Family

How I Cope With Working-Mom Guilt

How I Cope With Working-Mom Guilt

I’ve been working since my son was born; I’m also the primary earner in my marriage. My son, now five, is thriving. I’m not. I still filter everything through the lens of my shortcomings…

Gifts Kids Will Love

Gifts Kids Will Love

Buying for kids packs a surprising amount of stress. If they don’t like what you’ve gotten them, they’ll tell you. Never fear—these gifts are guaranteed to please, and they’re all…

Balancing Santa, Kids & Budget

Balancing Santa, Kids & Budget

When I answered my seven-year-old’s Christmas request for an iPod Touch recently with a “no” (and a side of “are you kidding me?”), he shot back: “But you don’t…

A Newly Single Mom Gets a Plan

A Newly Single Mom Gets a Plan

My name is Stephanie and I’m a domestic violence survivor. I prefer the word survivor, not victim. I’m also a newly divorced parent to two wonderful girls, ages four and six.
I have a great job…

Little Money Lessons for Little People

Little Money Lessons for Little People

I like to treat my five- and seven-year-old sons, but I don’t want them to believe Silly Bandz fall from heaven, or that my wallet is a magic dollar dispenser. So every time they troll the…

I’m Spent – Confessions of One Tired Mom

I’m Spent – Confessions of One Tired Mom

As the founder of DailyWorth, I have, perhaps, an abnormally obsessive determination to improve my financial standing. To me, that means growing my net worth.
On one front I’ve made significant progress:
Since resolving my Money Coma drama, I…