Marketplace Money for Friday, December 27, 2013

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This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich revisits the year in news with a look at stories from 2013 that affected our wallets. Joining her is Marketplace’s David Gura, David Lazarus of the LA Times and NY Times reporter Tara Siegel Bernard. Plus, we help listeners prepare for the fast-approaching tax season with end-of-year planning tips and Marketplace reporter Stacey Vanek Smith explains why returning your unwanted holiday gifts may be harder this year. Also, blogger Joe Udo of the site RetireByForty.org gives us inspiration for keeping our new year’s financial goals by reflecting on a resolution he made at the start of 2013.

Resolution recap: Joe Udo explains how he succeeded in 2013

Blogger Joe Udo, author of the site RetireByForty.org shares a story of successfully keeping one of his major financial resolutions during a tumultuous year for his family.
Posted In: financial resolutions, new year's resolution, goals, Personal Finance

The 4 biggest 2013 stories that impacted your wallet

We're joined by three journalists to talk about some of the biggest news stories of 2013 that affected our wallets.
Posted In: ask carmen, 2013, year in review, Personal Finance

5 tax tips for end-of-year planning

Certified financial planner Barry Glassman joins host Carmen Wong Ulrich to talk about getting prepared for tax season with tips for planning.
Posted In: Tax Tips