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

Letters: Creating a paper trail

Our weekly dive into the mail bag, and L.A. Times personal finance columnist David Lazarus helps a caller with a question about record-keeping.
Posted In: Personal Finance, listener mail, peter morici, paddy hirsch, david lazarus, student loans, credit scores, Credit Cards, marriage

Is higher education a right?

The value of outstanding student loans in America just past the $1 trillion mark, we sat down with economists Robert Reich and Neal McCluskey to discuss America's newest crisis.
Posted In: loan student debt, crisis, reich, mccluskey, education costs

Restoring trust in Wall Street

CFA Institute President and CEO John Rogers wants to restore the public trust of the financial system. A bridge too far?
Posted In: Wall Street, Trust, john rogers, cfa institute, ethics

The 401(k): A failed experiment?

Labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci thinks it's time for the 401(k) to be replaced.
Posted In: 401(k), retirement savings, retirement planning, Joe Nocera, New York Times

Letters: Michael Ian Black and record-low mortgage rates

Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch joins Tess to discuss what's on your mind.
Posted In: michael ian black, home purchase mortgage, points, gina kolata

Manly investing

From joining the Marines to fighting a UFC champion, author Joel Stein took on the crucibles of masculinity and came away with some interesting personal finance insights.
Posted In: masculinity, men, Books, joel stein

NFL legend Warren Sapp on his financial life after football

Super Bowl winning defensive tackle Warren Sapp discusses his recent bankruptcy filing and the lessons it has taught him.
Posted In: warren sapp, football, NFL, personal finances, Sports

How to pick a fine wine

Tess Vigeland pays a visit to the Fine Wine House in Los Angeles to learn how to pick a delicious wine that's also easy on the pocketbook.
Posted In: wine, Entertainment, hobbies

Piggy for good financial leadership

Katie Davis from Fayetteville, N.C. and her husband Matt are paying themselves first.
Posted In: piggy bank award, personal finances

How should athletes manage their money?

A money manager who works with athletes says the basic rules of sound personal finance still apply, even if you're making millions.
Posted In: Personal Finance, athletes, Saving, Investing

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