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Consumer complaint? Who you gonna call? Try the government

Aug 9, 2013
Since 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been collecting consumer complaints and helping people resolve their disputes with companies. Richard Cordray, the newly confirmed CFPB director, talks about using his organization as a resource.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Personal Finance

Why are cars the biggest gripe for consumers?

Aug 9, 2013
Financial expert Lynnette Khalfani Cox answers listeners' questions about big ticket items, like cars and homes.
Posted In: Personal Finance, car

Personal Finance Basics

Aug 1, 2013
A guide to personal finance basics, including tips on savings, strategies on investing, and more.
Posted In: banking, Investing, Savings, credit, Personal Finance

You say spend, they say save. Who's right? Play Financial Feud to find out.

Jun 30, 2013
Be the judge in our personal finance court of opinion. Or submit your own argument and let a jury of Marketplace Money peers decide the case.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Financial Feud: Energy costs vs. Amenities

Jun 27, 2013
John and his partner have gotten competitive over energy costs. His partner wants him to cut back his consumption. John's unwilling to give up basic amenities -- like using warm water to rinse the dishes. Whose side are you on?
Posted In: energy bills, Personal Finance

Financial Feud: Separate vs. Joint marital finances

Jun 27, 2013
Brice and his wife keep their finances separate but constantly argue when it comes to paying bills. She wants to keep things split. He wants to budget better for joint expenses. Our experts offer advice.
Posted In: Budgeting, Personal Finance

Financial Feud: Keep it private vs. Share your story

Jun 27, 2013
Would you feel comfortable sharing your personal finances with a national news organization (like Marketplace Money, for example)? A listener named Jay did. His wife did not. Find out what happened.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Budgeting

Financial feuds: When personal finance gets (really) personal

Jun 21, 2013
For the past few weeks, we've been asking listeners in our Public Insight Network one question: What was your last fight over money about? Now, we want you to weigh in.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial advice, game

How one family finally broke free from the debt cycle

Jun 14, 2013
Marketplace Money listener J. Larson explains how he and his wife managed to get out of debt, then in, then out again.
Posted In: debt, Credit card, Personal Finance

Detroit: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Jun 4, 2013
How do you know you're wealthy? Here's what people in a city that's $15 billion in debt had to say.
Posted In: Detroit, wealth, poverty, Personal Finance

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