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Low credit scores plague Texas cities

Nov 4, 2011
Low incomes along with a lack of financial literacy make residents of Harlingen, Texas, susceptible to crushing credit score choices.
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A new yardstick to measure poverty

Oct 28, 2011
The Census Bureau has a new calculation for measuring poverty. David Brancaccio takes a look at how this new metric changes our understanding of America's poor.
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Getting Personal: Housing and savings conundrums

Oct 27, 2011
David Brancaccio and personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer listeners' personal finance questions.
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Businesses could soon learn much more than your credit score

Oct 27, 2011
Companies are now collecting data beyond your basic credit score, but there are still laws surrounding the practice.
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Getting Personal: How to improve your credit score

Oct 20, 2011
Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answer listeners' personal finance questions.
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Piggy Bank Award: For a stable 'micro-economy'

Oct 14, 2011
This week's piggy is awarded to a couple who made smart money decisions for their own "micro-economy."
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Getting Personal: How to get out of an $85,000 hole

Oct 14, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' money questions.
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Empowering women through financial literacy

Oct 7, 2011
Domestic violence issues often stem from financial disputes. A program in New York is helping abused women regain control by teaching them financial literacy.
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Getting Personal: How to invest, to save or pay down a debt?

Oct 7, 2011
Tess Vigeland and personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer listeners' personal finance questions.
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The wide world of financial blogging

Oct 7, 2011
There are hundreds of financial blogs -- people tackling mountains of debt, explaining financial concepts. Tess Vigeland went to a financial blogger conference to learn why readers find these blogs so appealing.
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