Lizzie O’Leary joined Marketplace in 2013 and spearheaded the launch of Marketplace Weekend — the portfolio’s newest program — in 2014.

O’Leary kicked off her journalism career at ABC News, on the Peabody Award-winning team that reported on 9/11. Prior to Marketplace, O’Leary worked for CNN, as an Aviation & Regulation correspondent; for NPR, as a producer and reporter; and for Bloomberg TV, tackling the global credit crisis, the housing market, and the government’s financial rescue package. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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. When she isn’t hosting Marketplace Weekend, she is likely tweeting her sharp and witty take on all things news, politics, business and life. A guest professor at Columbia Journalism School, she can also be seen and heard regularly on Yahoo Finance and BBC Matters, among others.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

Mr. Money Mustache: An inspiration for wannabe retirees

The blog 'Mr. Money Mustache' is about the experience of one man who saved enough to retire at age 30. And he says you can do it, too.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning, retirement savings plans

Shared housing: A look at real-life 'Golden Girls'

"Golden Girls" may have ended, but the housing model in the TV sitcom -- of elderly women living together -- is gaining popularity.
Posted In: retirement planning, Retirement, golden girls, elderly

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

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