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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

Why income inequality isn't always a bad thing

Jan 12, 2011
Jeremy Hobson talks to Branko Milanovic, the author of "The Haves and the Have-Nots," which examines income inequality across the globe, and explains why it's not always a bad thing.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Despite economic outlook, we're still fascinated by the super-rich

Jan 11, 2011
Bloomberg News has just hired away the editor of the Forbes 400 -- the yearly ranking of super-rich -- and plans on launching its own list next year. But considering the economic times, is this the right time for such a list? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Retirement and plastic

Jan 8, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listener e-mails and questions. This week, a retired Air Force officer really, REALLY likes being retired and a woman with 20 credit cards asks how she can pare down the plastic.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Tips for staying financially fit this year

Jan 7, 2011
What are your plans to stay in good money shape this year? We asked our favorite blogger-tweeters for their best tips.
Posted In: Personal Finance

VIDEO: What's In Your Wallet, Los Angeles?

Jan 7, 2011
A couple of years back the Wall Street Journal had this great blog feature called "What's In Your Wallet." No relation to the Capital One ad slo...
Posted In: Personal Finance

Why you shouldn't set up a budget

Jan 7, 2011
The New York Times' Tara Siegel Bernard talks with Tess Vigeland about a recent article she wrote, which explains why a budget is like a diet -- ineffective. She discusses why you shouldn't set up a budget and offers some advice.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Why bankruptcy claims aren't as high as one would think

Jan 4, 2011
More than a million and a half people filed for bankruptcy last year, up 9 percent from last year. But that's still not as many filings as there were in 2003 or 2005. With high unemployment and mortgage problems, how is this possible? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Personal Finance

How consumerism has gone through "spend shift"

Jan 1, 2011
In the wake of the Great Recession, the American consumer has learned to be more price-conscious and selective about purchases. Co-author John Gerzema explains his theory of a "spend shift."
Posted In: Personal Finance

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