Feb 25, 2014 — Employers are making some changes to how they contribute to employee retirement funds, but some financial experts say it could mean a smaller nest egg for retirees.
Feb 11, 2014 — Some Americans are discovering the high cost of love. That's because some online flings are pumping them for money — sometimes tens of thousand of dollars. It's what experts call a "sweetheart scam." Host Michel Martin finds out more from consumer columnist Sheryl Harris.
Feb 4, 2014 — Host Michel Martin talks with financial planner Louis Barajas about how IRAs work, and how investors can use them to help people prepare for retirement.
Jan 28, 2014 — Hackers may have collected the financial data of millions of Target customers last holiday season. Now, scammers are trying to take advantage of the chaos. Sheryl Harris, consumer columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, talks to host Michel Martin about protecting your finances from bad guys.
Jan 8, 2014 — Many people make New Year's resolutions to get a handle on their finances. But consumer columnist Sheryl Harris says there are some myths about how consumer credit works. She tells host Michel Martin more.
Dec 17, 2013 — Money coach Alvin Hall speaks with host Michel Martin about how to prepare your financial goals for the new year.
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.