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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.  

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Features by Tess Vigeland

What would you take? The value of stuff in an evacuation

The wildfires raging in Colorado have many thinking the same questions: What would you take if you had to evacuate your home in an emergency? Here's what Marketplace listeners say.
Posted In: wildfire, evacuation

Predictions on the health care decision tomorrow

Will the Supreme Court uphold the health care reform law? We spoke a different kind of expert about the matter.
Posted In: health care reform law

Emergency fund 101

Emergency fund advocate Jill Schlesinger joins host Tess Vigeland and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch to discuss the foundation of financial security.
Posted In: emergency fund, letters, paddy hirsch, jill schlesinger

Your own private army

Private security expert Chris Simovich discusses the costs of hiring your own "posse."
Posted In: bodyguard, personal security

Piggy for Greece

A thank you gift to the people of Athens for not taking the world economy this past week... phew.
Posted In: piggy bank award, Greece, greek bailout, Greek debt

Greek economic crisis... Part XXIII

What effect is the eurozone crisis cycle having on the rest of the world?
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, Heidi N. Moore

Who is selling and buying your information online?

An online security expert tells us what companies are doing about the safety of your personal data online.
Posted In: online, web privacy, stalking, data security, cybersecurity

The high cost of personal safety

The cost of keeping yourself safe varies depending on what you feel is necessary to secure yourself and your property. Host Tess Vigeland learning about owning, and firing, a gun.
Posted In: gun, shooting, firing range, lapd, personal security

Happy (Financial) Independence Day

Marketplace Money wants to know: What makes you feel financially independent?
Posted In: question, financial independence

For teaching her kid money smarts

A Nebraska mother wins this week's Piggy Award for sharing how she taught her now-adult daughter how to save and spend.
Posted In: children, Saving, spending, Personal Finance

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