Streams

Chris Arnold

Chris Arnold appears in the following:

Confused Over How To Save For College? Here Are Answers

Friday, November 06, 2015

For the vast majority of people, says one expert, it's good to save in a 529 plan. And no, saving money in one of those plans doesn't mean you'll pay a lot more for college tuition.

Comment

When High Fees Stink Up Your 401(k), What Can You Do?

Friday, October 30, 2015

Many Americans with 401(k) plans don't know if they're paying any fees. Pay too much, and it could take a chunk out of your nest egg. If your plan's too costly, complain to your employer, experts say.

Comment

Why Is It So Hard To Save? U.K. Shows It Doesn't Have To Be

Friday, October 23, 2015

Millions of workers in the U.K. who thought they couldn't afford it are saving thanks to a law that automatically enrolls them in a retirement plan. It tricks their brains into doing the right thing.

Comment

The George Washington Of Investing Wants You For The Revolution

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Investor Jack Bogle is leading a populist revolution on Wall Street. He wants everyday Americans to make a lot more money in the stock market and give less of their returns away to financial firms.

Comment

Is Wall Street Eating Your 401(k) Nest Egg?

Monday, October 19, 2015

High fees are eroding the retirement savings of millions of Americans, but employers who shop around can find better options for their 401(k) plans. A small Minnesota firm offers a dramatic example.

Comment

Three Investment Gurus Share Their Model Portfolios

Saturday, October 17, 2015

How do some of the most respected investors on the planet think Americans should be investing their money? NPR talked to three about what a retirement portfolio should look like.

  • David Swensen has made an average return of 13.9 percent a year over the last 20 years for Yale, ...

Comment

Feds May Order Financial Firms To Allow Class Action Lawsuits

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

New federal rules could be in the works to make it easier once again for Americans to seek relief through class action lawsuits. That's the latest word out just this morning from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The CFPB is considering a ban on so-called forced arbitration clauses, which require ...

Comment

New Federal Rules Aim To Protect Homeowners By Changing Mortgage Application

Friday, October 02, 2015

New federally mandated rules for mortgages go into effect at the end of this week. The goal: to keep people from getting pressured into signing bad loans or getting bait-and-switched when they go to close on their home loan.

Comment

Will 'Disappointing' Jobs Report Affect Fed's Course On Interest Rates?

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Labor Department says employers added 142,000 jobs last month, and hiring in July and August was revised lower. The jobless rate remained 5.1 percent as more Americans stopped looking for work.

Comment

Volkswagen CEO Resigns Amid Emissions Cheating Scandal

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn abruptly resigned Wednesday, a few days after the company admitted it had rigged its diesel engine cars to pass emissions tests. The company faces mul...

Comment

Federal Reserve Faces Fork In The Road Over Interest Rates

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This week, the Fed may raise a key interest rate for the first time since 2006. By keeping interest rates near zero for so long, the Fed may have prevented the ultimate financial catastrophe.

Comment

Will The Fed Raise Rates, Or Keep The (Little) Economic Party Going?

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Comment

Mixed Jobs Report Adds Uncertainty To Fed Interest Rate Debate

Friday, September 04, 2015

The August jobs report boosted uncertainty about the Federal Reserve plan to raise interest rates. Employers added 173,000 jobs โ€” fewer than expected โ€” but the unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent.

Comment

Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.

Comment

Investors' Biggest Enemy Could Be Their Natural Instincts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Panicked selling after stocks have already crashed in value is a lousy investment strategy. But our human brains send us all kinds of bad impulses when it comes to investing.

Comment

Economists Divided Over Interest Rate Hike Amid Market Turmoil

Monday, August 24, 2015

With stocks plummeting around the world, the Federal Reserve has a monumental decision to make about interest rates at its September meeting. Some Fed watchers say it won't dare raise...

Comment

Stocks Fall; Dow Down 10 Percent Since May

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Comment

To Get Big-Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

Friday, July 31, 2015

Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.

Comment

The Financial Times, A Newspaper Success Story, Is Sold For $1.3 Billion

Friday, July 24, 2015

One of the world's oldest and most famous newspapers is changing hands. The Financial Times, based in London, will be sold to Nikkei Inc. of Japan for $1.3 billion dollars.

Comment

With Greece Facing Economic Abyss, What Will EU Leaders Do?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The result of Sunday's Greek referendum was a resounding "no" to plans for more austerity as a way out of the country's debt crisis. European leaders meet Tuesday to resume talks on a rescue package.

Comment