Dec 17, 2010
The retirement company TIAA-CREF recently held a competition for ideas that would prompt people to save more. Jonathan Chan won. His idea? Incorporate savings rates into the credit scoring system. Tess Vigeland talks with the recent college graduate about how his idea would work.
Dec 7, 2010
Americans are saving more despite extremely low interest rates. Imagine, the interest consumers earned on their savings account averaged 0.80% in...
Nov 29, 2010
Credit unions are struggling to get good returns on their investments, which means they're having a tough time paying interest on accounts. Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.
Nov 18, 2010
Question: I am 32 years old, single and make ~$100k/year. I have been saving for retirement since I started working 9 years ago. At this point I...
Nov 16, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio about a way to get the thrill of the lottery and the safety of a savings account together.
Nov 12, 2010
New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan talks about what he and his wife hope their one-year-old daughter will inherit from them.
Nov 5, 2010
Question: I will be 44 years old on the 27th of this month, am the mother of three young boys and am about to be a divorcee. As I start over, my...
Oct 15, 2010
Nicole Elovitz calls herself "the greatest saver that she knows." She and her husband, Mitch, have already saved thousands of dollars for their ...
Oct 14, 2010
The U.S. isn't a nation of savers -- but there are a few people who take savings very, very seriously.