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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

The expense of the synagogue in Jewish faith

Part of our series on life at the intersection of religion and personal finance
Posted In: religion, Money, Judaism

To a football fan with financial savvy

One football fan in Ann Arbor, Michigan finds a way to pay for his renovation with upscale tailgating.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, college football, Wolverines

Getting advertised sale price easier said than done

David Segal, a.k.a. The Haggler at the New York Times has a cautionary tale for those looking for great deals.
Posted In: sales, bait and ditch

Lasting legacy of Occupy Wall Street remains unclear

Social movements come and go -- will Occupy Wall Street be one that lasts? Or has it already dissipated? Also, listen to letters that Occupiers wrote to financial institutions.
Posted In: Occupy movement, tea party, politics, society

Dear Big Banks, from Occupy Wall Street

Letters written during the Occupy Wall Street movement provide insight into what sparked the protests one year ago.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

No time like the present to buy a car

Americans are buying more cars this year due to incentives like zero money down, zero percent financing for five or even six years. Learn tips on how to buy your dream car for less.
Posted In: cars, Auto, negotiations

Decisions, decisions, decisions

We all want to be money smart, but who has time to study all that money lingo? The executive editor of CBSMoneyWatch.com broke down all those tough personal finance decisions in a new book.
Posted In: spending

How to cure the wealth virus

Actor Hill Harper discusses why it is important for everyone -- rich and poor -- to really understand money and its place in our lives.
Posted In: wealth, Money, Personal Finance

It's OK to cry at work

A new study finds that crying at work has no negative impact on your standing with your company or prevent you from being promoted.
Posted In: Crying, employment, women, men

Verdict: Samsung infringed on Apple patents

A California jury has reached a decision in the nearly month-long trial between the two tech giants.
Posted In: samsung, apple

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