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Credit card attack!

Feb 24, 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.
Posted In: Credit Cards, solicitation, card companies, loans, debt

Introducing the Wealth & Poverty beat

Feb 24, 2012
Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, coverage, reporting, Money, Saving, debt, Inheritance

Putting your mind to it: The willpower instinct

Feb 23, 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.
Posted In: Saving, debt, pay down, temptation, willpower, will

Getting Personal: Identity crisis

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.
Posted In: Money, Taxes, identity, theft, ID, IRS, collection agency, debt

Why Greece has to make its payments

Feb 13, 2012
Why is it so important for Greece to get its bailout money by March 20th?
Posted In: Greece, debt

A history of American borrowing

Jan 30, 2012
Borrowing wasn't always thought of as an abstract, impersonal concept. Author Louis Hyman discusses the history of borrowing and his new book, "Borrow: The American Way of Debt."
Posted In: debt, borrowing

Greece takes creative measures to pay off debt

Jan 24, 2012
To prove to its creditors that it is serious, Greece has released a list of tax evaders, and is opening up national monuments to film crews.
Posted In: Greece, debt

Free credit reports

Jan 23, 2012
Where can I get an annual free credit report? Thanks. Myra, Pineville, NC
Posted In: credit report, credit, debt

Americans make progress with debt -- the hard way

Jan 19, 2012
U.S. households are ahead of the other major industrial nations in shedding debts.
Posted In: debt, household, home equity, Economy

Beyond our means

Jan 18, 2012
Sad to say, the 19th and early 20th century notion of the democratization of savings became the late 20th century idea of the democratization of credit. It's time to change the focus of public policy.
Posted In: Savings, homeownership, debt, global economy

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