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How poverty changes the way we make decisions

Oct 21, 2013
Just being poor can impair a person's cognitive functions.
Posted In: poverty, Personal Finance, bad decisions

Personal finance in schools

Oct 18, 2013
Why personal finance classes are not mandated in high schools
Posted In: Education, financial planning, Personal Finance

Tech Splurge or Steal?

Oct 18, 2013
That high price-tag holding you back from getting your hands on the latest tech gadgets? Some more affordable options could be the answer to your dilemma.
Posted In: technology, tablets, iPad, Personal Finance, gadgets

Dieting for dollars: Using money to motivate weight loss

Oct 18, 2013
Shedding those holiday pounds can be tough, but maybe a financial incentive can give you that extra push.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, Personal Finance, incentives, competition

Back to personal finance basics

Oct 18, 2013
Answering listener questions about personal finance.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial advice

Just having a credit record can be an economic step up

Oct 10, 2013
The Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco leverages informal lending circles of low-income immigrants, to help borrowers eventually gain access to mainstream bank loans.
Posted In: credit, Personal Finance

A tactical approach to personal finance

Oct 9, 2013
When it comes to personal finance, a military-esque dedication to discipline can work well.
Posted In: Saving, Personal Finance, Books

7 lessons the U.S. government could learn from Marketplace Money

Oct 4, 2013
Our listeners are a smart, helpful bunch when it comes to money. Congress seems like it could use some help...
Posted In: government, Personal Finance, government shutdown 2013

So you don't understand that medical bill fee...

Sep 27, 2013
L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus answers listener questions about health care cost-shifting, whether account monitoring services are worth their costs, and what to do when you don't trust the bank you've got a home loan through.
Posted In: Personal Finance

A guide to Money and the American Dream

Sep 20, 2013
What do you think of when you hear the phrase -- The American Dream? Explore our special site for resources and stories from our series.
Posted In: Personal Finance, American dream

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