A musician comes home

Aug 17, 2012
A New Orleans bassist lost everything he owned through Hurricane Katrina. He talks about how his life has progressed since 2005 and what he learned while picking up the pieces.

A saving-and-spending balancing act

Aug 3, 2012
Our Marketplace Money Piggy Bank Award goes to 10-year-old Anna Pitman, who is learning the balance between the joy of spending and the pride of saving.
Anna and Marc Pitman.
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The 401(k) system doesn't work

Jul 27, 2012
Many Americans are unprepared for retirement -- and an economics professor believes government intervention is necessary to create a viable retirement system.

Germans and their frugal, saving ways

Jul 20, 2012
Many European economies are begging for Germany to share its wealth with them. Where did the German culture of frugality come from?

Are Americans spending this summer?

Jul 5, 2012
What are the spending habits of Americans this summer: Spending or saving? And what days of the year do Americans think of as the happiest? Gallup reveals its latest data on U.S. opinion.

What do the dates on food mean?

Jun 15, 2012
There are a lot of different dates on the food you buy at the grocery store. Learn how to decipher them and how to save food and money.

For teaching her kid money smarts

Jun 15, 2012
A Nebraska mother wins this week's Piggy Award for sharing how she taught her now-adult daughter how to save and spend.
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Budgeting 101

Jun 1, 2012
Can you recommend a book on how to put yourself on a budget? Thank you, Elizabeth, Unionville, PA

How military spouses hold down the home front

May 25, 2012
Military families have some unique financial challenges compared to civilians. But citizens can learn a thing or two from the foresight these families apply to their finances.
Family members and U.S. soldiers embrace following a welcome home ceremony for troops returning from Iraq.
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How should athletes manage their money?

May 4, 2012
A money manager who works with athletes says the basic rules of sound personal finance still apply, even if you're making millions.
The rookies of the Indiana Colts.  Jon Peterson of Next Level Financial Group says that in the end, new NFL recruits are just 20-year-old kids.
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