Apr 9, 2010

Marketplace Money for April 10-11, 2010

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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.

Segments From this episode

Meet the tax man himself

Apr 9, 2010
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.

In California, the state does your taxes

Apr 9, 2010
Julie Small reports on a state government program that prepares your taxes for you.

Name your yearly tax ritual

Apr 9, 2010
People around the country describe what they go through as April 15th draws near.

The psychology behind taxes

Apr 9, 2010
Bill Congdon of the Brookings Institution has studied the behavioral patterns behind taxes. He talks to Tess Vigeland.

Getting Personal

Apr 9, 2010
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.

Are we to blame for new airline fees?

Apr 9, 2010
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.

China's national sport: tax evasion?

Apr 9, 2010
Scott Tong reports on the widespread game of tax evasion in China.

Tax day: Annual whack upside the head

Apr 9, 2010
Commentator Harriet Brackey says the pain you feel on tax day isn't all bad.

Answering to both God and Uncle Sam

Apr 9, 2010
Reporter Sally Herships profiles Nikia Robert -- a woman who left Wall Street to work as both a minister and a tax preparer.

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.