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Getting Personal: How to balance debt payment and savings

Sep 24, 2010
Is an adjustable-rate mortgage a good idea? Host Tess Vigeland talks with David Lazarus for answers. Plus, get the low-down on counterfeit bills, mortgage modifications, and how to strike a balance between saving for the future and paying off past debt.
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Spending habits: influenced more by peers, or demographic?

Sep 24, 2010
Can you save money by keeping up with the Joneses? The website Bundle.com lets you compare your spending habits with other people like you. But can it change the way you spend and save?
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How apps can help you shop smarter

Sep 23, 2010
Smart phone apps aren't just for fun and games. The L.A. Times' Michelle Maltais -- a self-proclaimed "appiphiliac" -- explains how certain apps can also save you money.
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Improving your credit score: The facts

Sep 17, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to credit score expert Liz Pulliam Weston on how to improve your credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

The quest for the perfect credit score

Sep 17, 2010
Some people want to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro; Chris Peplinski just wants a perfect credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Marriage and finance: poll results

Sep 17, 2010
We asked you about your spousal finance arrangements, and here are your varied answers.
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POLL: How do you manage your family finances?

Sep 10, 2010
How do you manage your family finances?online survey How do you and your spouse manage your finances? Do you pool your resources, do you s...
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Getting Personal: long-term care insurance, how to pay off debt

Sep 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland and MSN's personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer your personal finance questions.
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Some retirees living from Social Security check to Social Security check

Aug 13, 2010
Nearly 15 percent of retirees depend on a Social Security check as their sole source of income. Reporter Peter O'Dowd talks to seniors in Arizona about getting by with just Social Security.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement, Savings

Getting Personal

Jul 30, 2010
Host Tess Vigeland and MSN's Liz Pulliam Weston answer listener questions on: Is there such a thing as 'good debt', is it better to pay off a mortgage or reserve some cash to build up your savings and is it wise to pay off debt using a home equity line of credit?
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