Marketplace Money

Sunday 3pm
Tess Vigeland

Each week on Marketplace Money, Tess Vigeland and her guestslooks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact your wallet.

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  • Friday, April 18, 2014 11:17am
    This week on Marketplace Money, host Lizzie O'Leary and personal finance writer Kristin Wong discuss budgeting when you're broke — yes, you can save money even when you don't have much of it. Personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole tackles questions from our listeners. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson dissects the latest when it comes to money and mobile technology. Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of The Confidence Code, explain the importance of confidence for women in the workforce, and Airfare Watchdog's George Hobica tells us why it pays to be nice to your flight attendant.
  • Friday, April 11, 2014 2:13pm
    This week on Marketplace Money, guest host Lizzie O'Leary and tax attorney Kelly Phillips Erb give tax advice for last-minute filers. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson tells us about the final days of Windows XP and why you should really, really upgrade if you still use it. Lizzie O’Leary and LA Times Consumer Finance Columnist David Lazarus answer questions from our listeners. Matthew Boesler, Business Insider reporter, tells us about the impact of food inflation on food prices, personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi gives us her tips for spring cleaning, and poet Doug Kearney tells us what he learned about money growing up.
  • Friday, April 4, 2014 3:25pm
    This week on Marketplace Money, guest host Lizzie O'Leary and personal finance expert Jill Schlesinger tackle questions from our listeners. We're all trying to save money, but there are some times when being cheap costs you more in the long run. Personal finance writer Daryl Paranada tells us about times when spending can actually help you save. The latest monthly jobs report is released, more people are quitting their jobs but the unemployment rate continues to drop from the height of the recession. Good news or bad news? Tim Wu tells us about how the rise of convenience means we're spending more time than ever under the "tyranny of tiny tasks." And even if you write for one of the most successful shows in TV history, your parents are still gonna give you advice. "The Simpsons" writer Michael Price tells us about what he learned from being raised by parents who weren't exactly thrilled with the idea of a career in theater.
  • Friday, March 28, 2014 1:39pm
    This week on Marketplace Money, guest host Lizzie O’Leary presents a special collaboration with the Your Money section of the New York Times called “Work in America.” Marketplace reporters Mitchell Hartman and Adriene Hill and Times reporters Tara Siegel Bernard and Paul Sullivan join the program to examine the personal finance issues surrounding young workers, temporary/freelance employees, gender discrimination in the workplace and mid-career workers who want to change professions. Also, Helaine Olen, author of “Pound Foolish” explores the challenges of being in the workforce at retirement age and Kimberly Palmer, author of “The Economy of You,” offers tips on how to successfully take on a side gig or start a second career.
  • Friday, March 21, 2014 1:46pm
    This week, guest host Lizzie O’Leary and personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole answer listeners’ questions about money. Plus, we explore the tensions that arise in neighborhoods where gentrification has caused both economic and cultural shifts and discuss how raising the minimum wage would affect the day-to-day lifestyles of families and individuals. Also, who do you tip and why? A new Starbucks app makes it easy to add gratuity to your purchases, but just because it’s convenient, does that mean people will pay?

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12:00am

Fri January 13, 2012
Whiteboard Video

Private Equity Explained

Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It’s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.

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11:47am

Thu January 5, 2012
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What is Re-hypothecation?

The term Re-hypothecation came up a lot during the MF Global meltdown. It’s quite a common term in the securities market – but what does it mean? Marketplace Money senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.

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3:42pm

Fri December 16, 2011
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What is a junk bond?

Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, “junk” bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they’re extremely useful. Sometimes. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is. 

7:04am

Mon December 5, 2011
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Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of Euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.

5:31am

Mon November 14, 2011

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