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MP Dunleavey

Repent at Tax Time for a Year of Spending Sins

Every year at this time, because of the inevitable confluence of Easter and tax day, my inner Catholic gets resurrected, big time. This year’s guilty, post-itemizing revelation: What the hell happened to our budget, and where did all our money...

Planting the Seed

File it under “facts I wish I’d known when I was 30.” You need a little pot of money stored away for when your parents age—especially if you’re a woman. Some two-thirds of caregivers are female relatives, and I’m now one of them, coping (along...

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...

How I Cope With Working-Mom Guilt

I’ve been working since my son was born; I’m also the primary earner in my marriage. My son, now five, is thriving. I’m not. I still filter everything through the lens of my shortcomings, the tally of meals missed and other failures. But he’s...

Why is it so Hard to Split the Holiday To-Do List?

When I was faced with planning my son’s fifth birthday party a few months ago—in the middle of a work crisis—I finally asked my husband to take over. Then I closed my eyes and tried to smack down the voices telling me a) I was a Terrible Mother...

The Real Estate Crisis Hits Home

It's hard to say when the bad news started. Did it start when we didn't get a lick of interest the first two months our home was listed for sale? Or when we got some foot traffic, but no one was interested (and one humdinger said she didn't like...

Tell Us What You Want in Our Reader Survey

Dear AssetClass reader! With the launch of AssetClass this year, we are thrilled to help you know your worth—and grow your worth. And the best way for us to accomplish both is to get to know you better, so we can make sure AssetClass delivers what...

Understanding Volatility (Not Congressman Weiner)

It could be a colleague, a friend—even your mom—but you probably know someone whose capricious whims or moods drive you nuts. That same volatility, or hard-to-predict quality, can make certain investments hard to handle.Volatility refers to the...

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