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

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

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

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