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Can we afford kids? Talking about the steep pricetag of parenthood

Aug 16, 2013
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

Should parents play NSA to their children's online activities?

Aug 14, 2013
Parents want to make sure their children are safe when using the internet, but at what point does monitoring your kids become needless spying?
Posted In: parenting, Internet, children

Middle-class parents weigh the costs of getting their kids ahead

Jun 14, 2013
Is spending to give your kids a leg-up worth it? How much would you be willing to sacrifice?
Posted In: consumer behavior, children, middle class

Calculating the cost of getting kids to college

Jun 14, 2013
Helping your kids to stand out in the eyes a college admissions officer takes a lot -- usually that means a lot of money. But before you spend beaucoup bucks on private tutors and athletic coaching, do a quick cost-benefit analysis of whether those investments will really pay off.
Posted In: spending, children

For middle-class parents, raising children becomes a consumer arms race

Jun 10, 2013
Trying to give your children an advantage in growing up makes consuming a competition. When everyone has a tutor, a trainer or a special baseball bat, you can't help but keep up.
Posted In: consumer behavior, children

Parents hire personal trainers to give kids a leg up

Jun 10, 2013
We all want our kids to get into the best colleges they can. Some families take extra measures and spend extra money in pursuit of an edge.
Posted In: consumer, fitness, children

Spanish ad has a secret message only kids can see (video)

May 6, 2013
Technology in an advertisement for a Spanish organization let's adults and kids see different messages at the same time.
Posted In: marketing, viral marketing, advertising, advertisements, children

Dentistry for kids proves a hot career field

Dec 19, 2012
Pediatric dentistry is the fastest-growing dental specialty, as rising demand by parents makes it lucrative--and the kids make it fun.
Posted In: dentist, children

Federal Trade Commission investigating privacy in kids' apps

Dec 10, 2012
The FTC is concerned about the data being collected through the mobile apps kids play with.
Posted In: children, apps, mobile apps, privacy

Weighing the true cost of childcare

Oct 10, 2012
With childcare costs on the rise, it may be more affordable for some parents to stay home with the kids. But there are hidden costs.
Posted In: childcare, children, Money Matters

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