Personal Finance


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.
Posted In: 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

The tax apps cometh

Mar 10, 2011
If your plans for this weekend include digging through a shoebox full of receipts and collecting all your tax forms, we have news. This year, you may be able to do some or even all of your tax prep work on your smartphone.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Taxes

Why rising gas prices matter at the pump

Mar 1, 2011
When gas hits $4 a gallon, the effect is psychological as well as financial.
Posted In: Oil, Personal Finance

Applying 'Spousonomics' for when there's a baby on the way

Feb 25, 2011
Last week host Tess Vigeland talked to Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, co-authors of the new book "Spousonomics." This week, they offer some "Spousonomics" counseling to one couple.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Confused identities, how to give back

Feb 25, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of Kiplingers Personal Finance answer your personal finance questions.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Housing, Personal Finance

Dealing with finances before going to war

Feb 25, 2011
At a time when it's easier than ever for military service men and women to have their identity's stolen or lose a home to foreclosure, military officials are trying to make sure troops have their financial affairs in order before shipping out.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Work benefits going down? Start saving more

Feb 25, 2011
Governors around the country are struggling to close budget deficits. High on the budget list in most states is cutting public employee wages and benefits, which employees are protesting. Marketplace Money's economics editor Chris Farrell believes there's a personal finance message in the turmoil.
Posted In: Jobs, Personal Finance

Report: More Americans are worried about their personal finances

Feb 22, 2011
More Americans are worried about recession impacts on their personal finances than they were a year ago, according to an annual survey that asses...
Posted In: finances, Personal Finance, recession, Saving, Savings

Prepaid cards hit the market

Feb 21, 2011
Consumers are finding a new way to charge their purchases: prepaid cards. But are they a better alternative to credit cards?
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance