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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.
Posted In: Personal Finance

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?
Posted In: Personal Finance

Staying alive into the new year

Jul 30, 2010
The estate tax lapsed last year and if Congress does not vote to reinstate it, estates larger than one million dollars will be taxed upon death as of Jan. 1. Laura Sanders of the Wall Street Journal joins Tess Vigeland to discuss further.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Taxes

Teaching financial literacy

Jul 23, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to personal finance expert Beth Kobliner about the Office of Financial Literacy, which will conduct two studies on financial literacy. Will these studies be the death of the financial literacy education idea or will it actually help us in the long run?
Posted In: Education, Personal Finance

Getting Personal

Jul 23, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus answer listener questions including how to get a project loan on property, should one get a collateral loan and what is the best way to save a set amount of money.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Empathy for debt collectors?

Jul 16, 2010
This week the Federal Trade Commission issued a report calling for major changes in the debt collection industry. Robert Andrews analyzes the debt industry.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Law, Personal Finance

Getting Personal

Jul 16, 2010
Tess Vigeland and personal finance expert Kathy Kristoff answer your questions on how a newly-wed couple should handle joint finances and how a cash-strapped family can manage to add to their savings.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Call Center: 101

Jul 16, 2010
Marketplace reporter, Gregory Warner, walks listeners through how a health insurance call center representative is created.
Posted In: Jobs, Personal Finance

Cheapskates who learned their lessons

Jul 16, 2010
Marketplace asked you to submit your story of when being a cheapskate ended up smacking you in the fact. Here are our top favorites.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Savings

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