The Recession's Consumer Paradox

Aug 23, 2011
David Brancaccio was in Los Angeles last week to guest host Marketplace Money. The theme: Borrow or spend? If we don't spend, life gets drained...
Posted In: credit report, credit score, economy 4.0, GDP, marketplace money, Saving, spending

Spending vs. savings during these unnerving times

Aug 19, 2011
Into the teeth of this economic gale, I had to make quite a spending decision this week. It wasn't a frivolous purchase - not the $5,000 carbon-f...
Posted In: Personal Finance, Saving, spending

Report: More Americans are worried about their personal finances

Feb 22, 2011
More Americans are worried about recession impacts on their personal finances than they were a year ago, according to an annual survey that asses...
Posted In: finances, Personal Finance, recession, Saving, Savings

Should parents save for their kids' college?

Oct 1, 2010
Marketplace asked listeners to weigh in on whether or not parents should save for their kids' college education. Here are some of the reasons...
Posted In: college, Education, Saving, Tuition