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How My Boyfriend’s Trust Fund Almost Broke Us Up

I used to think that being a trust-funder would be the greatest thing ever. Then I got into a relationship with a man who has a trust fund. I've been trying to free him from it ever since. My significant other (let's call him Brett) is in his...

Cash In That Old Phone

As you upgrade from cell phone to smartphone to even-smarter phone—what happens to your old equipment? According to a new study, more than half of consumers have at least two unused cell phones in their home that do nothing more than collect dust...

Get That MRI Cheaper

Last year, I had the displeasure of contracting a viral nerve infection. I wouldn’t wish that kind of pain on my worst enemy. (Well, actually, there is this one woman...but that’s another story.) In any case, my doc ordered an MRI of my spine and...

A Money Skeptic Weighs In

In her new book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, author Helaine Olen argues that the whole money industry promulgates a myth of empowerment—pushed by shaming, blaming money celebs—that ignores economic...

Fun Funds

You’d think it would be a breeze to get yourself to save for vacation or that new entertainment center, right? Yet, as most of us have discovered, perversely, it’s not.You tell yourself you’ll stash a couple of hundred a month. Maybe you even set...

6 Months of Savings—Really?

You’ve been hearing that you need a six-month emergency fund for years. But the advice—while it sounds commonsense enough—just doesn’t work for many people.In fact, most Americans don’t have an emergency fund: a recent survey by the National...

Save Like You Mean It

A once-in-a-lifetime trip, a new baby, recharging your career—how do you save for the biggest things in life? Six women share their stories of stamina, smarts, and success.$80,00 for a new life “I ran my photography business from New York City for...

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