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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.
What is Annual Percentage Rate (APR)?

What is Annual Percentage Rate (APR)?

Annual percentage rate (APR) is what you pay for borrowing, expressed as a single percentage that represents the actual yearly cost over the term of a loan. This includes any fees or additional costs associated with the transaction. It can…

How Unlearning Makes You Smarter

How Unlearning Makes You Smarter

Unlearning. We could all use a bit more of it. We spend so much time obsessed with acquiring new knowledge that we don’t realize a lot of not-so-useful knowledge also finds its way into our heads.
What Is the Fiduciary Rule?

What Is the Fiduciary Rule?

Yesterday, the headlines were full of the news that Texas federal trial Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn had ruled in favor of the Labor Department, and against financial industry challengers as well as the Trump administration, on the DoL&rsquo…

Support Refugees

Support Refugees

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Final count: 314 books sold, $5,155 to be donated. Thank you to the hundreds of you who purchased, tweeted, amplified, shared, supported, cheered and advocated. On February 17th, Zoë Wild and…

Overcoming the Stress of Overachieving

Overcoming the Stress of Overachieving

We’re currently facing an epidemic. It’s got a lot of different names: anxiety, uncertainty, overwhelm, burn out. The problem is that unnoticed, these things can turn into medical problems with real consequences: digestive problems, headaches, disturbed sleep, depression, and even autoimmune conditions.
All You Need Are Roots and Wings

All You Need Are Roots and Wings

Excerpt #3 from Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms

My mother told my teenage self that to navigate life successfully, all I needed were roots and wings: foundational values and principles, and the confidence to take calculated risks…