Jun 15, 2012

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Happy Father's Day! We talk to a few fathers about the changing role of men in the family. And forget the politicians and pundits. In pubs across the eurozone, real people are talking about who to blame for the euro…

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Fed survey: Median net worth fell 40% during recession

Jun 15, 2012
A scary new survey from the Federal Reserve shows the average U.S. family's wealth plunged during the recession.

Eurozone pub crawl: How Europeans feel about the crisis

Jun 15, 2012
With economists panicking about the future of Europe, we sent reporter Stephen Beard on a five-nation pub crawl to talk to real people about the future of the eurozone.
Business student David Carraso (right) with fellow student Pierre Renauld at a bar in Paris. The young Frenchmen were very optimistic even in the light of the on-going financial doom and gloom.
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For teaching her kid money smarts

Jun 15, 2012
A Nebraska mother wins this week's Piggy Award for sharing how she taught her now-adult daughter how to save and spend.
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Letters: Refinancing an underwater condo

Jun 15, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland is joined by Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch and the L.A. Times' David Lazarus to discuss reader concerns and talk to listeners.
While people may have sweet moments with their dad, apparently there's not enough of them, because people spend $5 billion less on their dad on Father's Day than they do for mom on Mother's Day.
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To pay or not to pay your kids?

Jun 15, 2012
A father tackles the difficult question of how to dole out allowance to his children.

Chronicling the new American family

Jun 15, 2012
Author Jeremy Adam Smith discusses stay-at-home dads, bread-winning moms, and the evolving American workforce.
Author Jeremy Adam Smith discusses stay-at-home dads, bread-winning moms, and the evolving American workforce.
Jeremy Adam Smith

Happy Father's Day, Part II

Jun 15, 2012
More fathers around the country share their best Father's Day memories with us.

Rock, paper, income: The life of a stay-at-home dad

Jun 15, 2012
Stay-at-home dad Kenny Messer on the challenges and rewards of being home with the kids.
Stay-at-home dad Kenny Messer on the challenges and rewards of being home with the kids.
Kenny Messer

Dump that internship

Jun 15, 2012
Spending summers working for no money seems like something students must do to land a job after graduation. But author Ross Perlin says there's more value in flipping burgers during the school break.

What do the dates on food mean?

Jun 15, 2012
There are a lot of different dates on the food you buy at the grocery store. Learn how to decipher them and how to save food and money.

Happy Father's Day, Part I

Jun 15, 2012
Fathers around the country share their best Father's Day memories with us.

Happy Father’s Day! We talk to a few fathers about the changing role of men in the family. And forget the politicians and pundits. In pubs across the eurozone, real people are talking about who to blame for the euro crisis. One answer? The banking system. Our man in London walks into a bar. Several, actually. Plus, the simple way one family figured out whether mom or dad would stay home with the kids. And we explore a problem plaguing moms, dads, pretty much all of us: food expiration dates.