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Carmen Wong Ulrich
Marketplace Money connects your personal finances with the week's top economic news. This program offers a mix of feature stories and segments to help people better manage, save and spend money.
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Friday, November 29, 2013 7:07pmThis 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.
Friday, November 22, 2013 12:07pmThis 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.
Friday, November 15, 2013 6:37pmThis 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.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:00amThis 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.
Friday, November 1, 2013 4:11pmThis 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.