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Lizzie O'Leary is the new host of Marketplace Weekend.  When not hosting, O'Leary reports on issues around the intersection of politics, policy and Wall Street.

O’Leary previously worked as CNN's Aviation & Regulation correspondent, where she covered U.S. transportation and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington.

Prior to joining CNN, O’Leary was a Washington-based correspondent for Bloomberg TV, covering politics and economic policy. In that role, she led coverage of the Gulf Coast oil disaster and reported on the global credit crisis, the housing market and the government’s financial rescue package.

In 2010, she interviewed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a trip to Mumbai, India. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Previously, O’Leary was producer and reporter for NPR. She got her start in journalism at ABC News, where she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered the terror attacks of September 11th.

O’Leary earned her master’s degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Williams College.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

How psychology interferes with retirement saving

Most people know to save for retirement. But what do you do with your money after you retire?
Posted In: Retirement, Social Security

Advice and tips on saving for retirement at any age

Whether you're in your 20s, 30s, 40s, of 50-plus, most everyone has to save for retirement. A personal finance expert offers some advice.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement savings plans

Navigating your retirement future

When we talk about retirement, it's not just how much you save, but how you save it. But the different types of retirement accounts can be confusing to navigate.
Posted In: Retirement, defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans

What to do with your mortgage when you retire

Traditional wisdom says you should pay off your mortgage before you retire, but sometimes that's not the best choice.
Posted In: mortgage, Retirement

Is student loan debt the next housing crisis?

As more and more debt piles on, many make comparisons between this bubble and the one that burst a few years back: housing. But are they really that similar?
Posted In: housing crisis, student debt

Quiz: Unusual scholarships for college

Scholarships are usually awarded for the best and the brightest, but there are other off-beat scholarships available.
Posted In: scholarships

Setting limits: Advice on paying for college

For many families, paying for college is a balancing act. You want to give your child the best options, but you don't know how to talk about what you can afford.
Posted In: college, student debt

Advice on 529s and other college savings plans

Breaking down the pros and cons of college savings plans.
Posted In: saving for college, 529 plans

Paying for college: We don't spend as much as we think

The cost of college is rising faster than inflation. But when you take financial aid into account, it’s gone up only modestly faster than inflation.
Posted In: college, education costs, student debt

What should homebuyers ask themselves before entering the market?

Existing home sales topped an almost four-year high in July. So what should you expect to encounter as a first-time home buyer?
Posted In: Housing, first-time home buyer

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