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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 16, 2013
Aug 16, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 16, 2013

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Let’s face it, there are money conversations that make you squirm -- especially when they occur within your family. Like when your sister asks to borrow money. Or you have to approach your parents about selling their house to pay for retirement. Or when you have to discuss a budget with your partner. This week, a guide to talking about money with your family.

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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?

Family finance with 'The Simpsons'

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

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.

Financial advice from your family

Aug 16, 2013
Listeners share their families' advice about money.

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.

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.

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.

Let’s face it, there are money conversations that make you squirm — especially when they occur within your family. Like when your sister asks to borrow money. Or you have to approach your parents about selling their house to pay for retirement. Or when you have to discuss a budget with your partner. This week, a guide to talking about money with your family.