This weekend, we're talking about secrets, side gigs, and growing economies. In part two of "Six Routes to Riches," our co-production with the BBC, we travel to Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. Later, Lizzie discusses the business of unveiling government secrets with MuckRock co-founder Michael Morisy, and a bartender tells all...about the people who tell him everything.
This weekend, we're talking about mobility and the American Dream. As the first part of a collaborative series, "Six Routes to Riches" with the BBC, we examine what it takes to succeed in the German economy. Plus, guest host Barbara Bogaev speaks with Marketplace's Amy Scott about how early education impacts future economic mobility. We also hear a personal story from Jay Cramer about how losing his physical mobility changed his finances.
This weekend, we're talking about cheating, in big business, in relationships and even by accident. Guest host Lisa Desjardins of the PBS Newshour speaks with former CFO of HealthSouth, Aaron Beam, about what happened to a cheater during one of the biggest accounting scandals in history. Duke professor and dishonesty expert Dan Ariely explains why we cheat. Lisa talks with the founder of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison about the business of cheating, and a Google hacker explains how hackers cheat...for good. Three listeners tell their stories of cheating in their own financial lives and one test drives a Cadillac he can't afford, just to get bonus gift. We talk about cheating by accident with an accountant working on healthcare taxes. On next week's show, we're talking about mobility. How is the American Dream working out for you? Do you feel upwardly mobile? Tell us your stories. Write to us here, on the web, or tweet us @MarketplaceWKND.
This weekend, we focus on crashes, in the global economy, in our personal finances, and even in our cars. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch and guest host David Lazarus discuss what happens when a country crashes. Meteorologist Gary Dobbs tells his story of what happened when his world came literally crashing down around him. David talks with Patrick Markee about homelessness, and Darlene Bel Grayson talks about what it feels like to be homeless temporarily for the first time. David talks with Bloomberg's Katie Benner about tech bubbles and bursts. We talk about crashes and recoveries -- in Atlantic City, and for former professional gambler Josh Axelrad. On next week's show, we're talking about cheating. If you have a story about about how your personal economy changed because of cheating -- financial cheating, romantic cheating, or even a time you cheated yourself -- tell us. What happened? How did you make it through? Write to us here, on the web, or tweet us @MarketplaceWKND.
This weekend, we talk about gaps, big and small, in our economy, our psychology, and our finances. Inequality scholar Branko Milanovic discusses wealth and income gaps globally. Two people working in China discuss what the economy there feels like. Psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn speaks about the gap between desire and fulfillment, and how you can use it to make the most of your purchases. Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson discuss the time it takes for new technology to be introduced to the market. Jamelle Bouie talks with Lizzie about social inequality gaps, and later, one listener tells the story of financial gaps in his own life. And next week, we're focusing on leaps. Have you ever taken a financial leap of faith? Tell us about it, here, on the web, or @MarketplaceWKND.
This weekend, we focus on inheritance. Stephen Goss, chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, speaks with Lizzie about what the Baby Boom generation is leaving behind for current workers. Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, discusses how to retire out of debt. Three mayors talk about the city governments they inherited from their predecessors, and Lizzie and Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson talk about digital inheritance. Author David J. Garrow speaks with Lizzie about the Martin Luther King Jr. legacy. Financial planner Chris Long talks about how to handle inheritance within families. And next week, we're thinking about gaps. Have you ever had a gap? A month, a year, or more, in schooling or employment. Maybe you needed to save money, or take care of a relative, or lost your job. Tell us your stories, here, on the web, or @MarketplaceWKND.