In more than 20 years in public radio, Barbara Bogaev has served as the longtime guest host of NPR’s flagship program Fresh Air with Terry Gross, as well as host of APM’s news and culture magazine, Weekend America and the weekly national documentary series, Soundprint. A Philadelphia native, she began her radio career as the producer of the award-winning talk show, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Currently based in Los Angeles, Bogaev is a frequent guest host of member station KPCC’s daily news magazine, Take Two, and a recent fellow with the USC/Annenberg Getty Foundation Arts Journalism program. When not on the air, Bogaev writes for the critical-culture website HiLobrow.com, blogs at alwaysmorequestions.com, and donates her family homebrew, Biohazard Ale, to the underground trap-door bar of the L.A. art collective, Machine Project.

Features By Barbara Bogaev

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How to successfully ask family members for a loan

Economist Diane Lim offers callers advice about family loans, inheritance, and helping your parents deal with their finances.
Posted In: family finances, Personal Finance, family lending, Inheritance
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Can we afford kids? Talking about the steep pricetag of parenthood

One of the most difficult financial realities to face is the decision to delay having a family for people who want children. A pair of listeners share how they talk with their partners about the cost of children -- and the choice to put off parenthood.
Posted In: Personal Finance, family finances, children
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How to talk about money with aging parents

Sorting out your financial relationship with your parents can be more crucial than you think.
Posted In: aging, elderly, parents
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Giving away your inheritance

Here's a conversation that might prove tricky: a young adult who tells her parents that she plans on giving away her inheritance.
Posted In: family, family finances, Charity, Inheritance, wealth
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Family finance with 'The Simpsons'

What can one of America's favorite sitcoms teach us about family and money?
Posted In: family finances, television, The Simpsons, comedy
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Culture clash: Reconciling your family's different attitudes about money

What happens when multicultural families have to deal with different financial upbringings?
Posted In: family, multicultural, family finances
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Should you cancel your trip when there's a travel advisory?

So you're heading to a country that has a travel warning or alert. What should you do? Advice from the airfare watchdog.
Posted In: Travel, travel alert, travel costs
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How to use social media for effective customer service

Sometimes it pays to use Facebook or Twitter to get effective customer service. Tips on how to get the results you want.
Posted In: social media, customer service
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Consumer complaint? Who you gonna call? Try the government

Since 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been collecting consumer complaints and helping people resolve their disputes with companies. Richard Cordray, the newly confirmed CFPB director, talks about using his organization as a resource.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Personal Finance
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Farewell, Fannie and Freddie? How a privatized mortgage industry affects you

Congress's proposed plans to phase out government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will almost certainly mean higher mortgage rates for consumers.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mortgage, housing crisis

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