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

Good things come to those who wait

Turns out, making split-second gut decisions might not be the best way to make great choices. Author Frank Partnoy says those who take a slower pace win the race.
Posted In: procrastination, partnoy, Books, social behavior, technology

Background checks and fishing expeditions

Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.
Posted In: class action lawsuits, letters, background check, david lazarus, paddy hirsch

Why do women get smaller raises than men?

A recent study showed that managers gave men more than two-thirds of the available raise pool.
Posted In: raises, men v. women, management, gender gap

Syrian refugees face financial uncertainty

Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flood border communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan. Both government and non-government aid organizations are scrambling to accommodate them.
Posted In: refugees, hardship, warzone, poverty, syria, NGOs

Weekly Wrap: July's unemployment report

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Optimism with the July jobs report?
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs

Are you for or against air conditioning?

Listeners told us their passionate opinions on air conditioning.
Posted In: letters, air conditioner, air conditioning

Inside the sexual harassment in online gaming

Trash talk in online gaming is pretty standard. But some women in the virtual world face verbal and even physical harassment that's all too real.
Posted In: harassment, online gaming, Tech

Arnold Schwarzenegger to teach global policy at USC

The actor and former governor of California has donated to create a new think tank for state and global policy.
Posted In: Arnold Schwarzenegger, global policy, USC

A walk in the park

A little green space in the middle of the concrete jungle of downtown Los Angeles can remind office workers what's really important in life.
Posted In: urban parks

Weekly Wrap: Contrary economic indicators

The Dow vaulted back over 13,000 while Gross Domestic Product just treads water in the shallow end of the pool. What can we take away from the latest economic data?
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Dow, Weekly Wrap

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