Marketplace Money

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Better odds on Wall Street or in Vegas?

John Avello, who runs the sportsbook at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, talks about whether the odds are better on Wall Street than where he works.
Posted In: Sports, Wall Street

Getting Personal

Los Angeles Times Consumer Columnist David Lazarus and Tess Vigeland get to the bottom of a few issues, including a very convincing scam that involves a job offer from Texaco.

A financial management bible, updated

Jane Bryant Quinn, who has been teaching us how to manage our money for almost three decades, just updated her classic bestseller, "Making the Most of Your Money Now." She talks with Tess Vigeland.

Getting pumped up for FAFSA

For students fearful of tackling the onerous Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there is hope in the form of "College Goal Sunday" events at local YMCAs, churches and schools. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Education

A career boost for the unskilled

We're used to hearing that a good education is a ticket to a good job, but millions of Americans are feeling stuck in dead-end careers because they can't afford college. But that's changing in a few places around the country. Laurie Stern reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Your reponse to our moral coverage

Tess Vigeland takes your comments on our coverage of moral issues, from walking away from your mortgage, to a manager helping employees make ends meet. Plus, a few more details on Tess' visit to a $29 movie theater.

NYC's first small business incubator

Some New York City entrepreneurs have turned the recession into a moment of opportunity, creating the Big Apple's first small business incubator. Ben Calhoun reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

What to do about Toyota now?

Phil Reed of Edmunds.com talks with Tess Vigeland about the latest developments in the Toyota recalls.
Posted In: Auto

Music from this show

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The Outer Banks
The Album Leaf
Buzzkill
The Hard to Get
Be My Girl - Sally (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police
68 State
Gorillaz
Memphis
Lonnie MacK
Layla
Derek & The Dominos