Dec 10, 2013 — It's easy to trade in your old car at a dealer, but that might mean missing out on a lot of money. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad about changes in the used car market.
Dec 9, 2013 — Every holiday season, people splurge on gift items to make their loved ones smile - but does buying all that stuff really make people happy? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about buying happiness.
Oct 29, 2013 — During the government shutdown, thousands of people with stable jobs suddenly found themselves without paychecks and scraping to get by. NPR Senior Business editor Marilyn Geewax talks with host Michel Martin about why rainy day funds are important, and how to create one.
Oct 22, 2013 — Dozens of local municipalities are facing major budget issues, with pension debts getting much of the blame. And many city workers are finding their retirement funds in danger, or worse. Host Michel Martin speaks with Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post, about the issue.
Sep 3, 2013 — An endless number of personal finance apps help consumers keep track of their money. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lisa Gerstner of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, about the different options for tracking savings and spending on mobile devices.
Jul 23, 2013 — Financial advisors say budgeting is essential to achieving financial prosperity. Yet only 1 in 3 Americans have a detailed budget, according to a recent poll. Host Michel Martin speaks with finance expert Louis Barajas for tips on how to build a budget that actually works.
Jul 16, 2013 — It's summer and a lot of people are thinking about vacations and barbecues. But what about your 401(k)? Many financial experts say July is a perfect time to review your yearly financial goals. Host Michel Martin speaks with Money Coach Alvin Hall about how to refocus your financial priorities.
Jul 9, 2013 — Summertime isn't just for lollygagging. Many teens are working hard to pick up a few dollars. But how can parents prevent kids from squandering hard-earned cash and save some for the future? Host Michel Martin gets tips from financial expert Alvin Hall.
Jun 18, 2013 — One in five consumers has an error on their credit report, according to the Federal Trade Commission. How can you keep from being one of them? Host Michel Martin speaks with Louis Barajas, personal finance expert, about the steps you can take to make sure your credit report is on the up and up.
Jun 11, 2013 — Interest rates have shot up recently, and if the rise continues, it could affect everything from home loans to retirement plans. Host Michel Martin speaks with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about whether you should do anything to prepare, if rates continue to climb.