Personal Incomes

2:00pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Income

What ‘Side Of The Tracks’ Do You Live On? This Map Will Show You

Screencap of Boulder as seen on RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com. Warmer colors signify poorer areas, cooler colors more affluent.

President Obama will touch on many issues during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, including the economy. While RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com has been around for over a year, it clearly shows the varying income levels across every city in the country.

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10:01pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Planet Money

What The IRS Could Learn From Mormons

The money Mormons tithe goes to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then is distributed to congregations around the world.
Douglas C. Pizac AP

Many religious traditions stress the importance of charity. But Mormons are remarkable for the amount and the precision with which they give to their church.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that each Mormon in good standing should tithe 10 percent of his or her income. The money goes right to church headquarters in Salt Lake City and then is distributed back to congregations around the world.

"That's written in stone, and preached from the pulpit," says Gordon Dahl, an economist at the University of California, San Diego, who is Mormon.

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12:11pm

Fri April 29, 2011
Personal Finance

Personal Incomes Increase, Gains Given Back at the Pump

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The Commerce Department says American’s personal incomes rose in March. But much of that extra money went to pay for more costly gasoline.

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