Virtual reality and impulse savings

Mar 28, 2011
Companies have long mastered the art of triggering an impulse buy. From the grocery store to the shopping mall, companies are really good at...
Posted In: Savings

To take or not to take on college debt?

Mar 25, 2011
We're starting our series on life through a financial lens at our teens. Tess Vigeland talks to the New York Times's Ron Lieber about a teenager who's trying to balance financial responsibility and college debt.
Posted In: Education, Savings

The financial lives of the 'Boomerang Generation'

Mar 25, 2011
Tess Vigeland visits one 20-something who's living with her parents, loaded with debt and facing slim job prospects.
Posted In: Jobs, Savings

New accounts let anyone bet against the dollar

Mar 23, 2011
The new yuan-denominated accounts at the Bank of China in New York and California are the latest sign of the end of dollar dominance.
Posted In: Savings

Want get rich from the lottery? Start a savings plan instead

Mar 18, 2011
Sean Cole's story on the Facebook app Double Down Casino got us to thinking about... gambling and personal finance. What else? It turns out a lot...
Posted In: lottery, Savings

Getting Personal: Money and babies, debt collection

Mar 18, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer your questions about financially preparing and protecting your little ones and debt-collecting etiquette.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Savings

Money tips for college grads

Mar 7, 2011
All right, take out your No.2 pencils....
Posted In: Savings

Letters: Not everyone likes Chris; You, your kids and college

Mar 4, 2011
Host Tess Vigeland and senior producer Deborah Clark dig in the Marketplace Money mail bag and respond to listener comments.
Posted In: Education, Savings

The future of pre-paid tuition plans

Feb 25, 2011
Pre-paid college tuition plans were created to help save parents' bank accounts from the inflation of college costs. But several states are abandoning the pre-paid programs or making big adjustments to them -- and parents are wondering what happens next.
Posted In: Education, Savings

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