Letters: Credit card firms reject me because I'm a stay-at-home parent

Mar 22, 2013
Personal finance journalist and author Carmen Wong Ulrich answers listeners' questions about building credit history as a stay-at-home parent, whether buying life insurance at a young age is a good idea and where to invest a $10,000 graduation gift.

Letters: Can I deduct a lost diamond bracelet on my taxes?

Mar 15, 2013
Certified financial planner Louis Barajas talks taxes and immigration with callers who have questions about filing their returns this year.

Letters: Should I lower my credit limit?

Mar 8, 2013
Guest host David Lazarus answers listeners' personal finance questions including advice on what to do when a elderly relative racks up big debt late in life and whether voluntarily lowering one's credit limit can negatively affect one's credit rating.

Letters: Why is my refi on hold?

Mar 1, 2013
What should you do when your refinance request was approved, but then delayed? What are the risks of refinancing with a smaller banking institution? L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus and Redfin's Glenn Kelman tackle your housing questions.

Letters: What's with all the different hosts on Marketplace Money?

Feb 22, 2013
Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large of CBS Money Watch, answers listeners' personal finance questions including how to create a college savings account for children who aren't yours, what to do when you've maxed out your IRA contributions and how to get the courage to get back into the stock market following the fiscal cliff.

Letters: How can I budget when I'm self-employed?

Feb 15, 2013
Bob and Kristy Walker, co-authors of a personal finance textbook, answer listeners' questions about money -- including how to create a budget on a fluctuating income, how to make ends meet when an unexpected tax bill comes your way and how you can build an emergency fund even with unsteady employment.

Letters: How can an immigrant build credit?

Feb 8, 2013
How can you build credit if you've just moved to the U.S. from abroad? What resources are out there to help with student loans? Author and journalist Carmen Wong Ulrich tackles these questions and more.

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Letters: Do retirement calculators work?

Feb 1, 2013
How do you know when it's time to retire? How much do you need to retire? These are some of the questions you asked... we've got answers in our weekly letters segment.

A listener's response to bookless libraries

Jan 29, 2013
After our interview about a library containing only e-books and e-readers, a listener tells us her thoughts.

Letters: How to negotiate a short sale

Jan 25, 2013
Glenn Kelman, CEO of real estate website Redfin, answers listeners questions about short sales, home renovations and what to do when your family outgrows its house.