell: Consider an early start for funding a Roth IRA

Q: After reading a recent article about funding family members’ IRAs, we are considering establishing a Roth IRA for our...

Updated: April 12, 2013, - 02:42 PM

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