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Piggy Bank Award: Saving for a job loss

May 13, 2011
This week, host Tess Vigeland sends her weekly Piggy Bank Award to a Twin Cities Spanish teacher bracing for a layoff due to budget cuts.
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Consumer prices rise 0.4% in April

May 13, 2011
Rising gasoline and food prices continue to drive up the cost of living in April. Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Financial, takes a look at today's numbers from the Labor Department.
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U.S. wages can't keep up with consumer prices

May 13, 2011
Jill Schlesinger of CBS/MoneyWatch explains today's Consumer Price Index news, and what that means for American consumers.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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