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The Price of Being a Princess

In this recent post for The Grindstone, I asked women some hard questions—questions that challenge notions of "feminine ideals,"e.g., surrendering investing responsibilities to someone else and idealizing full-time motherhood over...

Why You Might Want a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements have a bad rap. Many couples consider them distasteful and unromantic at best—bad karma at worst. The truth is, a prenup is less like a roadmap for divorce, and more like insurance. A good prenup insures that if you did face...

Little Goodies Make the Holidays Fun

My three kids and I are united on at least one thing: We love Christmas. It’s such a pretty, homey holiday—the baubly tree, the yummy cookies, the suspenseful advent calendar, the festive meals. It’s the little stuff that makes it wondrous. I...

A Special Mother’s Day Infographic

Most of our moms and grandmas have passed on brilliant—even life-saving—financial tips and tricks. (Who else reuses gift bags and Cool Whip containers thanks to Nana?) Of course, they’re only human…so many of them have passed down, shall we...

What You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant on the Job

I work for one of the most empowering all-female companies in America. But when I told my boss I was pregnant, my heart was racing. I knew DailyWorth would be supportive. But the fact is, there are no guarantees when it comes to maternity leave...

A Bit of Bragging Looks Good on You

It feels funny to brag—uncomfortable, impolite, even obnoxious. Many women I know tend to downplay their success, even among friends. This shrinking-violet stuff is nonsense. Don’t be scared to celebrate your victories out loud. It’s a part of...

Post from Cari: Learning to Spend Wisely

The trajectory is blown to hell. I knew it, but I’m finally saying it out loud. Pre-2008, my husband and I were on that upward path. Based on our education and earnings, we bought a beautiful house, two cars, traveled to far-flung places and...

Dealing with Supermarket Mystery Meat

Grilling season kicks off on Memorial Day. But there’s pink slime in the hamburgers! The idea that you could be eating up to 25% “lean, finely textured beef” (a.k.a. LFTB, a cheap filler made from ammonia-treated beef trimmings) isn’t just...

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