Aug 22, 2012 Breaking down the numbers of raising a family. The Department of Agriculture estimates middle-income families will spend about a quarter of a million dollars raising one child.
Aug 16, 2012 One restaurant in Los Angeles tries something new to get patrons to turn off their phones: a 5 percent discount on their meal.
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Jul 13, 2012 Some women feel the pressure to have both a successful career and home life. But one mom applies her economist smarts to prove that having it all may actually be unsatisfying.
Jun 15, 2012 Top earners are able to spend more, boosting their children's odds for future success.
Jun 15, 2012 Americans have less economic mobility across generations than those in most other rich developed countries.
Jun 11, 2012 The financial toll on families from the dreadful economy of recent years is enormous.
Jun 1, 2012 Tess is joined by senior producer Paddy Hirsch and credit expert Liz Weston to talk about credit utilization, bankruptcy amongst seniors, and the down side of buying real estate for your kids.
May 29, 2012 My 11-year-old son won some money in a math contest at school. He doesn't have anything that he is interested in spending his money on immediately, and I suggested that instead of spending it just for the sake of spending it, he might consider buying stocks and building a little portfolio. He seemed interested in this idea, but I wasn't sure where he should start. He has around $150. Can you help us decide where to start? Thanks! Michelle, South Jordan, UT
May 23, 2012 My husband and I gave our daughter $40,000 for a down payment on a condo. She defaulted on the loan and went into foreclosure. Consequently, our credit score has tanked. How can we get our old great credit back? Nobody cares that we were not the ones who defaulted. Please help. Cathy, Redmond, OR