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Financial behavior on a napkin: 'She says, I hear'

Apr 22, 2011
Have you ever had a discussion about money that seemed to go in circles? Carl Richards explains how we carry around "baggage" that can influence our conversations about money.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Investing, life insurance, magazine subscriptions

Apr 22, 2011
Tess Vigeland and L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus offer advice on bogus magazine subscriptions, life insurance policies, and answer questions involving investing and debt.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Piggy Award: Business professor learns a lesson

Apr 22, 2011
This week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award goes to a business professor in Atlanta, Ga., who learned an important lesson about being cheated by her bank.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Consumer spending up 0.7% in February

Mar 28, 2011
The Commerce Department is reporting that U.S. consumer spending rose 0.7 percent in February, the largest increase since October.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The financial challenges gay couples face

Mar 25, 2011
The New York Times' Tara Siegel Bernard discusses the financial and legal issues gay couples face through the example of Amanda and Kay Shelton, a lesbian couple living in Michigan.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Looking to the financial future in your 50s

Mar 25, 2011
Personal finance journalist Carmen Wong Ulrich discusses planning your financial future in your 50s using the example of Marina Sturm, a professor and musician who is looking to organize her finances.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement

Getting Personal: Money and babies, debt collection

Mar 18, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer your questions about financially preparing and protecting your little ones and debt-collecting etiquette.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Savings

How to financially prepare for disasters

Mar 18, 2011
People are thinking more about disaster preparedness since the tsunami in Japan. Tess Vigeland talks to Candysse Miller of the Insurance Information Network of California about how to prepare a disaster financial plan.
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Suze Orman's 'New American Dream'

Mar 18, 2011
The new American Dream means no debt, living below your means and within your needs, and getting the same pleasure out of savings as you do from spending. Personal finance maven Suze Orman explains in an interview with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Books, Personal Finance

Explaining financial behavior on a napkin

Mar 10, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to Carl Richards about the simple napkin drawings he uses to explain our complicated relationships with money.
Posted In: Personal Finance

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