Money Mondays

Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts.  Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS news and CBS.com. Skip: You are joining us this morning to talk about credit card debt, correct? […]

Today’s Money Mondays topic is crowdfunding. Why? Mellody:  As of last week, new rules rolled out by the Securities and Exchange commission will permit anyone, not just the well-heeled, to risk their own money investing in small companies in exchange for a stake in the business. Essentially, it allows anyone to act as a venture […]

  Tom: You are here this morning to talk about the growth of freelancing, correct? Mellody: I am, Tom. One of the huge stories that has…

Tom: This morning we have a bit of a serious topic: estate planning. Mellody: Obviously, no one likes to think about their own mortality, but I…

Tom: You have a great topic for us today: Paying for college. Mellody: It is that time of year, Tom. College acceptance letters have gone…

Tom: We have a great topic this morning – how to take care of your old 401k accounts. Mellody:  This is a very important topic,…

  Tom: This morning you join us to talk about overdraft charges. Mellody: I do, because this is a very big issue many people are confronted with…

  Tom: Hi, Mellody! Mellody: Good morning, Tom! Tom: This morning you join us to talk about tax time saving, and a campaign to promote savings.…

  Tom: Good morning, Mellody! Mellody: Good morning, Tom! Tom: This morning for Money Monday you are going to give us a heads up on some…

  It’s a new year and that means you should have a new financial plan if you’re not happy with where you are. Here are…

Money Mondays special guest host Rob Wilson, in for the vacationing Mellody Hobson, says that you can still choose to buy a gift that is…

What are some year-end financials tips? MELLODY: The end of the year is always a busy time with all of the planning for the season, the…