Radio Archive by Tag

Personal Finance

  • Taxes.

    523: Death and Taxes 04.25.2014

    Al Drucker used to work for the IRS doing tax enforcement. One thing he found really helpful in ...Neighbors/NeighborhoodsPersonal Finance

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  • Money for Nothing and Your Cows for Free.

    503: I Was Just Trying To Help 08.16.2013

    Planet Money reporters David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein went to Kenya to see the work of a ...EconomicsPersonal Finance

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  • Don't Hate The Player.

    412: Million Dollar Idea 07.16.2010

    Shawn Allee tells a story of the oldest kind of million dollar idea, the scam. Or was it an ...Personal FinanceTelevision

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  • Fall 2009.

    390: Return To The Giant Pool of Money 09.25.2009

    We catch back up with the people we met in 2008, to see how they've fared over the last 18 ...BusinessEconomicsHousing

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  • Prologue. Madoff.

    376: Wrong Side of History 03.13.2009

    Host Ira Glass speaks with Harold Wilshinsky about a piece of advice he gave to his daughter and ...FathersPersonal Finance

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  • Putting The Cart Before The Porsche.

    368: Who Do You Think You Are? 11.07.2008

    Sara was raised in a fancy suburban neighborhood with strict parents who liked to flaunt their ...ActivismChildhoodLive Performance

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  • Everything Must Go.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    Nellie Thomas sold ammunition illegally on the South side of Chicago. He made a good living—in ...CrimePersonal Finance

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  • Show Me The Annuity.

    329: Nice Work If You Can Get It 04.06.2007

    This American Life producer Alex Blumberg talks with Ed Ugel, who had a very unusual dream job: ...GamblingJobs/EmploymentPersonal Finance

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  • Everything Must Go.

    311: A Better Mousetrap 04.14.2006

    Nellie Thomas sold ammunition illegally on the South side of Chicago. He made a good living—in ...CrimePersonal Finance

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  • Taxation Without Inebriation.

    306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time 01.13.2006

    After years of neglecting their personal finances, Joel and his wife finally decide to sort ...AlcoholPersonal Finance

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  • The Things That Money Can Buy.

    301: Settling the Score 11.11.2005

    Beau O'Reilly gets a chance to settle a 17-year-old score with the help of the Chicago police. ...Personal FinancePolice

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  • Mothers Of Invention.

    298: Getting and Spending 09.23.2005

    Five stories of people doing what they think they have to, in order to make ends meet. A ...EconomicsPersonal Finance

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  • Farm Eye For The Farm Guy.

    273: Put Your Heart In It 09.24.2004

    Hilary Hoffman wanted to give up his nine-to-five urban life. So he convinced his wife they ...BusinessPersonal Finance

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  • Prologue.

    270: Family Legend 08.06.2004

    Host Ira Glass talks to Eddie Schmidt about his Aunt Mary, the source of the best stories in his ...FamilyPersonal Finance

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  • The Router Less Taken.

    263: Desperate Measures 04.16.2004

    A man tries to unload a piece of junk he bought by selling it on eBay...not by concealing its ...Personal FinanceRetail/Commerce

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  • The Entities Known As The Food And Drug Administration.

    262: Miracle Cures 04.02.2004

    Julia Whitty's father's cancer medication cost $47,000 a year if she bought it in the United ...CancerCrimeHealth Care/Medicine

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  • On Hold, No One Can Hear You Scream.

    253: The Middle of Nowhere 12.05.2003

    This American Life senior producer Julie Snyder found herself in a ten-month battle with her ...Personal FinanceTelephone

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  • Zero Divided By Zero Is Still Zero.

    250: The Annoying Gap Between Theory...and Practice 11.07.2003

    What happens if you're poor, and do everything right, all your budgeting, all your choices...are ...FamilyPersonal Finance

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  • Keeping It In The Family.

    245: Allure of the Mean Friend 09.05.2003

    An excerpt of Bernard Cooper's story about the bill he got from his own father, for the entire ...FathersPersonal Finance

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  • Playing Clinton In The Bush Leagues.

    240: I'm In Charge Now 06.20.2003

    Katy Vine reports on yet another promising young person, Tye Thomas, and how he went through the ...Personal FinancePolitics

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  • Prologue.

    239: Lost in America 06.06.2003

    Host Ira Glass tells the story of Chris Sewell, who was living on the street and yet somehow ...HomelessnessLive PerformancePersonal Finance

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  • Dave Knows.

    236: My Two Cents 04.11.2003

    The story of a man who might have a better grip on what's going on in the economy of ...FamilyPersonal FinanceRadio

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  • Prologue.

    222: Suckers 09.27.2002

    Host Ira Glass talks with Adam and Wendy, a couple whose world view was changed when they bought ...HousingPersonal Finance

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  • No Receipt, No Surrender.

    222: Suckers 09.27.2002

    Jen's mom Sheila does things like this: She buys a brand name at a discount store, and then ...MothersPersonal FinanceRetail/Commerce

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  • Prologue.

    113: Windfall 10.16.1998

    Todd Powell won $27 million dollars from the Florida State lottery. The windfall ended his ...GamblingPersonal Finance

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  • But Baby It's Cold Outside.

    113: Windfall 10.16.1998

    Seattle writer Dan Savage on how a windfall check he got in the mail is hurting his family life. ...FamilyPersonal Finance

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  • Money Is Good.

    113: Windfall 10.16.1998

    How one woman learned to stop worrying and start spending. Liz Gilbert and her husband Michael ...EconomicsFamilyMarriage

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  • Pot Of Gold.

    113: Windfall 10.16.1998

    Writer Scott Carrier in Salt Lake City tells the story of someone's life that improved with a ...HousingLegal SystemMental Health

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  • Prologue. Lottery Players.

    62: Something for Nothing 05.02.1997

    Ira visits the lottery stand in Chicago that sells more lottery tickets than any other: Hannah's ...BusinessPersonal FinanceRetail/Commerce

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  • Carmen Becomes Faust.

    43: Faustian Bargains 11.22.1996

    Carmen Delzell on a deal she made with the devil when she turned 30. (14 minutes)HousingJobs/EmploymentPersonal Finance

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  • More Lies.

    18: Liars 03.28.1996

    A girl who adored her father tries to figure out what to think after he takes some of her ...CrimeFamilyFathers

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