Features by Carmen Wong Ulrich

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Ask Carmen: Leaving a career for love

Some advice to Susi, a 54-year-old professional in Connecticut, who is weighing retiring early to spend more time with her older, already retired fiancée.
Posted In: ask carmen, marriage, Personal Finance, advice
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Mayday: What to do when the checks stop coming in

Some helpful advice for first steps when your monthly income slows.
Posted In: long-term unemployment
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What's your Facebook credit score?

We know that credit goes way beyond the plastic in our wallets -- from how much debt we carry to paying it off on time. Now, some credit agencies are looking into using our social media information in our credit reports.
Posted In: social media, credit scores, credit agencies
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Ask Carmen: How to rebuild credit after a bankruptcy

Personal finance columnist Liz Weston joins the show to answer credit questions from our listeners. When should you get a credit card? When is too early to sign up for a credit monitoring program? How do you rebuild credit after a bankruptcy?
Posted In: Credit card, ask carmen, credit scores
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How to live off the credit card grid

Can you afford to say au revoir to your credit card?
Posted In: Credit card, off the grid, credit, Credit Cards
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Marijuana, gambling, lotto tickets: Cash only

A few items that still require cash to purchase.
Posted In: pot, weed, online gambling, credit card laws
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When your bad credit keeps you from getting a job

A recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.
Posted In: credit report, unemployement
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Ask Carmen: Tips for choosing student loans

What kind of loans should you take out for graduate school? Find out when student loan expert Heather Jarvis joins host Carmen Wong Ulrich to answer callers' questions.
Posted In: student loans, fafsa, financial aid
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Worried about Target? The do's and don'ts of protecting your data

Millions of Americans have had credit card and debit card information stolen by hackers at big retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus. Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich talks to consumer advocate Bob Sullivan about what we can do to keep our money safe.
Posted In: Target, Target credit cards, credit hack, stolen credit cards
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Could the old rules of retirement no longer apply?

Do the old rules about retirement savings still apply today?
Posted In: 401k, Retirement

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