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Defining Wealth for Kids

I blame Kit, the plucky American Girl Doll who survives the Great Depression. Ever since my daughter Maxine read the Kit books, she’s been asking, “What would happen if Daddy lost his job? Where would we live if the bank took our house?”  And she...

How to Have the Fee Convo

Last week, we discussed the different types of financial advisers. Today: What should you ask your money pro first? Answer: You need to know what they’re charging you, so you can keep your investing costs low. Here are some common fee structures....

Save 1% More to Make a Fortune

Let’s say you’re about 40, and you make $75,000 a year. You’re reading DailyWorth, so you’re saving 10% of your income, yearly. Let’s also assume your boss gives you a 3% raise per year (thanks, Boss!), and you have $35,000 in retirement savings...

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...

A Solo 401(k) Is Smarter

When I exited my magazine-editing job a few months ago to start a business as an editorial consultant, I knew the standard advice was to roll over my 401k into an IRA immediately. After talking with a few money-savvy friends, I opted to call...

Where to Stash Your Cash

Today’s belly-low interest rates pose a real challenge if you’re trying to sock away some money. Where’s the growth, when the average savings account is paying a measly 0.20%? Good news: We got the inside scoop from top money experts about the...

The Happy Truth About Boxed Wines

Let’s imagine—hypothetically—that you like to drink wine. Not enough to slur your words, but a sufficient amount to keep dinner conversations slip-sliding along. You know, then, that vino adds up fast. But the hit isn’t as big if you buy boxed...

DailyWorth Celebrates Four Years Today!

It makes me laugh when I think about the ways people responded to the idea of DailyWorth, a media company that empowers women around money, back when we launched in 2009. A former colleague on the West Coast responded: "My wife likes money. She...

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