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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Will he or won't he talk interest rate cuts?

The financial world is waiting to see if Ben Bernanke will give any indication of a cut in interest rates at an annual monetary conference tomorrow. Tess Vigeland talks to Michael Sheldon of investment banking firm Spencer Clarke.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Now you're just bending your luck

With superstar David Beckham out of the game due to an injured right knee, will disappointed fans hurt Major League Soccer profits? Tess Vigeland talks to Sports Business Group founder David Carter about the potential losses.
Posted In: Sports
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Subprime storm: A financial forecast

The nation's biggest banks are adjusting their strategies to deal with the supprime loan crisis, and the credit crunch could get worse for all of us. Penn State economics professor John Mason offers some perspective.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street
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Will subprime mess hurt Web ad market?

The subprime mortgage market was a cash cow for all types of media, and some unlikely areas of that market are feeling the effect. Retail analyst Howard Davidowitz says the hit to Internet advertising could be huge.
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Corporate bonds are the new old thing

With shaky trust in the housing market and a falling stock market not the safest bet either, where else can we put our money? What about corporate bonds? Tess Vigeland talks to Marilyn Cohen, author of "The Bond Bible."
Posted In: Investing
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Paying to put out Greece's flames

Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency due to the country's forest fires, and they're offering a hefty reward to anyone who can help nab the arsonists. Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard in London.
Posted In: Canada, Travel
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Straight Story

Chris Farrell says that if the student loan industry were graded for its effectiveness to students, it might have to repeat the class all over again.
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Terror-free investing

Socially responsible investing has been around for quite a while, but now there's a new kind of social investment taking shape -- terrorism-free investing. Tess talks to Bob Frick from Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.
Posted In: Investing
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Mailbag for Friday, August 17, 2007

Economics editor Chris Farrell has advice on financial planning for a terminal illness, divulging personal information on a renter's application and getting benefits after a job loss.
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Crocs, stocks and grandkids in Fairfax

Tess Vigeland went back to Fairfax, Va. to check in with the investment club Formerly Baroque. Among the stocks considered: iPhones, farm machinery and some infamous footwear. Will the ladies kick the Crocs to the curb?
Posted In: Investing

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