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Getting Personal: Franchises, budgeting in uncertain times

Sep 23, 2011
Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Are credit scores fair?

Sep 23, 2011
Matt Haughey says he's in his best financial condition yet, but his credit score is still low. John Ulzheimer of SmartCredit.com says credit scores need a little elbow grease to maintain, but are a fair assessment of a person's finances.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Piggy Bank Award: For a better financial future

Sep 16, 2011
This week's piggy prize goes to someone who wants to make smarter financial decisions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

September consumer sentiment inches up

Sep 16, 2011
Consumer sentiment. Consumer comfort. We've got measures galore on consumers. But do these surveys have any predictive value?
Posted In: Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Emergency funds, credit scores

Sep 16, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

More older, educated Americans filing for bankruptcy

Sep 16, 2011
More evidence that higher education doesn't necessarily protect you from financial disasters: The number of Americans with advanced degrees filing for bankruptcy jumped 20 percent over the last five years.
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Do You Have Financial PTSD?

Sep 9, 2011
You have been traumatized by a financial disaster from which you are convinced you cannot recover or come back, nor believe that you can find a job...
Posted In: Dr. Mark Goulston, financial disaster, Personal Finance, PTSD

Getting Personal: Emergency funds, a relative's loan request

Sep 9, 2011
Bob Moon and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The personal financial impact of 9/11

Sep 9, 2011
Marketplace listeners share how 9/11 changed their perspectives on the role of career and money in their lives.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Why we're addicted to daily deals

Sep 2, 2011
The online daily deal industry is booming. And consumers just can't get enough -- even when those deals end up not being used. So why do we keep buying?
Posted In: Personal Finance

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