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A Pro Sweetens Your Trip

I’m a diehard DIY traveler—until a travel agent saved me almost $400 on a recent flight to Ghana. The unexpected discount made me realize I’d been missing out on an obvious (if old-school) way to save time and find better deals. Here’s when to...

Yes, It's OK to Charge Your Kid Rent

So your kid is armed with a shiny new college degree. Next step: moving back home?   “Boomerang kids” are a growing (and not necessarily bad) trend. Returning home has lost its stigma in the recession: 78% of boomerang kids are happy with their...

Little Luxuries Lift You Up

Five years ago, the economy, my marriage—and my income—all collapsed at once. Then in my late 30s, with two small children, I could barely afford my mortgage, and I was actually ill from financial stress. My mother insisted: Get a treat now. I...

Why I’m Front-loading School Costs

For families with even a drop of cash liquidity, the question almost invariably comes up: public school or private? For my three-child family—for whom “liquidity” is ephemeral at best—the answer should be “public.” But I’m not doing it. I feel so...

Longer Loans Cost More. So?

It’s car-buying season, and new data show that a growing number of Americans are choosing longer car loan terms—as long as seven years. Most personal finance advice would steer you away from the longer loan—because in the end you’ll typically pay...

How to Buy...a Down Comforter

It’s a winter essential—yet buying a good down comforter has gotten almost as complicated as picking a smart phone.Whether you're spending $200 or $1,200, here's what you need to know:Decide between down and down-alternative. Down is insulating...

The Upside of Excess

We've all heard the advice: Get enough sleep, don't overdo the cocktails, and give yourself time to slow down, meditate, get centered. In other words, strive for balance—in your diet, life, and finances. Because then all will be well, right?...

Giving Gets Social

Take a night out with the gals, add a cocktail or two, stir in some philanthropy, and what do you get? A hangover with meaning? No, a giving circle, a social way to raise funds for a cause you believe in. Rather than writing an anonymous check to...

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