Money

The 10 Best Discount Stores

The 10 Best Discount Stores

Shopping has always been an outlet for me, but as I’ve gotten older (and more cognizant of my finances,) my go-to hobby seems to be at odds with being financially responsible.

But there is a middle ground, a…

How to Protect Yourself from Another Madoff

How to Protect Yourself from Another Madoff

Do you really know how your financial advisor is managing your money?

The Wizard of Lies, HBO’s new Bernie Madoff movie premiering tonight, is a harrowing reminder of how important it is to understand how your long-term investments…

Should I Buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale?

Should I Buy a Foreclosure or Short Sale?

I’m looking to buy a new home, and I’ve noticed that there are a couple of “short sale” and foreclosed homes in the area where I’m interested in living. These homes are priced substantially lower than others…

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…

What My Divorce Cost Me

What My Divorce Cost Me

Divorcing after 20 years of marriage left this 44-year-old mother of two financially devastated and almost homeless. Two years later, I’m emerging from the fog, but I made some embarrassing mistakes along the way.

Let’s go…

3 Apps That Track Your Spending

3 Apps That Track Your Spending

It’s time to make a habit of paying attention to where your money goes each month. Once you do that, you can see trends and start planning accordingly.

For example, are you spending too much on clothes or coffee…