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.

Are our credit card habits really better?

A recent report by the Federal Reserve said Americans cut more than $90 billion from their credit card debt from 2008 to 2009, but CardHub.com's Odysseas Papadimitriou says that isn't necessarily good news.

We need to rethink our tipping habits

Commentator David Sax talks about why the art of tipping needs to change.

Letters from our listeners

Tess Vigeland takes comments from listeners, including their positive experiences with banks, and their opinions about a consumer protection agency and our coverage of the new Hollywood futures exchange.

This year's tax twists and turns

Kiplinger's Kevin McCormally joins Tess Vigeland just in time for tax season, and answers listeners' pressing questions.
Posted In: Taxes

The retirement city where people work

Things don't always go as planned for retirees moving to places like Bend, Ore. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Getting Personal

Kathy Kristof of CBS MoneyWatch joins Tess Vigeland to answer listener questions, including how U.S. citizens working overseas can save for retirement.

How to break up with your bank

Consumer Reports' Noreen Perrotta talks with Tess Vigeland about the right way to switch banks.

Underwater? Let's make a deal!

A New Jersey company says it's come up with a way to keep people from defaulting on their underwater mortgages. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing

The market a year ago and today

Tess Vigeland talks with MSN columnist Jim Jubak about last year's stock market plunge, whether people who chose to get out of stocks made the right decision, and the recovery since then.
Posted In: Wall Street

Music from this show

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Hand-Me-Downs
Soul Position
A Change Would Do You Good
Sheryl Crow
On The Radio
Regina Spektor
Jungle Blues (Album Version)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band