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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.

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Features by Barbara Bogaev

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

What's news worth to consumers?

A look at how individuals decide to pay for information.
Posted In: newspapers, jeff bezos, news, online news

Why are cars the biggest gripe for consumers?

Financial expert Lynnette Khalfani Cox answers listeners' questions about big ticket items, like cars and homes.
Posted In: Personal Finance, car

Payroll debit cards: Know your rights

In a new digital era, payroll debit cards are becoming increasingly popular. But be sure you are aware of the fees associated with them.
Posted In: debit cards, payroll, payroll debit cards

Student debt: The burden on seniors

Most people think of student debt impacting folks in their 20s or 30s. But it's affecting older Americans as well.
Posted In: federal student loans, student loan debt, elderly

'The government garnished my wages' -- Defaulting on college debt

Ignoring your problems rarely ever makes them go away. Anna learned that the hard way when the government started garnishing her wages after she defaulted on her student loan payments. But, she says, she's thankful it happened.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt

Worried by bond market fluctuations? Here's what to do

Older Americans, whose retirement portfolios include a lot of bonds, might be concerned about fluctuations in the bond market right now. We've got some advice on what to do.
Posted In: investors, Investing, bonds

Dealing with a large amount of student debt

Two young adults share their stories of how student loan debt has impacted their lives since graduating from college.
Posted In: student loan debt, student loans

Yard sale or online auction: The best way to get cash for clutter

Summer is the perfect time to get rid of your unwanted items, but is it more lucrative to sell stuff online or at a traditional a yard sale?
Posted In: online sales, sale, Yard sale, ebay

How to survive severe student loan debt

The new face of debt is young and worried. Student loans affect nearly 15 million Americans under the age of 30 and many debtors are facing tens of thousands of dollars in repayment.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt, Education, education costs

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