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Ask Farnoosh: Can I Afford to Have a Baby in a Recession?

On her Friday podcast, CNET Money Editor-at-Large Farnoosh Torabi discusses affording life's big events in a shaky economy, investing and inflation.

This story is part of Recession Help Desk, CNET's coverage of how to make smart money moves in an uncertain economy.

In my latest podcast episode of So Money, I dive into family planning in an uncertain economy and taking advantage of employee stock purchase plans, or ESPPs. Plus, the Inflation Reduction Act: Will it actually reduce inflation?

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