Personal Finance


The new '10 Commandments of Money'

Feb 11, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to MSN's personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston about the new rules of personal finance she outlines in her book "The 10 Commandments of Money."
Posted In: Books, Personal Finance, Savings

The psychology of why we hide purchases from our spouses

Feb 5, 2011
A recent study reveals that 80 percent of married couples hide purchases from each other. But why?
Posted In: Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Your net worth, money management 101

Feb 3, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer your questions about determining your personal net worth, how to teach someone money management and whether a 529 plan is too risky or conservative.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement, Savings

Egypt bank closures halt remittances

Feb 2, 2011
The shutdown of banks in Egypt is blocking Egyptians working overseas from sending money home. Remittances are nearly as important to the economy as tourism.
Posted In: Banks, Personal Finance

How to pay down that holiday debt

Jan 29, 2011
It's that time of year -- to try and pay off the debt you piled up during the holidays. Here's a tip on how to get started.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

The differences between broker and investment advisor

Jan 28, 2011
Sometimes it's not exactly clear what the difference is between an investment advisor and a broker. The Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to remedy that.
Posted In: Investing, Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Funding education, a mortgage

Jan 28, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MoneyWatch's Kathy Kristoff talk about why Twitter isn't good for investing advice and answer your questions about non-loan options to pay for college, paying down student debt and whether you can have too much money to qualify for a loan.
Posted In: Education, Housing, Personal Finance

Financially preparing for a divorce

Jan 14, 2011
It's the busiest time of the year for divorce lawyers. Family law attorney Kelly Chang talks with Tess Vigeland about why so many people seek to end a marriage at this time, the average cost of divorce and what she thinks about pre-nups.
Posted In: Law, Personal Finance

Protect yourself from a divorce... with insurance

Jan 14, 2011
There's a new option to protect your money and help cover the high costs of ending a marriage: divorce insurance. WedLock Divorce Insurance CEO John Logan talks with Tess Vigeland about how he came up with the idea, how it differs from a pre-nup, and what the reaction has been.
Posted In: Law, Personal Finance

How to identify and build your investor identity

Jan 14, 2011
Tess talks to Frank Murtha, co-author of "MarketPsych," on how to identify and build your "investor identity."
Posted In: Investing, Personal Finance