Each week on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Ulrich and her guests help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics like how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car as well as the individual impact of national stories.
This week, guest host Lizzie O'Leary and financial education expert Beth Kobliner explain how to talk to kids about money at every age. Dan Kadlec, contributor to TIME magazine, joins Marketplace Money to discuss Oklahoma’s mandate to add financial literacy courses to their high school curriculum. Lizzie and finance expert Jill Schlesinger answer listener questions. Digital producer Raghu Manavalan discusses what’s happening in social media and we see how bad weather hits the wallets of people across the U.S. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talk about the future of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, have we seen its demise? And comedian Maria Bamford looks back on her life for our Family Money series.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, guest host David Lazarus talks to Erin Lowry of BrokeMillennial.com about how students are paying more in student loans than they did just four years ago, and how the debt affects other aspects of their lives. Also, David Lazarus takes a look at why people should read the fine print of the terms and conditions of consumer goods and services if they want to protect their wallet. Rene Alegria, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mamiverse, a digital platform devoted to Latina moms and their families, tells us how his upbringing and family affect how he views money today. David Lazarus answers listener questions along with personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi, and he talks to Lisa Gerstner of Kiplinger about how to complain the right way in order to get what you want. Digital producer Raghu Manavalan updates David Lazarus on what’s happening on social media and we take a look at airline fees: Why they exist and how to avoid them.
This week on Marketplace Money, guest host Lizzie O’Leary gets the latest news on Obamacare from Marketplace reporter Dan Gorenstein. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson gives us a lesson in the volatile currency Bitcoin. Lizzie O’Leary and personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer your questions, and now that most people have their W-2s, we’re looking at the psychology and the practicalities behind taxes and refunds. Indian-American politician Reshma Saujani reflects on how her family’s approach to handling money influenced her own financial habits and digital producer Raghu Manavalan looks at the conversations we're having out in social media.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, guest host David Lazarus, columnist for the LA Times, gets the latest news on consumer data breaches. Is there a real benefit to buying everything with cash? Rob Wile of Business Insider joins him to talk about the cons of cash and what consumers can do to protect themselves while shopping. Also, Marketplace reporter Noel King explores the state of wealth in the African-American community and what small businesses are doing to take advantage of black buying power. Plus, we take a look a the trend of commercial ads "keeping it real" with diverse casting and subject matters, and Indian-American politician Reshma Saujani reflects on how her family's approach to handling money influenced her own financial habits.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong explores the experience of being out of work and knowing your last unemployment benefits payment is on the way. Marketplace reporter Mitchell Hartman joins her to talk about what you can do to prepare – financially and mentally – for more hard times. Also, are women more reluctant to talk about their accomplishments in the workplace? Guests Jessi Smith, a psychologist at Montana State University, and author Peggy Klaus discuss how gender stereotypes affect the earning potential of women when it comes to tooting their own horns on the job. Plus, we look at who’s chipping in to the big pot of money being gambled on the Super Bowl and science writer Mary Roach talks about how her family influenced her financial habits.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich provides a crash course on credit with a look at consumer spending, credit reporting and more. Credit expert John Ulzheimer talks about how your credit score may be affected by your use of social media. Plus, relationship coach Andrea Syrtash discusses the etiquette of bringing up money in dating, and when it’s appropriate to ask your love interest to divulge their credit score. Also, personal finance journalist Liz Weston helps answer listeners’ questions about getting into debt by using plastic and we explore the costs of living off the credit grid.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores the aftermath of the big consumer data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers. Consumer advocate Bob Sullivan explains how shoppers can prevent getting hacked and what to do if your credit or debit card has been compromised. Plus, Marketplace reporter Dan Gorenstein checks in on how consumers are finding their experiences with the Affordable Care Act, and we get an update on the traditional retirement savings rules from David Blanchett of Morningstar. Also, student loan expert Heather Jarvis helps out some listeners who have questions about financing higher education and musician John Roderick shares how his family influenced his financial habits.
This weekend, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores what seems to be a growing trend of publicizing tense employer-employee relations online. She speaks with law professor David Yamada about why workers choose to take their departure from a job public and the implications of that. Plus, certified financial planner Greg Fisher helps answer listeners’ personal finance questions and comedian W. Kamau Bell shares how his childhood experiences with money shaped his current financial habits.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich celebrates a new year with four devoted listeners determined to make and keep important financial resolutions in 2014. We meet Nina, a single mother in Oakland, Calif., who wants to retire abroad; Melissa and Joshua, a couple in Portland, Ore., who want to keep their newfound financial stability and stay off government assistance; Eric, a college student in Williamsburg, Va., who is striking out on his own for the first time this year; and Destie, a nonprofit worker in Bath, Maine who wants to plug her family’s budget leaks. Plus, Marketplace reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the new software employers are using to screen applicants and how job seekers are working around it.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich revisits the year in news with a look at stories from 2013 that affected our wallets. Joining her is Marketplace’s David Gura, David Lazarus of the LA Times and NY Times reporter Tara Siegel Bernard. Plus, we help listeners prepare for the fast-approaching tax season with end-of-year planning tips and Marketplace reporter Stacey Vanek Smith explains why returning your unwanted holiday gifts may be harder this year. Also, blogger Joe Udo of the site RetireByForty.org gives us inspiration for keeping our new year’s financial goals by reflecting on a resolution he made at the start of 2013.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich gets into the spirit of giving with etiquette expert Thomas Farley, who offers tips on holiday tipping. Plus, Harvard professor Michael Norton and Eileen Heisman of National Philanthropic Trust talk about why we give and how to donate charitable contributions in the most effective way. Plus, whether you’re giving gift cards over the holidays or will receive some from loved ones, journalist Bob Sullivan shares some important rules and restrictions on the popular presents that you should be aware of. Also, Brian Hoyt of RetailMeNot.com offers ideas on how to find the best coupon deals online and personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole dispenses advice to young listeners about student loan debt.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores why new car sales are soaring and what that means for the used car inventory and consumers. Plus, the holidays are a great time for folks to earn extra cash through sites like Taskrabbit, where freelancers can bid for odd jobs. Carmen and a guest expert answer questions about saving for retirement from listeners working in the gig economy. Also, feeding your family can be an expensive feat during the holidays, particularly if you want to make meals that are nutritious. Stic of the rap group Dead Prez joins the show to talk about how to “eat good on a hood budget.”
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores the psychology of self-control leading up to the time of year when people make resolutions – financial and otherwise. She’s joined by Maria Konnikova, author of the forthcoming book “Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes” to talk about willpower, determination and rewards. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger also joins the program to help answer listeners’ questions about personal finance, plus Carmen digs into the topic of financial gifts in a special “Lightning Round” of Q&As. Also, we check back in with a former guest who had $1,000 riding on a weight loss competition to see what the outcome was.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich addresses some usual – and unusual – questions about how family and finances mix during the holiday season. First, reporter Stacey Vanek Smith shares the myriad ways stores use technology to stalk customers while they shop, in hopes of making them spend more money. Plus, psychiatrist Gail Saltz joins the program to discuss how people rationalize overspending on gifts for loved ones and ways to break that bad financial habit. Also, Greg Graffin of the punk rock band Bad Religion reflects on how his spending habits were shaped by his frugal father. And, a pair of personal finance experts debate the value of the financial literacy movement.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich presents a special collaboration with The New York Times called “The New Math of Healthcare.” The show features interviews with Times and Marketplace reporters who explore the changing landscape of American healthcare, including what the transitions mean for retirees and the uninsured. Plus, how to shop for the right health plan for you. We also check in with folks who have to work on the Thanksgiving holiday and break down what the latest news about the Dow means for the average investor.
This weekend, Marketplace Money’s host Carmen Wong Ulrich calculates the cost of homeownership with a first time home buyer. Jennifer wants to buy, but does the math and her motive align with the investment? Plus, what do you do with $500,000 in a savings account? When you meet a fee-only financial planner, how do you prepare yourself to get the most out of that conversation? Author Amy Tan talks pickles and soup. Eating out shaped the way she lives money. And Carmen also gets a guide to rating charities.
This weekend, newly minted Marketplace Money expert Carmen Wong Ulrich looks ahead to the holidays, gives listeners guidance, and even holds up to a lightning round of personal finance questions. Five minutes of fast and furious answers about paying off debt, buying a home, and starting a small business. We hear from a professor who went undercover as a worker in check cashing branch and what she learned from the experience. Carmen hosts a roundtable with a rabbi and Christian woman about what the relationship between money and religion is, and what it should be. Plus, Vanguard Founder John Bogle shares how his family shaped his money philosophy.
This weekend, personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich debuts as the new host of Marketplace Money. We'll have a round-up of personal-finance headlines in the news and a discussion on how keeping secrets about money affects relationships. Plus, a debate about whether or not marriage should be viewed as a financial contract. We'll answer questions about credit card debt, early retirement and the role credit history plays in personal identity from our listeners.
This week: Money Secrets. Shhh…. Secret bank accounts. Hidden credit cards. Hard to find investments. Fifteen percent of Americans—with merged finances—admit to having a financial account their partners don’t know about. We talk with two listeners who have squirreled away money. Also, a conversation with Carmen Wong Ulrich, the new Marketplace Money host. She talks about why we keep secrets and also answers listeners questions. Plus, your brain on money. Poverty, wealth, and decisions: Surprising new research about the mind’s financial eye.
This Week: Financial Health. Money can motivate us in all sorts of ways. Change your job. Pick one house over another. And in some instances, change our behavior. We spend time this week with two folks who have done that: using money to lose weight. Workplaces are also getting into the act. Using financial carrots and sticks to encourage healthier lifestyles for their workers. Plus, how should we learn about personal finance? With schools? And get some answers to these personal finance puzzles: When should you put a home on the market? What’s the math behind taking money out of your portfolio if you don’t want go back to work?