Marketplace Money for April 10-11, 2010

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Answering to both God and Uncle Sam

Reporter Sally Herships profiles Nikia Robert -- a woman who left Wall Street to work as both a minister and a tax preparer.
Posted In: Taxes

Tax day: Annual whack upside the head

Commentator Harriet Brackey says the pain you feel on tax day isn't all bad.

China's national sport: tax evasion?

Scott Tong reports on the widespread game of tax evasion in China.
Posted In: Taxes

Are we to blame for new airline fees?

Tess Vigeland explores what's behind the airline industry's growing charges -- from paying extra for carry-ons to the new "pay-per-pee" system.
Posted In: Airlines

Getting Personal

Economics editor Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland answer listener questions, but first they explore whether to refund or not to refund, and what to do with the money if you do get some back from the IRS.
Posted In: Taxes

The psychology behind taxes

Bill Congdon of the Brookings Institution has studied the behavioral patterns behind taxes. He talks to Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Taxes

Name your yearly tax ritual

People around the country describe what they go through as April 15th draws near.
Posted In: Taxes

In California, the state does your taxes

Julie Small reports on a state government program that prepares your taxes for you.
Posted In: Taxes

Meet the tax man himself

Internal Revenue Commissioner Doug Shulman talks to Tess Vigeland about doing his own taxes, and how the recession led the IRS to do things differently this year.
Posted In: Taxes

Music from this show

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The Outer Banks
The Album Leaf
Tax Free
Jimi Hendrix
Rio (2009 Remastered Version)
Duran Duran
Ashes of the Pagoda
Guitargarden