Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 7, 2012 So much for the end of crazy credit card solicitations -- card companies have become more aggressive than ever. We look at which solicitation techniques work and why.
Feb 24, 2012 The U.S. has reached a major education milestone. For the fist time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults have a college degree. In 1998, less than a quarter of the population had graduated.
Feb 24, 2012 Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Feb 24, 2012 For the first time, more than 30 percent of American's have at least a bachelor's, according to the Census Bureau. But there is a growing racial gap between the haves and have nots.
Feb 24, 2012 Whether you want to lose weight or save money, you're gonna need the secret ingredient: willpower. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal discusses the art and science of self control.
Feb 17, 2012 Tess talks with David Lazarus of the the Los Angeles Times about how to cope with possible identity theft, the tax implications of airmiles and handling your credit profile when collectors come calling.
Feb 14, 2012 I'm thirty-seven. My home is paid off but needs repairs. My cars are old but paid for. I recently changed jobs and will be making about $25,000 a year (nearly $8,000 more a year than my old job). My sons (single parent) are sixteen and seventeen. Making more money, should I focus on saving or fixing my house and a new car in preparation for a time when health and limited income will make it hard to do? Paying for college is off the table; they know that. I have about a thousand dollars in credit card debt that I plan to pay off. I plan to have nearly eighty dollars a week or three hundred dollars a month toward these goals. I live off so little, I want this extra to really count. First Name: Charlie, Columbus, GA
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 13, 2012 Why is it so important for Greece to get its bailout money by March 20th?
Feb 8, 2012 The student loan debt burden is getting worse. The epicenter of trouble is so-called private student loans. It's time to take action on private student loans.