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.

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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

Farrell: Calculating costs and benefits of Roth IRA strategies

Q: Are there any tools or resources available to help me weigh the costs and benefits of rolling over my...

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 04:19 PM

Chris Farrell: Credit card company drops prompt payer

Q: I just received a note from my credit card company saying they won’t renew my cards when they expire.I...

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 10:48 PM

Farrell: Is credit or debit card for teen a good idea?

Q: What is best way to provide money to teenager, i.e. debit card or even credit card or other?ToddA: Congratulations...

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 04:57 PM

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