Karen Carr

Karen Carr
Super Basic Investing Questions

Super Basic Investing Questions

Our first basic investing primer was hugely popular, and for good reason: Investing seems largely out of reach to many people (and Wall Street has especially shut out women). But investing doesn’t have to be inaccessible or scary…

What Happens to Your Debt When You Die

What Happens to Your Debt When You Die

It may not be pleasant to think about what will happen when you or someone close to you dies, but part of the reason we work and build our financial lives the way we do is because we want to…

How to Budget for a Career Change

How to Budget for a Career Change

Managing a budget for your average day-to-day life can be challenging by itself — no matter what plan you use. But it can be especially difficult to adjust your budget for a big change like merging finances with your…

Why Boring Investments Aren’t a Bad Thing

Why Boring Investments Aren’t a Bad Thing

Your bucket list probably contains some exciting goals: skydiving, learning to ride a motorcycle, venturing to a remote corner of the globe, or finally publishing that book. Your investment portfolio, on the other hand, doesn’t need to get…

10 Basic Investing Questions — Answered

10 Basic Investing Questions — Answered

At first blush, investing may seem inaccessible and confusing. But it’s a fairly simple concept. Here’s the gist: Investors (like you) buy a piece of a company or lend money to a company (or to the government) in…

What Kind of Life Insurance Do You Need?

What Kind of Life Insurance Do You Need?

Most people avoid thinking about life insurance for as long as possible. But to make the question of whether you need it a little less daunting, set your emotions aside for a moment and answer this simple question: Would anyone…

What to Do When Your Friend Makes More Money

What to Do When Your Friend Makes More Money

Friendships face all kinds of hurdles — from distance to diverging interests (no, I don’t want to hear about your kid). But the thorny issue that can derail even the tightest twosome? Money.

When one person has much…

How to Merge Finances as a Couple

How to Merge Finances as a Couple

Money can be a complicated subject, especially within the context of a serious relationship. While it’s not exactly pillow talk, it is a very important topic to tackle if you want to build a strong foundation for your future…

Financial Advice for Every Age

Financial Advice for Every Age

Money can be an intimidating topic, and every life stage brings a new group of complicated decisions to tackle. But if you manage your money strategically, you can turn money into a tool that works for you, not against you…