Melissa Berman, president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, talks with Tess Vigeland about the motivation behind giving, how much homework people should do before donating, and the trust deficit created by the recession.
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.
Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, personal finance columnist for the Los Angeles Times, answer your questions about saving for retirement when you're risk averse, what to do with your game show winnings and can your bank change the terms of your accounts whenever it wants?
Ten years ago, David Brancaccio visited a small town in Missouri named Cuba, then considered by one census to be the statistical "middle America." As part of his series Economy 4.0, Brancaccio took a visit back recently to check on how things have changed.
This is the biggest charity-giving time of the year, and you can probably tell by the amount of mail you've been receiving from non-profits recently. But does this sort of junk mailing work? Jeff Tyler reports.