Financial planning

10 Maternity Leave Myths — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt

This week, the Supreme Court heard the case of Peggy Young, who says she was forced into unpaid leave from her UPS job in 2006 — because she was pregnant. Young reportedly presented a note from her doctor saying that given her pregnancy, she...

The Holidays Are Prime Time for ID Theft

Our shopping habits put us at greater risk for identity theft during the holidays. We’re doing more shopping online, using our debit cards more frequently, and even applying for new lines of credit to snap up special offers. This all leads to one...

What Banks Can Learn From Women

Yesterday, DailyWorth founder Amanda Steinberg and the FCS hosted a panel for financial services executives about how banks lack clarity when it comes to women. And clearly they need our help: 73 percent of surveyed women have said they feel...

5 Apps Changing the Way We Spend Money

When my grandmother lived in New York City in the 1940s, she paid 10 cents to ride the subway and complained about the cost. In the 1950s, she started using tokens (which cost a whopping 15 cents) — a nifty change in how she purchased...

Act Fast: 7 Things to Do When Your Wallet Is Missing

I knew I should have carried my wallet in a purse that night. Instead, I fashionably tucked it under my arm and headed to the local wine bar with my husband. Two pinot noirs later I reached over to pay the bill only to realize that my wallet —...

Share, Buy or Profit? 6 Hacks to Boost Your Budget

A huge part of successful budgeting is correctly deciphering needs — determining which items you actually need versus what you only want. For instance, do you need to spend money on clothing for special events or could you borrow or rent a dress...

5 Ways to Trick Your Brain and Build Your Wealth

Sadly, our brains aren’t wired to make us rich. Thanks to evolutionary quirks in how we view the world and make decisions, behavioral economists tell us we often do exactly the wrong thing when it comes to money and accruing long-term wealth...

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