Personal Finance


Financial Feud: Separate vs. Joint marital finances

Jun 27, 2013
Brice and his wife keep their finances separate but constantly argue when it comes to paying bills. She wants to keep things split. He wants to budget better for joint expenses. Our experts offer advice.
Posted In: Budgeting, Personal Finance

Financial Feud: Keep it private vs. Share your story

Jun 27, 2013
Would you feel comfortable sharing your personal finances with a national news organization (like Marketplace Money, for example)? A listener named Jay did. His wife did not. Find out what happened.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Budgeting

Financial feuds: When personal finance gets (really) personal

Jun 21, 2013
For the past few weeks, we've been asking listeners in our Public Insight Network one question: What was your last fight over money about? Now, we want you to weigh in.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial advice, game

How one family finally broke free from the debt cycle

Jun 14, 2013
Marketplace Money listener J. Larson explains how he and his wife managed to get out of debt, then in, then out again.
Posted In: debt, Credit card, Personal Finance

Detroit: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Jun 4, 2013
How do you know you're wealthy? Here's what people in a city that's $15 billion in debt had to say.
Posted In: Detroit, wealth, poverty, Personal Finance

Tell us: What was your last fight over money about?

May 28, 2013
We want to know how finances have caused conflict in your life.
Posted In: Personal Finance, debt, survey

Is your morning latte a waste of money? (Infographic)

May 10, 2013
Whether it's lottery tickets, bar tabs or lunch dates, we all have something we spend money on that we think we shouldn't. But according to personal finance expert Paula Pant, waste is in the eye of the beholder.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Budgeting, retirement savings, spending

Spring cleaning your costly relationships

Apr 19, 2013
We asked: Who in your life costs you a lot of money? Your answers ranged from kids to lovers to siblings. A consumer finance expert offers some advice on how to maintain healthy relationships with the people who cause you financial strain.
Posted In: relationships, Personal Finance

Mind Games & Money: A guide to exploring your emotions in personal finance

Mar 29, 2013
How emotional are you when it comes to making money decisions? Explore our special grid to find out. Plus, get tips and learn more about how emotions influence your personal finances.
Posted In: emotions, Personal Finance

In defense of payday lenders

Feb 21, 2013
A payday lender from Kansas City, Missouri, says his business is fair, just do the math.
Posted In: payday loans, Personal Finance