• David Ira Roth

Mariana Iranzi - Children's Musician, Composer, Bassist

Updated: Nov 20, 2018

We chat with Mariana about her life and career as a musician, including her time in Argentina and Berklee College of Music.

Recorded live at ZUMIX in East Boston
Recorded live at ZUMIX in East Boston

Freelance Finance is the show where we go in depth into the financial and personal lives of Boston based freelancers. It is hosted by David Ira Roth and airs Thursdays at 11am on 94.9FM in Boston (WZMR - ZUMIX Radio). You can also listen live at Listen to this episode in iTunes

Find Mariana Online

Mariana Iranzi's Website -


Summer Beach family

Vacation goes awry, and still the water flows

Time is not cherished,

but rather spent with our kin Never retrieve it. Quiz Questions

The Argentine Peso is at a historic low vs the US Dollar - Which of the following would likely increase the value of the Argentine Peso:

A. The replace the current image on the currency with hand-drawn images of Pokemon, selling them in packs of 5, with a random 1/10 chance of having one of the bills be on a reflective foil, making the currency a collectable, and thus increasing the value. B. Removing some of the currency from circulation, decreasing the supply, thus increasing the value. C. There is nothing that can be done to impact the value of the currency - not even Justin Bieber can save them.

According to the WSJ, The peso is down more than 25% this year against the dollar. The major push on the Argentinian economy is the rise of utility rates. To ease this, the International Monetary Fund is loaning money to Argentina - 50 Billion in total - as of the article, the loan is yet to be approved.

2. Credit card payments have grown in recent years. However, there is a risk of credit card theft and fraudulent transactions. If your card is stolen, and there are fraudulent charges what is true:

A. You are responsible for all the charges on the card, except for Milli Vanilli concert, mostly because they didn’t play live. B. You are responsible for a maximum $200 or 10% of your credit limit, whichever is larger. C. You are responsible for the first $50 of charges, after that you are free and clear as long as you report it right away.

Note: This is a federal limit for credit card fraud, however you must report it right away. Some credit cards have zero liability.

3. Tax forms can be confusing, probably more so to those who are not US Citizens. Which of the following is a real form a non-citizen might need to file:

A. IRS Form 8233 which is for a nonresident alien individual claiming a tax treaty exemption, provided that their parents are born on earth, or at least somewhere in the milky way galaxy. B. IRS Form 617 - Declaring that you are a resident of Boston, and will forever pledge your loyalty to Boston sports. This specifically includes the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins, even if they don’t make the postseason. C. IRS Form 867 from ISC code section 5309 - Authorizing you to call the IRS on behalf of another person, originally drafted by Jenny and Tommy Two Tone in 1981.

Note: Non-citizens still have a tax reporting and filing requirement if they work in the US. Often times there are tax treaties which will reduce or eliminate any taxes owed, however you may still need to file forms to stay compliant.


1 = B

2 = C 3 = A

Song in this episode:

Hola Hello - Bilingual Song for Kids - Mariana Iranzi

Veo Veo - Mariana Iranzi

Caracol - Cancion Infantil - Mariana Iranzi

This episode was recorded live at Zumix Radio in East Boston.

Disclaimer: Any information provided is for informational purposes only. It cannot be used for the purposes of avoiding penalties or taxes.

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