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

Eurozone pub crawl: How Europeans feel about the crisis

With economists panicking about the future of Europe, we sent reporter Stephen Beard on a five-nation pub crawl to talk to real people about the future of the eurozone.
Posted In: Europe, Euro Eurozone, Europe debt crisis

Chronicling the new American family

Author Jeremy Adam Smith discusses stay-at-home dads, bread-winning moms, and the evolving American workforce.
Posted In: parental roles, workforce

Rock, paper, income: The life of a stay-at-home dad

Stay-at-home dad Kenny Messer on the challenges and rewards of being home with the kids.
Posted In: dads, father's day, parenting, kids

Letters: Refinancing an underwater condo

Host Tess Vigeland is joined by Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch and the L.A. Times' David Lazarus to discuss reader concerns and talk to listeners.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, letters, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

Money Matters: Bank customers v. overdraft fees

A new study that finds Americans still paid $30 billion in overdraft fees last year despite efforts to curb them. Here are the facts you need to know.
Posted In: Money Matters, overdraft fees

Teen summer jobs: Whose money is it, anyway?

It's summertime and many teens are making the most of it by getting a job. They worked for that money, so they should have full control over it. Or should they?
Posted In: summer vacation, kids, teens, summer jobs, financial literacy

The intern's life

"Intern Queen" Lauren Berger shares how to get the most from an internship or an intern. And host Tess Vigeland also discusses her day as an intern for a TV show. Does she have the chops to make it in Hollywood?
Posted In: internship, summer jobs, interview, Jobs

The Purple Squirrel: Is the hiring process broken?

Author Peter Cappelli discusses the pitfalls of the online-based job application process and how it is preventing employers from capturing the elusive "purple squirrel."
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, human resources, job applications

Piggies for a mentor and mentee

This week, we're recognizing an American civil worker who bestowed personal finance knowledge -- from our show! -- to an intern.
Posted In: piggy bank award, financial literacy

Letters: Real estate entaglements with family members

Tess is joined by senior producer Paddy Hirsch and credit expert Liz Weston to talk about credit utilization, bankruptcy amongst seniors, and the down side of buying real estate for your kids.
Posted In: liz weston, bankruptcy, family finances, real estate, kids and investing, letters, credit scoreCh

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