NPR http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1059/all en-US The 5 Best Money Podcasts http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-money-podcasts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-money-podcasts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_listening_podcast_000043540364.jpg" alt="Man listening to 5 best money podcasts on his phone" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have trouble sticking to a budget? Can't afford to pay a high-priced financial advisor to set you straight? Podcasts are not just for comedians and true crime &mdash; listen to these five money podcasts to help you <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-steps-to-budget-mastery-in-20-minutes-a-month">whip your finances into shape</a>:</p> <h2>1. You Need a Budget</h2> <p>This may not come as a surprise to you, but most Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. <a href="http://www.youneedabudget.com/blog/c/podcast/">You Need a Budget</a> is all about helping listeners slowly get out of debt and start making every dollar count. Making a budget is key, and not only does the podcast give you great advice, but the creator also <a href="https://www.youneedabudget.com/">made a software system</a> for budgeting that anyone can use. Whether you choose to use their software or not, using YNAB as a motivational tool is very useful. Listening to other families making financial progress might inspire you to reexamine your own budget.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Practical everyday budgeting advice and motivation.</p> <h2>2. Planet Money</h2> <p>It's great to learn how to manage your personal finances, but do you ever wonder <em>why</em> things are the way they are? To fully, truly understand why college costs so much, why our clothes come from Bangladesh, or why certain trends prevail in the modern economy, listen to <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/money/127413729/podcast/">Planet Money</a>. Think of it as <em>This American Life</em> for your finances. With fascinating stories from a global perspective, the charismatic reporters at <em>Planet Money</em> manage to make unwieldy, abstract economic theories fun and easy to understand.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Economics lessons and entertainment.</p> <h2>3. Money With Farnoosh Torabi</h2> <p>The wise and sharp <a href="http://podcast.farnoosh.tv/">Farnoosh Torabi</a> is both a great financial adviser and a great interviewer. She also does specific advice episodes, such as a recent one in which she invited an expert to answer a listener's question on how to save for a baby. If you're diving in for the first time, you're in luck: this podcast is on five times a week, so there's a lot of back catalog. It might be hard to catch up, so scroll through and pick the episodes most relevant to you.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Specific life planning and financial advice and recommendations to other financial gurus.</p> <h2>4. Stacking Benjamins</h2> <p>Joe, the host of <a href="https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/">Stacking Benjamins</a>, is a former financial planner. This helps considerably, because he does a great job of interviewing subjects who have gotten out of debt or have managed to build wealth. When you're not in the 1%, it sure seems really hard to do either of those, but listening to this podcast shows you that with careful planning and taking consistent baby steps, you can break the paycheck cycle, too.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Personal finance stories and practical money advice.</p> <h2>5. Marketplace</h2> <p>Are you a nerd for up-to-date financial intel? <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/">Marketplace</a> is a great public radio podcast covering the major finance and business news of the day. Hear everything from stock ticker news, to announcements from big brands, to reports about housing and credit. Host Kai Ryssdal also brings experts onto the show for interviews. Also good is the lighter Marketplace Weekend podcast &mdash; perfect for listening while gardening on a lazy Sunday.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Finance and business news and investment advice from experts.</p> <p><em>What are your favorite podcasts about money?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-money-podcasts">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-celebrities-with-shockingly-low-net-worths">6 Celebrities With Shockingly Low Net Worths</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-dumb-places-you-re-leaving-your-money">6 Dumb Places You’re Leaving Your Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-reasons-youre-bad-at-money-and-how-to-fix-it-asap">8 Reasons You&#039;re Bad at Money — And How to Fix It ASAP</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sensible-ways-to-raise-cash-for-a-wedding">Sensible Ways to Raise Cash for a Wedding</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance finance advice finance experts money NPR podcasts radio Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:15:50 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1593673 at http://www.wisebread.com Cultural Financial Problems and Learning to Cook: Wise Bread on Marketplace http://www.wisebread.com/cultural-financial-problems-and-learning-to-cook-wise-bread-on-marketplace <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/cultural-financial-problems-and-learning-to-cook-wise-bread-on-marketplace" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/communication-2715867-small.jpg" alt="can(&#039;t) communicate" title="can(&#039;t) communicate" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This month, I've appeared on one of my favorite radio shows, American Public Media's Marketplace Money:</p> <ul> <li>This weekend, I spoke with guest host Barbara Bogaev and a caller named Elizabeth about how to make financial decisions when two people come from very different cultural backgrounds. <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/culture-clash-reconciling-your-familys-different-attitudes-about-money">Listen here</a>!<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>The weekend of August 2nd, meanwhile,&nbsp;I&nbsp;participated in <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/need-book-can-help-your-finances-too">Marketplace Money's summer reading list</a>, recommending Mark Bittman's &quot;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764578650/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0764578650&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">How to Cook&nbsp;Everything</a>&quot; &mdash; a great resource if you want to save money by learning to cook.</li> </ul> <p>And of course, you can listen to Marketplace Money every weekend <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-money">on their website</a> or by tuning in to your local NPR station.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cultural-financial-problems-and-learning-to-cook-wise-bread-on-marketplace">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-a-frugal-valentines-day">Wise Bread on Marketplace: A Frugal Valentine&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-money-podcasts">The 5 Best Money Podcasts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-justifying-frugality">Wise Bread on Marketplace: Justifying Frugality</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-frugal-travel-that-isnt">Wise Bread on Marketplace: &quot;Frugal&quot; Travel That Isn&#039;t</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-pessimism-can-actually-improve-your-finances">4 Ways Pessimism Can Actually Improve Your Finances</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance APM marketplace NPR Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:26:47 +0000 Meg Favreau 981373 at http://www.wisebread.com Wise Bread on Marketplace: "Frugal" Travel That Isn't http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-frugal-travel-that-isnt <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wise-bread-on-marketplace-frugal-travel-that-isnt" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/carrying_suitcase.jpg" alt="Man carrying suitcase" title="Man carrying suitcase" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="144" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm back on American Public Media's <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-money">Marketplace Money</a> this weekend, chatting with the great Tess&nbsp;Vigeland about supposedly &quot;frugal&quot; travel that isn't worth it. You can <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/frugal-travels">listen online</a> or check <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/local-air-times-marketplace-money">local air times</a>.</p> <p>Want more information about making sure your frugal trip is worth it? Check out Julie's article on what <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fun-frugal-vacations-what-the-experts-fail-to-mention">experts fail to mention about frugal vacations</a>, Jason's piece on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-maximize-your-airline-mileage-redemptions">maximizing your airline mileage redemptions</a>, or our collection of the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/travel-resources">40 most useful travel websites that can save you a fortune</a>.</p> <p>You can also take a listen to my previous Marketplace Money segments:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/frugal-gardener">The Frugal Gardener</a> (with a recipe for <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/frugal-gardener">herbed cucumber soup</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/my-frugal-valentine">My Frugal Valentine</a> (with recipes for <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/makin-money/chocolate-truffles-three-ways">easy chocolate truffles and bourbon balls</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/start-forget-you-fund">Start a &quot;Forget You&quot; Fund</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/making-gifts-people-will">Homemade Gifts People Will&nbsp;Like</a> (with recipes for <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/makin-money/diy-christmas-fridge-pickles-and-infused-booze">fridge pickles and infused booze</a>)</li> </ul> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-frugal-travel-that-isnt">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-a-frugal-valentines-day">Wise Bread on Marketplace: A Frugal Valentine&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-justifying-frugality">Wise Bread on Marketplace: Justifying Frugality</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-great-homemade-gifts">Wise Bread on Marketplace: Great Homemade Gifts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cultural-financial-problems-and-learning-to-cook-wise-bread-on-marketplace">Cultural Financial Problems and Learning to Cook: Wise Bread on Marketplace</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-112-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/12, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements APM marketplace NPR Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:05:50 +0000 Meg Favreau 948686 at http://www.wisebread.com Wise Bread on Marketplace: Justifying Frugality http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-justifying-frugality <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wise-bread-on-marketplace-justifying-frugality" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/radio_1.jpg" alt="Couple and a radio" title="Couple and a radio" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="169" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm back on American Public Media's <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-money">Marketplace Money</a> this weekend, chatting with the always-wonderful&nbsp;Tess&nbsp;Vigeland about justifying your frugal lifestyle (or, moreover, not feeling like you should have to). You can <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-money">listen online</a> or check <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/local-air-times-marketplace-money">local air times</a>.</p> <p>You can also take a listen to my previous Marketplace Money segments:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/frugal-gardener">The Frugal Gardener</a> (with a recipe for <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/frugal-gardener">herbed cucumber soup</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/my-frugal-valentine">My Frugal Valentine</a> (with recipes for <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/makin-money/chocolate-truffles-three-ways">easy chocolate truffles and bourbon balls</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/start-forget-you-fund">Start a &quot;Forget You&quot; Fund</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/making-gifts-people-will">Homemade Gifts People Will&nbsp;Like</a> (with recipes for <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/makin-money/diy-christmas-fridge-pickles-and-infused-booze">fridge pickles and infused booze</a>)</li> </ul> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-justifying-frugality">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-a-frugal-valentines-day">Wise Bread on Marketplace: A Frugal Valentine&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-frugal-travel-that-isnt">Wise Bread on Marketplace: &quot;Frugal&quot; Travel That Isn&#039;t</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-great-homemade-gifts">Wise Bread on Marketplace: Great Homemade Gifts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cultural-financial-problems-and-learning-to-cook-wise-bread-on-marketplace">Cultural Financial Problems and Learning to Cook: Wise Bread on Marketplace</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-112-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/12, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements APM marketplace NPR Fri, 25 May 2012 09:48:21 +0000 Meg Favreau 930321 at http://www.wisebread.com Wise Bread on Marketplace: A Frugal Valentine's Day http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-a-frugal-valentines-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wise-bread-on-marketplace-a-frugal-valentines-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/stormtrooper_heart.jpg" alt="A Star Wars stormtrooper in love" title="A Star Wars stormtrooper in love" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="127" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I'm not the biggest Valentine's Day fan. It's not that I hate love, but I do hate all of the expensive things people are expected to do to express that love. And personally, I fail to see how a gold-script card and box of chocolates (or worse &mdash; a poorly made stuffed bear holding a heart) from the drug store is the proper expression of something as profound as loving another human being.</p> <p>But I'm not a total sourpuss &mdash; I just think that there are more personal, and definitely more frugal, ways to celebrate Valentine's Day. That's why I chatted with <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-money"><em>Marketplace Money</em></a> host Tess&nbsp;Vigeland over the weekend about wonderful and cheap V-Day celebrations.&nbsp;Plus, many of these great gifts and celebrations can be pulled off last-minute, if you happen to be reading this on February 14</p> <p>You can <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/my-frugal-valentine">listen to or read the segment online</a>, and check out my super-easy recipe for awesome <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/makin-money/chocolate-truffles-three-ways">chocolate truffles</a>.</p> <p><em>Are you celebrating a frugal Valentine's Day? Share what you're doing in the comments!</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-a-frugal-valentines-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-justifying-frugality">Wise Bread on Marketplace: Justifying Frugality</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-frugal-travel-that-isnt">Wise Bread on Marketplace: &quot;Frugal&quot; Travel That Isn&#039;t</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cultural-financial-problems-and-learning-to-cook-wise-bread-on-marketplace">Cultural Financial Problems and Learning to Cook: Wise Bread on Marketplace</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-great-homemade-gifts">Wise Bread on Marketplace: Great Homemade Gifts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-119-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-200-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/19, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $200 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements APM marketplace cheap Valentine ideas NPR Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:36:11 +0000 Meg Favreau 896794 at http://www.wisebread.com Wise Bread on Marketplace: Great Homemade Gifts http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-great-homemade-gifts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wise-bread-on-marketplace-great-homemade-gifts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/giving_a_gift.jpg" alt="Woman giving a gift" title="Woman giving a gift" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I love homemade gifts...well, most of them. Around the winter holidays every year, there are always those people who seem to think that <em>anything</em> homemade makes a great gift &mdash; it's the thought that counts.</p> <p>I disagree with that. There are some darn awful homemade gifts out there &mdash; gifts that are poorly timed, tacky, or, more than anything, don't take what the giftee might actually like into account.</p> <p>Last week, I was thrilled to go on one of my favorite radio shows, <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-money">Marketplace Money</a>, and talk with host <a href="https://twitter.com/radiotess">Tess Vigeland</a> about tasteless homemade gifts and some great things to make and give instead. It was a lot of fun, and Tess is as awesome, friendly, and funny as she sounds.</p> <p>The show aired over the weekend, but you can still <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/making-gifts-people-will">listen to the segment</a> and check out my recipes for <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/node/48522">fridge pickles and infused liquor</a> on the Marketplace website.</p> <p><em>Are you making gifts this year? What's the best homemade gift you've been given? The worst?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-on-marketplace-great-homemade-gifts">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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