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Why I Stopped Couponing

Why I Stopped Couponing

There's no doubt about it — few can resist the lure of a good coupon. But is the coupon culture all it’s cracked up to be?
The True Cost of End-of-Life Care

The True Cost of End-of-Life Care

My father’s Alzheimer’s is getting worse, and I know I will eventually have to take over his care. I want to be prepared financially. What should I expect in terms of cost? 

When caring for someone with Alzheimer…

When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

In the past few years, “self-care” has popped up everywhere. Women are told that we don’t do enough of it, so we’re encouraged to buy another massage, get a manicure, or treat ourselves to something nice. The problem is that all that self-care spending can have a big impact on our bank accounts.
Why I Gave up on My Debt-Free Dream

Why I Gave up on My Debt-Free Dream

At 22, I was drowning in debt from college expenses, a new baby, and a house my husband and I weren't ready to buy. Our son spent the first week of his life in the hospital, and large hospital bills accrued. The mortgage loomed. Emergencies here and there, like our computer crashing or the car air conditioner breaking, were paid for on credit cards. We were staring down $140,000 in debt, and I felt completely hopeless.
10 Best Finance Books for Women

10 Best Finance Books for Women

Who doesn’t want to improve their relationship with money and — better yet — brighten their financial future? But the topic of finance can often feel overwhelming and intimidating.
Five Pieces of Legislation All Women Should Know

Five Pieces of Legislation All Women Should Know

These landmark decisions helped even the playing field for female athletes, gave us increased autonomy over our reproductive health, helped close the gender pay gap, (though we’re not there yet,) and gave us the right to vote.
Strong is the New Pretty

Strong is the New Pretty

I simply refuse to believe that it is emotionally, psychologically, or physically healthy for young girls to be exposed to the endless supply of unrealistic images of beauty via social media.