Personal Finance


Spending your windfall: What to do with found money

Apr 20, 2012
Deciding how to spend inheritance or a sudden windfall isn't as easy as it may seem. CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger helps a listener make some important decisions.
Posted In: letters, jill schlesinger, Personal Finance, Inheritance

How to save for the year of weddings

Apr 6, 2012
Going to a wedding can be fun but going to multiple weddings in one year can get expensive. Marketplace Public Insight producer Angela Kim has been to her share of weddings and discusses her experience.
Posted In: weddings, Personal Finance

Financial literacy and low-income families

Apr 6, 2012
Low-income families don't have money to waste. Financial literacy is all about reducing that cost.
Posted In: financial literacy, low-income families, Personal Finance

Back to the savings future?

Mar 20, 2012
Saving on an installment plan.
Posted In: Investing, Savings, Books, Personal Finance, risk management

Carl Richards: Live and doodling

Mar 2, 2012
Tess talks with personal finance commentator and artist Carl Richards in front of a live audience in Park City, Utah.
Posted In: Personal Finance, napkin, explainer, carl richards, humor

Cordray's plans for the CFPB

Jan 13, 2012
Richard Cordray, chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discusses what powers he'll have and how he plans to use them.
Posted In: CFPB, Personal Finance, debt, mortgage, Richard Cordray

Controlling your weight, and your finances

Jan 2, 2012
There's a lot in common with money management and losing weight. Robert Brokamp, a certified financial planner, walks us through how he lost 25 pounds -- and why the same approaches work for paying off debt.
Posted In: New Years, weight loss, Personal Finance

Bookshelf recommendations

Dec 29, 2011
What's a good book to give to a loved one in his late 20s who just doesn't get personal finances? I keep suggesting that he listen to Marketplace Money, but I think maybe I'd do better getting him a book. Any suggestions? Marion, Philadelphia, PA
Posted In: Personal Finance, Best Books

Making gifts people will like

Dec 1, 2011
Crafting gifts is easier on the wallet, but often low on satisfaction. We talk to Meg Favreau of about how to make presents that won't end up in the back of a closet.
Posted In: holidays, gift giving, Personal Finance

'Tis the season to give

Dec 1, 2011
Holiday giving is your last shot to slide in extra tax deductions for the year, but Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell says there are deeper motivations behind end-of-the-year donations.
Posted In: Charitable giving, donations, holidays, Taxes, Personal Finance