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December 28th, 2011
09:33 AM ET

The best places for your money in 2012

What's in your 401-k? Got a financial plan for 2012? If you're not prepared in this unpredictable economy, it could cost you!

So what's the best place for your hard-earned cash in the new year?

Ali Velshi talks with Penn Financial Group president Matt McCall about the best investment strategies for 2012.


Filed under: 2012 • Investing • Money
November 8th, 2011
03:31 PM ET

The value of a college degree: Is it worth the price? Ali Velshi and Christine Romans look at the numbers

With the job market changing dramatically over the last 50 years, is a college degree worth the price?

Ali Velshi and Christine Romans have authored a new book called "How to Speak Money" and in this video, they explain how the more education you have, the less likely you are to be unemployed.


Filed under: Education • Money
September 23rd, 2011
08:57 AM ET

Are we on the verge of another global financial meltdown? Matt McCall weighs in

Fears that we are headed toward another global financial meltdown intensified yesterday as the market tumbled following a pessimistic economic assessment from the Federal Reserve.

The sharp losses put the Dow on track for its worst weekly performance since September 2008, and forecasters polled by the Wall Street Journal this month gave the U.S. a one-in-three chance of slipping into recession over the next year.

Today on American Morning, Matt McCall, president of Penn Financial Group, talks to Christine Romans about the state of the financial markets and explains how investors should handle the downturn.


Filed under: Finance • Money
August 12th, 2011
01:39 PM ET

Whiplash on Wall Street: Where is the market headed?

Stocks bounced back yesterday, with the Dow up 423 points after a very unstable week. The dizzying fluctuations in the stock market have left many Americans wondering about their financial futures and the value of their 401Ks.

Today on American Morning, Shawn Tully, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, weighs in on why he thinks that stocks are behaving this way and explains where he thinks the market is headed.


Filed under: Money • Wall Street
August 8th, 2011
01:37 PM ET

How will the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating impact your personal finances?

Days after Standard & Poor's dropped the U.S. debt rating, stocks plunged sharply this morning as investors had their first opportunity to react to the historic downgrade.

In the midst of the uncertainty in the global markets, many Americans are left wondering how, and if, the move by S&P will affect their personal finances.

Today on American Morning, Sarat Sethi, Partner and Portfolio Manager for Douglas C. Lane & Associates, breaks down the ways that the credit downgrade could impact investments, bonds and retirement funds.


Filed under: Credit rating • Downgrade • Money
August 5th, 2011
07:34 AM ET

Markets in Asia, Europe down after Dow plunges more than 500 points Thursday

This morning, markets across Asia and Europe are continuing the downward slide started by the Dow yesterday, which plunged more than 500 points Thursday.

Though many say that fear is propelling the market slump, others are worried the correction is an indication that the U.S. may be headed for a doube-dip recession. With jobs numbers scheduled to be released at 8:30am ET, how will the markets affect your money?

Matt McCall, Founder and President of Penn Financial Group, LLC discusses world markets and your money on American Morning today.


Filed under: Economy • Jobs • Money • Money & Main Street
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