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

Should you be worried about online sales tax?

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier for online retailers to charge sales tax. If the legislation passes, how would it affect your online shopping habits?
Posted In: online shopping, online sales tax

Paula Poundstone on the value of Mother's Day

According to The National Retail Federation, consumers will spend $20.7 billion on Mother's Day gifts this year, but Paula Poundstone, comedian and mom of three, thinks everyone should save their money.
Posted In: mom, mother's day, spending, gifts, gift giving

Is your morning latte a waste of money? (Infographic)

Whether it's lottery tickets, bar tabs or lunch dates, we all have something we spend money on that we think we shouldn't. But according to personal finance expert Paula Pant, waste is in the eye of the beholder.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Budgeting, retirement savings, spending

How to better budget for your future

From what to do with your savings to how to budget for buying a new home, financial expert Gail Cunningham offers advice on how to plan ahead.
Posted In: budget, Budgeting

Shop around for surgery? Negotiating health care costs to save cash

New data released by the federal government reveals that costs for identical medical procedures can vary widely from hospital-to-hospital. So to get the best deal, you might have to do some comparison shopping.
Posted In: healthcare, health insurance, medical costs

Quiz: They sell that in SkyMall?!

You've probably browsed through the in-flight shopping catalog SkyMall. Have you seen the bizarre things they sell? See if you can tell which products are real and which are made up with our quiz.
Posted In: Travel, airplane travel, shopping, skymall

Travel advice from the airfare watchdog

A lot has changed about air travel since Greg Hobica founded the site airfarewatchdog.com in 1998. But, he says, it's still possible to score a great travel deal if you follow his advice.
Posted In: air travel, airplane travel, Travel

Trip tips: Lodging, pocket money, traveling with pets

Lodging can quickly eat up your summer travel budget. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com shares her tips for redeeming hotel loyalty points, alternatives to traditional lodging, traveling with pets and keeping your money safe when going abroad.
Posted In: Travel, hotels, pets

10 tips for traveling with kids

Nobody likes to hear a screaming kid on a flight or deal with difficult children while on vacation. Here are some sanity-saving tips on how to travel with children.
Posted In: Travel, airplane travel, kids

Are you really buying products 'Made in the USA?'

When you buy products with the label, "Made in America," are you sure you're getting something made in the USA? Tips on how to decipher the labels on so-called American-made goods.
Posted In: Retail, Shop

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