Barbara Bogaev

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How the digital divide impacts inequality

Oct 31, 2014
More than 30 million U.S. homes lack high-speed internet.

How to successfully ask family members for a loan

Aug 16, 2013
Economist Diane Lim offers callers advice about family loans, inheritance, and helping your parents deal with their finances.

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…

How to talk about money with aging parents

Aug 16, 2013
Sorting out your financial relationship with your parents can be more crucial than you think.

Giving away your inheritance

Aug 16, 2013
Here's a conversation that might prove tricky: a young adult who tells her parents that she plans on giving away her inheritance.

Family finance with 'The Simpsons'

Aug 16, 2013
What can one of America's favorite sitcoms teach us about family and money?

Culture clash: Reconciling your family's different attitudes about money

Aug 16, 2013
What happens when multicultural families have to deal with different financial upbringings?

Should you cancel your trip when there's a travel advisory?

Aug 9, 2013
So you're heading to a country that has a travel warning or alert. What should you do? Advice from the airfare watchdog.

How to use social media for effective customer service

Aug 9, 2013
Sometimes it pays to use Facebook or Twitter to get effective customer service. Tips on how to get the results you want.

Consumer complaint? Who you gonna call? Try the government

Aug 9, 2013
Since 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been collecting consumer complaints and helping people resolve their disputes with companies. Richard Cordray, the newly confirmed CFPB director, talks about using his organization as a resource.