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11 Ways to Save $1,000 this Summer

You know what’s better than a glowing tan at the end of the summer? A glowing savings account. Enter my summer savings strategies. Below you’ll find a variety of ways to save up to (and over) $1,000 by October. Let’s get started:   Control your...

Invest in Your Community for as Little as $20

People often focus on investing in emerging markets when they talk about impact investing. Yes, access to clean water, healthcare, nutrition, access to lighting are absolutely essential in emerging economies. But what about the challenges faced...

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Save Money

If you’re active on social media, you’re constantly presented with opportunities to save, whether you've signed up for them or not. If you’re not careful, the exposure to deals and discounts — particularly those with rapidly closing windows — can...

Why ‘Double Dipping’ Is Great for Your Savings

George Costanza has nothing on me. Sure, the hapless “Seinfeld” character (played by Jason Alexander) may have gained a measure of fame — or infamy, depending on how you view it — for his “ double dipping.” But I’m a quadruple-down kinda guy...

Dow Flirts With 17,000, but Most People Missed the Ride

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a hair’s breadth from crossing the 17,000 mark. But is that really reason to celebrate? The sentiment on Wall Street may be that our long national fiscal nightmare is finally over, but the stock market is just...

How Saving $25,000 Ultimately Saved Me

A year ago, I landed my dream job and my husband and I were making plans to buy a house and start a family.  If you’d told me then that I’d be divorced and unemployed within a year, I would have been shocked. But the thing about life is that...

My Savings Changed My Life: 7 True Stories

We know you’ve probably heard this mantra drilled into your brain over and over: One of the smartest financial moves you can make is to save money in an emergency fund. But despite all the airplay, many people still aren’t on board. According to...

What Would Happen to Your Home If You Got Divorced?

Emotions, finances, lifestyle...so much changes when you go through a divorce. At a time when you are under great stress, you face some of the most difficult decisions of your life — what to do with your house, foremost among them.    If you have...

Is a College Education Worth It? Depends on Who You Ask

Is it worth investing in a college education? A story last month by David Leonhardt in The New York Times said, unequivocally, yes. "The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else reached a record high last year, according to new data...

Will Power: 4 Essentials for Planning Your Estate

Before having kids, my idea of a will was based on what I had seen in the movies. There was the dramatic “reading of the will” scene where someone is surprised by a huge inheritance or devastated by being left out. Then there were the movies where...

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