This week, guest host David Lazarus of the LA Times and Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith discuss the latest report on data brokers. Should you be worried about what they're doing with your information? Financial journalist Ilyce Glink talks with David about the fall and rise of home-equity loans. Jessica in Orlando, Florida wants to know if it makes more financial sense to buy a more expensive home in a good school district or spend nearly $10,000 a year on private school tuition. Then, Kim in Minneapolis writes in to find out if credit counseling is the best way to tackle her student loans plus $24,000 in credit card debt leftover from an old relationship. Mary Beth Franklin, a contributing editor at InvestmentNews, talks with guest host David Lazarus about how to get the most out of your Social Security benefits.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, guest host Barbara Bogaev talks with psychologist Emily Bianchi about the link between narcissism and growing up during a recession. Also, Marketplace Tech Report host Ben Johnson joins Barbara Bogaev to talk what's new in the world of technology. Financial expert Lauren Lyons Cole stops by to help answer listeners' most challenging financial questions. Catey Hill, consumer reporter for MarketWatch, joins the show to give some tips on when to find the best shopping deals. Barbara Bogaev is also joined by Gerri Detweiler, the director of consumer education for Credit.com, about how and when to consider taking out a debt consolidation loan.
This weekend on Marketplace Money, guest host Barbara Bogaev talks with Travis Dorsch, sports psychologist and professor at Utah State University about how overspending on kids’ sports can lead to a decrease in the child’s enjoyment and motivation to play sports. Certified Financial Planner Louis Barajas stops by to help answer listeners’ financial questions and Ryan Lile, founder of Savvy Traveler and Frequent Flyer Academy shows us how to maximize our frequent flyer rewards while minimizing the headache of booking a flight. Then, Nicole Williams and Barbara Bogaev talk about common mistakes made on LinkedIn and how the platform differs from a traditional resume. Finally, comedian Hari Kondabolu talks about how Monopoly changed his life.