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Families begin the new year without child tax credit payments
The one-year program increased payments and expanded eligibility to the poorest families. Congress has not moved to extend those changes.
A family’s struggle with the costs of coronavirus
“I know I’m not the only one going through this,” said Veronica Coon, a hairdresser in Henderson, Nevada.
How 4 families are adjusting their budgets for the holiday season
Many Americans are in better financial condition this year but remain cautious, says Wall Street Journal reporter Veronica Dagher.
The pandemic has changed how some parents talk to their kids about money
“There were a lot more opportunities to have some of these conversations," one dad tells us.
How women raised the median family income
A listener asks whether we can compare the median family income in 1980 to the present, since more women are in the workforce.
What happens when two bank accounts get married
A couple discusses their financial approach to tying the knot.
A new budget item: Taking care of grown kids
A new report: Parents still supporting their adult children -- but not budgeting for it.
How to successfully ask family members for a loan
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
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.