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I Thought We Had a Deal

I recently bought a Groupon for a haircut and color at an uber-fancy Manhattan salon. It was pricey, $150, but not much more than what I’d normally pay. I was pretty excited. I’d been letting my hair grow out for months, and I couldn’t wait to...

Face to Face with Otherness

Amanda Steinberg is the founder of DailyWorth. At the time of the 9/11 attacks, she lived four blocks from the World Trade Center. Running down the street on that warm September morning, I experienced what few Americans have: explosion,...

What’s Your Debt Threshold?

Debt is a mainstay of modern life. It’s hard to buy a home, a car, or (let’s face it) get through the holidays without leaning on credit somewhere. In fact, you could argue that the definition of being in debt has shifted, in large part thanks to...

Start Planning Next Summer Now

Studies show that it’s not just your vacation time that makes you happy—it’s all the anticipation beforehand.Lesson: Ditch those end-o’-summer blues by planning your next getaway(s) now.   Think out loud. Where have you always wanted to go? Where...

Rx for Summer Skin & Hair

You love that sun-kissed look you've had all summer, but now it's time to transition back to a more polished, meet-the-clients look for fall. Here, a few time-smart (and money-wise) ways to give your skin and hair the TLC it needs. Cool off –...

3 Summer Skin Solutions

It’s the annoying end-of-summer skin dilemma: How do you adjust makeup you bought months ago to match your darker skin tone now—without spending a fortune on all-new products? Three attractive solutions:   Layer a tinted moisturizer over your...

Does Your Kid Need a Budget?

If you’re feeling bombarded with back-to-school expenses, activities, and the wallet-popping cost of child care—I hear you. With my son entering first grade this fall, it just hit me that I need a whole new budget—for my kid. Child care is a...

Ground Rules for a Stealth Divorce

In my post last week about whether a Katie Holmes-style secret divorce is smart, I advised against it—unless you feel you’re up against a physical, emotional, or financial threat from your spouse. If that’s the case, and secrecy is best, here’s...

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