May 6, 2015 Prop trading, as it’s called on Wall Street, is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains what proprietary trading is, and why it’s potentially dangerous for our savings and the financial system.
Feb 23, 2012 My real question is about disability and long-term care insurance. I have some level of short- and long-term disability through work, but my husband has nothing (besides Social Security), and neither of us has long-term care insurance. I worry about what would happen if we lost one income stream. We've looked into these programs, but they are not cheap (especially the long-term care insurance). Is this something we should have? If we do, it will probably mean less savings in other areas (such as retirement). Is it worth the trade-off? Catherine, Princeton, NJ
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Feb 22, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will question banks about how overdraft fees may create serious economic hardship for consumers least able to afford it.
Feb 17, 2012 Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 14, 2012 There's renewed debate today about the so-called "Volcker Rule." It's part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform passed two years ago. Basically, the Volcker Rule says banks should take fewer risks in the market.
Feb 10, 2012 Some relationships are just meant to be. The idea is pretty basic: drive safer, get better rates. We’re watching you.
Feb 10, 2012 Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch and CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger break down the different types of life insurance.
Feb 9, 2012 Americans' feelings on the foreclosure deal, banks and whether they should worry about the European debt crisis. Gallup's Frank Newport offers up the latest data.
Feb 6, 2012 What I like about the insurance money management framework is that it takes seriously the idea that how you save and where you save is all about what you want out of life -- your goals, your desires, your values, your lifestyle.