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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...

Raising $ for Medical Musts

Know someone with sky-high healthcare bills? You might. Three million households spend 18% of their incomes on out-of-pocket medical expenses. It’s an awful burden, on top of a crisis or chronic illness. Now you can help with GiveForward.How it...

Babysitter Backup Plan

It’s what Donald Rumsfeld called the “known unknowns.” At some point this winter, your kids will be home sick, and your sitter will be snowed in—or sick as well. That's why every working mother needs a backup plan. Start here. Strategize....

For Love And Money

Hola, DailyWorth! Welcome to February and to our new addition: the monthly editor’s letter. From me to you, with news and inspiration. It’s going to be a love-ly month, and not just because of all the heart-shaped candy lying around. First, the...

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