May 3, 2012 Author Michael Sandel discusses what money shouldn't buy and the ethics of commodification.
Apr 20, 2012 Heidemarie Schwermer is taking thriftiness to an entirely new level.
Mar 9, 2012 Almost all the $7.5 billion worth of Hungarian banknotes in circulation pass through the Hungarian Central Bank annually, to make sure they are clean, untorn and suitable to be used to buy and sell things. The rest can be burned to serve as fuel for the poor.
Mar 2, 2012 When you're in pain and in need of treatment, it's hard to pay really close attention to your health care choices. Commentator Renee Lux describes how treating her stiff neck led to a huge hike in her insurance costs.
Mar 2, 2012 New government guidelines are taking incandescent bulbs off the market, leaving us with compact fluorescents and LEDs. But now there's a new language for bulb shoppers to learn.
Feb 24, 2012 Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Feb 17, 2012 Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
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 10, 2012 Ever wondered why a few scraps of cloth end up costing $5,000 on the catwalk? Or how designers manage to sell a $5,000 dress for just a few hundred bucks in stores like Target? Tess Vigeland pulls back the curtain on the fashion biz.
Feb 3, 2012 Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell discuss the possibility of more transparency on 401(k) fees. Plus, callers ask questions about supporting retired parents and the pros and cons of uprooting a family for a new job.