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Heading towards fiscal health

Aug 31, 2012
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS MoneyWatch.com editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.
Posted In: family, marriage, Social Security, identity theft, Retirement, emergency fund, college

Finding your dream babysitter

Aug 24, 2012
The search for your soulmate and the perfect babysitter have some surprising parallels.
Posted In: Babysitters, spending, children, family

The costs and rewards of adoption

Aug 24, 2012
A Minnesota family does what it takes to make their dream of a big family a reality.
Posted In: adoption, family, spending

Bad economy has pushed birth rate down

Aug 24, 2012
The slow economy has parents rethinking plans to expand their families.
Posted In: kids, family

A discount for a cell-phone-less meal?

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.
Posted In: cell phone, cell phone etiquette, restaurants, family

The economics of 'having it all'

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.
Posted In: women, career, family

The cost of raising kids

Jun 15, 2012
Top earners are able to spend more, boosting their children's odds for future success.
Posted In: baby, children, family, family finances

Dad's income a predictor of his kids'

Jun 15, 2012
Americans have less economic mobility across generations than those in most other rich developed countries.
Posted In: income, family, low-income families

When women are the breadwinners

Apr 13, 2012
Liza Mundy predicts that by the next generation, more women will be breadwinners than men. She examines how this shift may impact dating, marriage and family life in her new book "The Richer Sex."
Posted In: women, men, breadwinners, family, income, Jobs, Education

Parenting and personal finances

Feb 8, 2012
The French offer parents enormous support.
Posted In: family, family finances, parenting, personal finances

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