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

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

Farrell: Social Security will be there for you

Q: I read your response to an aggressive saver who wanted to retire at age 52. I am even younger,...

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 04:27 PM

Farrell: Finding the right financial adviser can be a challenge

Q: My wife and I are in our early 40s, have two young kids and make about $130,000 from a...

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 03:26 PM

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