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Ask Carmen: Dropping dead weight

Dec 6, 2013
Financial resolutions, cutting back frivolous spending and big student loans. Must be another round of Ask Carmen!
Posted In: ask carmen, Personal Finance, student loans

Carmen tackles the Lightning Round

Dec 6, 2013
Gifting stocks, retirement account tax implications and 529s. Carmen tackles them all in rapid-fire for this month's lightning round.
Posted In: lightning round, Personal Finance, advice, 529s, gift giving

'My Financial Resolution? To Make a Financial Resolution.'

Dec 6, 2013
Why is it so hard to make, let alone keep, a financial resolution?
Posted In: financial resolutions, New Year's resolutions, Budgeting

I eat your marshmallow

Dec 5, 2013
Why New Year's resolutions are like candy.
Posted In: Stanford marshmallow experiment, will power, psychology of money

When should you start collecting Social Security?

Dec 4, 2013
If you’re between the ages of 62 and 70, you’re eligible for Social Security. But when should you take it?
Posted In: Social Security

Another Christmas, another year of rising prices

Dec 2, 2013
Twelve drummers drumming, six geese-a-laying and one partridge in a pear tree. What does it all add up to?
Posted In: Christmas, gifts, investments, inflation

Ask Carmen: Family secrets

Nov 29, 2013
How should you handle keeping things secret from your family? Carmen and guest Dr. Gail Saltz talk to listeners.
Posted In: ask carmen, family advice

Holiday book picks

Nov 29, 2013
Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich shares some of her book picks for holiday gifts.
Posted In: book picks, gifts, book reviews

Financial Feud: Financial Literacy

Nov 27, 2013
39 states now have financial curriculum standards in their schools, which means, there's a new teacher in town.
Posted In: Financial Feud, financial literacy, Education, classrooms

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

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