Tess Vigeland was the host of Marketplace Money, a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money: your life, with dollar signs. Vigeland and her guests took calls from listeners to answer their most vexing money management questions, and the program helps explain what the latest business and financial news means to our wallets and bank accounts. Vigeland joined Marketplace in September 2001, as a host of Marketplace Morning Report. She rose at o-dark-thirty to deliver the latest in business and economic news for nearly four years before returning briefly to reporting and producing. She began hosting Marketplace Money in 2006 and ended her run as host in November of 2012. . Vigeland was also a back-up host for Marketplace. Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Vigeland reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, where she received a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for her coverage of the political scandal involving Senator Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). She co-hosted the weekly public affairs program Seven Days on OPB television, and also produced an hour-long radio documentary about safety issues at the U.S. Army chemical weapons depot in Eastern Oregon. Vigeland next served as a reporter and backup anchor at WBUR radio in Boston. She also spent two years as a sports reporter for NPR’s Only a Game. For her outstanding achievements in journalism, Vigeland has earned numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Vigeland has a bachelor's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a contributor to The New York Times and is a volunteer fundraiser for the Pasadena Animal League and Pasadena Humane Society. In her free time, Vigeland studies at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, continuing 20-plus years of training as a classical pianist.  

Features By Tess Vigeland

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Start a 'Forget You Fund'

Who wants a boring emergency fund when you can have an exciting "Forget You Fund?" OK, they're the same thing, but we learn how changing your mindset may actually help you save for emergencies.
Posted In: Saving, emergency fund
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'Riskalyze' before you invest

Before you start to invest, we at Marketplace Money always tell you to assess your "risk tolerance." Now there's an algorithm that can help you quantify how much risk you are willing to take on.
Posted In: Investing, risk tolerance
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593-pound bluefin tuna sold for record $736,000

This fishing story isn't just a tall tale.
Posted In: tuna
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How did the job market fare in December?

The government's jobless data for December comes out Friday. Gallup has its own unemployment measures. Here's a preview.
Posted In: unemployment, Jobs, consumer confidence
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Tax deadline for 2012 moved to April 17

Procrastinators, rejoice!
Posted In: Taxes
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Richard Cordray to head consumer protection bureau

President Obama bypassed the Senate and appointed Cordray as the head of the CFPB. Yet, legal challenges will likely follow.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB, Richard Cordray
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How to handle a toxic boss

Can anyone raise their hand and say they haven't had a bad boss at some time in their working life? Toxic bosses seem to be an inevitable feature of the labor landscape. The good news is there are tricks to navigating the terrain.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, bosses
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Creating your brand

We learn some tips on how to develop your own brand and deliver a brand promise -- in less than 140 characters.
Posted In: Personal branding, employment, Jobs
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What makes us open our wallets

What is it about consumers that drives us to want so much stuff? You could blame Madison Avenue, but marketers alone can't make us open up our wallets to spend. Tess talks with author James Roberts about why we buy.
Posted In: shopping, spending
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Embrace your inner spender

Tess speaks with author James Livingston, who argues that consumer culture is good for the economy, the environment, and your soul.
Posted In: consumer spending

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