'Be prepared' ... financially

Apr 20, 2012
A new Girl Scout merit badged is aimed at preparing young women for their future with personal finance.
Posted In: financial literacy, Girl Scouts, Education, Saving

Introducing the Wealth & Poverty beat

Feb 24, 2012
Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, coverage, reporting, Money, Saving, debt, Inheritance

Government must promote savings

Feb 24, 2012
Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell says government needs to push sound saving, rather than sound borrowing.
Posted In: government, Saving, spending, borrowing

Putting your mind to it: The willpower instinct

Feb 23, 2012
Whether you want to lose weight or save money, you're gonna need the secret ingredient: willpower. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal discusses the art and science of self control.
Posted In: Saving, debt, pay down, temptation, willpower, will

Sick to death of saving

Feb 17, 2012
Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
Posted In: Saving, frugality, spending, Banks, Money

For starting a 'What happens next?' Fund

Feb 3, 2012
This week's winner thought ahead and created an emergency fund for her and her husband.
Posted In: emergency fund, Saving

Saving the lion's share

Jan 27, 2012
Lion dancers from the East Wind martial arts school say they plan to sock their New Year money away, rather than spend it.
Posted In: martial arts, Saving, kids, children, New Year, lion dance, lai see, li xi

I-bonds are a worthwhile investment

Jan 25, 2012
There was a time that Marketplace Money was very pro I-bonds. I haven't heard them mentioned in years. This year, when I submitted my tax return, I was given the option to purchase I-bonds with my refund. Thoughts? Rebekka, Los Angeles, CA
Posted In: savings bonds, Saving, Taxes

The saving dilemma

Jan 20, 2012
Commentator Felix Click describes how tough it can be to enjoy your money when you're used to scrimping and saving.
Posted In: Saving, frugality, Money, budget, spending

Letters: Saving as much as you can

Jan 13, 2012
Tess Vigeland and senior producer Paddy Hirsch go through the Marketplace Money mailbag.
Posted In: letters, Saving, Retirement, emergency fund