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Getting Greedy with My Savings

I'm moving this summer—a shockingly expensive endeavor. So I dumped my tax return into savings, and I’ve doubled my monthly auto-transfer to savings. (Go me!) But I’ve struck an unexpected problem: I don’t want to part with all that cash. Over...

Little Goodies Make the Holidays Fun

My three kids and I are united on at least one thing: We love Christmas. It’s such a pretty, homey holiday—the baubly tree, the yummy cookies, the suspenseful advent calendar, the festive meals. It’s the little stuff that makes it wondrous. I...

A Hot New Show About Investing

“The Liz & Jny Show,” which airs weekdays on the online finance network TastyTrade, ditches the classic CNBC model of the screaming bald guy—and delivers a fresh (and, yes, sexy) take on investing. Not only are co-hosts Liz Dierking and Jenny...

Sheryl Sandberg’s Balancing Act

When Facebook goes public in the next few weeks, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, 42, will likely become the newest member of the billionaire’s club.  Her brilliance and creativity had something to do with it, but how she managed her...

When You Earn More Than Your Man

Here’s a confession from a breadwinner wife: I’ve been guilty of referring to my own hardworking husband as a stay-at-home dad—when he’s not. My husband has worked part-time, consistently, since our son was about six months old. Yet in my mind,...

Don’t Be a Judge-y Parent

I spend $240 a month for my sons’ piano lessons—$30 per lesson, per kid, per week. It’s a competitive rate for our area, and I love our teacher’s approach. Translation: Even when the $240 is a strain, it has value—for us. But recently another mom...

The Elation of Saving

When I left my tax guy’s office on March 14, I tweeted that I loved him. I did—in the pure, giddy way that you love someone who tells you that you’ll be $1,500 richer in a week. The only question: What was I going to do with my refund? First, I...

“I Turned Myself into a Risk-Taker”

Introducing Over Drinks: MoreWorth sits down with top execs you need to know..  Today, Dee Poku, co-founder and CEO of The WIE Network. A few years ago, I walked away from a high-level marketing position in the film industry—money, glamour,...

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