Carmen Wong Ulrich

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Ask Carmen: Leaving a career for love

Jan 31, 2014
Some advice to Susi, a 54-year-old professional in Connecticut, who is weighing retiring early to spend more time with her older, already retired fiancée.

Mayday: What to do when the checks stop coming in

Jan 31, 2014
Some helpful advice for first steps when your monthly income slows.

What's your Facebook credit score?

Jan 24, 2014
We know that credit goes way beyond the plastic in our wallets -- from how much debt we carry to paying it off on time. Now, some credit agencies are looking into using our social media information in our credit…

Ask Carmen: How to rebuild credit after a bankruptcy

Jan 24, 2014
Personal finance columnist Liz Weston joins the show to answer credit questions from our listeners. When should you get a credit card? When is too early to sign up for a credit monitoring program? How do you rebuild credit after…

How to live off the credit card grid

Jan 24, 2014
Can you afford to say au revoir to your credit card?

When your bad credit keeps you from getting a job

Jan 22, 2014
A recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.

Ask Carmen: Tips for choosing student loans

Jan 17, 2014
What kind of loans should you take out for graduate school? Find out when student loan expert Heather Jarvis joins host Carmen Wong Ulrich to answer callers' questions.

Worried about Target? The do's and don'ts of protecting your data

Jan 17, 2014
Millions of Americans have had credit card and debit card information stolen by hackers at big retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus. Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich talks to consumer advocate Bob Sullivan about what we can do to…

Could the old rules of retirement no longer apply?

Jan 17, 2014
Do the old rules about retirement savings still apply today?