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Make Your Own Luck

I feel lucky this month. Lucky to be editing DailyWorth, fortunate to have readers like you—and excited that “Get Lucky” is the theme for March. Want to know one of my lucky secrets? Hint: It’s not because I’m Irish. “Chance favors the prepared...

When the Men in Your Financial Life Just Aren’t Working Out

I’m the financial planner in my house. I handle my husband’s 401k, I have an excellent credit record, and I know where every dollar of my paycheck is headed at all times.  So how is it possible that I have no idea what’s in my own investment...

Dividing Property and Debts

This is part three of an ongoing series about being financially prepared for a divorce. Read part one here, and part two here. You’ve embarked on your divorce; now the next step is to figure out the settlement. Under the laws of your state, which...

Organic’s Dirty Little Secret

Remember when Victoria’s “Secret” came out last December? The lingerie company had been buying cotton for its “fair-trade, organic-cotton” underwear line from a farm in Africa that used child labor. This infuriated customers who assumed they had...

Why Every Woman Should Watch Downton Abbey

I was hooked by Downton Abbey for all the usual reasons: gripping plotlines, gorgeous clothes, Maggie Smith. But I became obsessed with the hit PBS series because of its depictions of female financial life, barely a century ago. Mining a British...

How I Became the Love of My Life

I was living the dream: a six-figure income, beach vacations, and a growing savings account—all before I was 25. And then my husband and I split, and I woke to the realization that half of us had no career, no savings, and basically no idea. My...

The Economics of Birth Control

Despite the roiling debate over the new health care law, which would offer greater insurance coverage for women’s birth control, one vital point is largely being ignored. We’re referring to the outcry over the Affordable Care Act, in case you’ve...

Must-Have V-Day Gifts for Under $50

A dozen roses might mean romance, but the best gift is more time together—not necessarily more money, right? Here, a list of gifts under $50 that will help you have fun with your honey. Grow Your Own Marinara Kit ($29, Uncommon Goods) This nifty...

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