Personal Finance


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

It's my birthday and you got me... a retirement account?

Sep 20, 2013
Is gifting a retirement account a good idea? Not always, says CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger, who answers listeners questions about retirement this week.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement

Protecting your social security number from hackers

Sep 18, 2013
Social security numbers are open to hacking if not properly protected.
Posted In: Money Matters, Personal Finance, social security numbers, hacking

Everything you need to know about personal finance -- on one index card

Sep 17, 2013
A social scientist at the University of Chicago shows that the only investment advice you need to know can all fit in the palm of your hand.
Posted In: Economy, Personal Finance, investment advice

11 personal finance basics brought to you by 'The Golden Girls'

Sep 6, 2013
"The Golden Girls" didn't just make us laugh; they also taught us a lot about personal finance.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The skinny on short sales and other real estate questions answered

Aug 23, 2013
What resources are available for first-time home buyers? Is there a way to time the market right to take advantage of low mortgage rates? How can you know if you earn enough income to qualify for a refi? Personal finance expert Louis Barajas answers listeners' questions about home ownership. Plus, learn about 10 home buying mistakes you should avoid.
Posted In: Housing, Personal Finance