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

How to start investing for retirement in your 50s

In our weekly letters segment, CBS MoneyWatch Editor-at-Large Jill Schlesinger discusses retirement investing strategies for late-starters.
Posted In: Investing, retirement planning, paddy hirsch, jill schlesinger, whiteboard

To rent or buy?

Author Jane Hodges discusses who should be renting and who should be buying a home.
Posted In: rent vs. buy, homeownership

The frugal gardener

Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com on what to plant if you don't have endless supplies of cash to grow yourself a salad this spring.
Posted In: gardening, frugality, favreau

Piggy for the uber-frugal

Kris Keller gets the Marketplace Piggy Award for making sacrifices to stay on budget.
Posted In: piggy bank award, frugality, sacrifice, montana

College football's BCS may be on its way out

Word is, the BCS will be no longer exist after the 2014 season, and the 'P' word -- playoff -- is being uttered amongst football commissioners.
Posted In: college sports, BCS Championship

America's most peaceful states

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its annual index of the most peaceful states. The winner is no surprise, because it's won the last 10 times.
Posted In: maine

Letters: Taxes!

Host Tess Vigeland along with Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch and tax expert Louis Barajas answer listener tax questions and emails.
Posted In: letters, college, debt, Taxes, tax preparers

For a brilliant social media campaign

A 22-year-old college grad dropped $11 on a domain name and poured all of her Web 2.0 talents into creating the ideal job application for a social media director position.
Posted In: social media

When women are the breadwinners

Liza Mundy predicts that by the next generation, more women will be breadwinners than men. She examines how this shift may impact dating, marriage and family life in her new book "The Richer Sex."
Posted In: women, men, breadwinners, family, income, Jobs, Education

Bringing fresh food to everyone in New Orleans

It's been six years since Hurricane Katrina, and grocery chains are still hesitant to return to New Orleans. Actor Wendell Pierce is trying to fix that by launching his own grocery store chain.
Posted In: Wendell Pierce, New Orleans, Food, groceries

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