Saving more, earning less

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...
Posted In: Savings, Taxes

Credit unions don't want too much money

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.
Posted In: Banks, Savings

The freedom of savings

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...
Posted In: Savings

FREAKONOMICS: Savings security with gambling thrills

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.
Posted In: Banks, Savings

There's more to an inheritance than money

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.
Posted In: Savings

Savings and the single Mom

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...
Posted In: Savings

Saving Superstars: 10 Tips for Saving a Buck

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 ...
Posted In: Personal Finance, Savings, tips

'I am the greatest saver that I know'

Oct 14, 2010
The U.S. isn't a nation of savers -- but there are a few people who take savings very, very seriously.
Posted In: Savings

Living abroad and savings

Oct 11, 2010
Question: Hi. I'm a 36 professional, and my wife is a 28-year-old doctoral student. She received a fellowship to spend 10 months in Europe, and we...
Posted In: Savings

Anemic rates of return on savings

Oct 4, 2010
Question: My wife and I have been putting our extra savings money into CD's at our Credit Union in order to have it be liquid but make us money....
Posted In: Savings