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Money Lessons From Mom

Money Lessons From Mom

Many of us grew up hearing the same advice from our moms: Don’t play in the street, brush your teeth, and always wear clean underwear.

It turns out that some of mom’s best advice for a good life…

How to Be a Good Activist and a Good Mom

How to Be a Good Activist and a Good Mom

More mothers than ever are becoming politically active — and in today’s political climate, it’s no surprise.

We moms are not a monolithic group. But here’s what we do have in common: the will to get things done…

Should You Send Your Child to Preschool?

Should You Send Your Child to Preschool?

For the first three years of my child’s life, I didn’t have to pay for childcare. My work-from-home job gave me some flexibility, and I had a family member nearby who helped look after my daughter.
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…

Are You and Your Sweetheart Financially Compatible?

Are You and Your Sweetheart Financially Compatible?

It’s the month of celebrating love, but financial conflicts can dampen celebrations—and entire relationships. If you share finances with a spouse or significant other (or if you plan to in the future), you probably already know that you…

Banking on Women and Girls

Banking on Women and Girls

I come from a long line of risk-takers, which is ironic since my family was in the business of managing risk: banking. My great-grandfather came to America when he was 21 years old to build a better life…

Helping My Dad Put Me in Debt

Helping My Dad Put Me in Debt

When I was 27, my Dad went into the hospital with pneumonia, signed over power of attorney, and confessed that he had taken out a 2 million dollar hard money loan to develop the land that had been in our…

Chelsea Says Hillary Was the Perfect Mom

Chelsea Says Hillary Was the Perfect Mom

From all angles, the Democratic convention was deemed a smashing success. Even conservatives agreed. As a woman, it was a historic experience. This March I lost my mom, a gargantuan feminist in her own right — she would have loved…

Why Fathers Should Take Parental Leave

Why Fathers Should Take Parental Leave

When expectant father Brian asked his boss about paternity leave, his boss thought he meant maternity leave — the company didn’t offer it for men. The company ended up granting Brian just 1.7 days to spend with…