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What happened to the culture of saving?

Nov 27, 2013
When 40 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, you have to wonder why saving money is so difficult. Marketplace Money’s Carmen Wong Ulrich points to declining wages, but she also says the culture of saving was lost.
Posted In: emergency savings, college savings

Should I skip my monthly payment?

Nov 27, 2013
This time of year, some lenders send out offers to let you "skip a payment."
Posted In: credit card debt, debt

As holiday shopping ramps up, so does data tracking

Nov 26, 2013
Retailers are increasingly using data tracking to figure out what you want to buy.
Posted In: consumer profiling, data tracking, data, shopping

Data mining your holiday shopping: Go or no go?

Nov 26, 2013
Carmen explains her holiday shopping goals.
Posted In: holiday shopping, budgets

Listeners share their working on Thanksgiving stories

Nov 22, 2013
As Thanksgiving approaches, many people still have to work on the holiday. But not everyone is upset about it.
Posted In: listener stories, Commentary, Thanksgiving, working on holidays

Featured Voicemail: Building credit

Nov 22, 2013
Nick from Chicago left a voice mail for Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich about how to get a higher credit limit without going into debt.
Posted In: ask carmen, Personal Finance, Credit card, credit limit, buying a home

Having a baby? Here's 5 money questions to consider

Nov 22, 2013
Marketplace Money listener Andrew is expecting his first child. What should he make sure to account for when getting ready financially?
Posted In: raising a child, Personal Finance, advice, ask carmen

Need a credit card? 5 sites to check out first

Nov 22, 2013
If you're looking for a new credit card, these sites will help you comparison shop before making the plunge.
Posted In: Credit card, advice, Personal Finance

Family finance lessons: Punk rock professor Greg Graffin

Nov 21, 2013
Bad Religion's singer and biology Ph.D. Greg Graffin talks about what he learned growing up with two professors of parents.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, punk rock, bad religion

A new budget item: Taking care of grown kids

Nov 19, 2013
A new report: Parents still supporting their adult children -- but not budgeting for it.
Posted In: family finances, holidays, retirement planning

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