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The pandemic has changed how some parents talk to their kids about money

Jul 19, 2021
“There were a lot more opportunities to have some of these conversations," one dad tells us.
Some parents have been more transparent about their finances when talking to their children during the pandemic.
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How women raised the median family income

Apr 11, 2017
A listener asks whether we can compare the median family income in 1980 to the present, since more women are in the workforce.
As women have entered the workforce in greater numbers, they've also contributed more to family income.
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What happens when two bank accounts get married

Apr 10, 2015
A couple discusses their financial approach to tying the knot.

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 the choice to put off parenthood.

Financial advice from your family

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

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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?