Jan 1, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

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Giving a big chunk of it away

Jan 1, 2010
The Fifty Percent League is made up of people who believe it's their moral obligation to give away as much of their money as they can. Lisa Napoli looks at what inspires these folks to engage in "extreme giving."

How to save $5,000 a year

Jan 1, 2010
Kristin Van Ogtrop, managing editor of Real Simple Magazine, talks with Tess Vigeland about how to scale back and save up to $5,000 a year.

OMG, you're still using AOL for e-mail?

Jan 1, 2010
Like the brand of shirt you wear, your preferred e-mail address can send a message about who you are. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores why many of her friends and colleagues recently started switching e-mail accounts.

Overwhelmed by check-out-line charity

Jan 1, 2010
It's becoming more common for grocery store shoppers to be asked to contribute to charities while they're in the check-out line. Those small contributions can add up for worthy causes, but there are hidden costs involved. Michael May reports.

Beware of charities' 'donor illusion'

Jan 1, 2010
Donors to charities get satisfaction from thinking their money is going to a particular person or project with which they then have a special relationship. But those relationships sometimes aren't so special. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Getting Personal

Jan 1, 2010
Economics editor Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland revisit some of the most common questions that listeners asked in 2009, and check-in with a woman who has been putting her marriage on hold because of student loans.

Cleveland restaurants serve up success

Jan 1, 2010
Despite Cleveland's problems with foreclosures and poverty, restaurants keep opening up and prospering. Why? Dan Bobkoff reports.

Finding value in corporate history

Jan 1, 2010
Companies are often so focused on the present and future that they forget about their past. But now some companies are opening up showcases that highlight their products through history. Cash Peters takes us inside.

Why we can all be philanthropists

Jan 1, 2010
Given this economy, you might think that only those with big bucks can do philanthropy. Commentator Matthew Bishop urges us to think again.

An update on 2009 financial resolutions

Jan 1, 2010
Back in January 2009, we aired some listeners' money resolutions for the year. We check back in with a few to see just how well they kept those promises.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.