Health

7 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

7 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

When I’m stressed at work, I feel disjointed, irritable, and sluggish. The most basic tasks become more difficult. Waves of overwhelming anxiety stop me in my tracks. I snap at others over the smallest things. I find myself eventually…

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.
Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has become a polarizing political issue over the past several years. Americans are deeply divided over their views of the law, and while leaders on both sides of the aisle seem to…

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

I had a fairly straightforward, predictable pregnancy. The hardest thing about it was the 45-minute commute to work with a growing baby sitting on my bladder. I was a state employee, a senior editor at UC Berkeley, underpaid but…

Keeping Long-Term Care Insurance Affordable: 7 Tips

Keeping Long-Term Care Insurance Affordable: 7 Tips

Currently, 12 million Americans need long-term care. By 2050, that number is expected to more than double. Long-term care (LTC) can vary widely — it includes everything from home health care and adult day care to residential care in…

How to Get Out of Medical Debt

How to Get Out of Medical Debt

The good news first. More than 16 million previously uninsured Americans are now covered by Obamacare. The bad news: It sure doesn’t cover medical debt. And 70 percent of us are still struggling to get rid of it, according…

The Reality of Having ADHD at Work

The Reality of Having ADHD at Work

I spent my childhood in tony private schools that touted their ability to give students individualized care and attention. The privileged education was wonderful, but my grade reports and parent-teacher conferences were always the same: Ashley is intelligent and…

Sleep Absolutely Needs to Be a Priority

Sleep Absolutely Needs to Be a Priority

My sleep evangelism started with my own painful wake-up call. On the morning of April 6, 2007, I was lying on the floor of my home office in a pool of blood. On my way down, my head had…

Guide to Long-Term Disability Insurance

Guide to Long-Term Disability Insurance

A home is likely one of the largest purchases you will ever make, so it may surprise you to hear that it is actually not your biggest asset. The ability to earn a continuous income far surpasses the value of…

Top Exercise Apps Cheaper Than Spin Class

Top Exercise Apps Cheaper Than Spin Class

Exercise is critical for your health and can be an important part of striking that elusive work-life balance. But between Pilates, spin, and barre classes, or even just a simple gym membership, the cost of working out can add…

Who Needs Life Insurance?

Who Needs Life Insurance?

As the new year begins, it’s customary to take a look at the year ahead and mindfully make resolutions. We think about goals to set, and changes that will make our lives more healthy, productive, and financially stable than…

Economic Reasons Why Rape Is Not Reported

Economic Reasons Why Rape Is Not Reported

The decision to report rape or sexual assault is far from simple, and it goes beyond the emotional toll of having to constantly recount the story. There are serious financial deterrents to coming forward: Reporting can derail careers and education…