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Podcast 51: Money and Parenting, Kara McGuire

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This week’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Kara McGuire, personal finance columnist at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Kara’s column, Ka-Ching, runs every Sunday, and she also writes Ka-Blog, a personal finance blog.

In today’s episode, Kara, Flexo and Tom Dziubek discuss the cost of raising a child, how to get a jump on those costs and at what age to introduce children to financial responsibility.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #51
Money & Parenting, Kara McGuire
Production/Segment: S02E25 / 69

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom Dziubek
[00:31] Interview with Kara McGuire
[01:26] The cost of raising a child
[04:09] Reducing child-related expenses
[08:23] Saving money despite the expenses
[10:20] Future college costs
[11:43] Preparing before starting a family
[13:54] Tax credits for parents
[14:33] Workplace benefits for parents
[15:42] Talking with kids about financial responsibility
[20:22] End

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Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published April 11, 2010.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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