Marielle Segarra is a former reporter for Marketplace. She covers taxes and consumer psychology. She covered retail, consumer psychology and the economy. One topic she enjoyed exploring: how we shop – and the emotions that come up as we do. Pride. Guilt. Frustration. She also followed small businesses as they find their way in the pandemic and is always trying to show people how the ins and outs of the economy are relevant to their lives.
What was your first job?
Summer camp counselor to a bunch of 5-year-olds.
In your next life, what would your career be?
I think I would still want to create things. Maybe I'd be a chef. Or an interior designer. Or I'd write for a TV show.
Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.
Financial stability, which is a good start.
What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?
My stash of chocolate.