Before I got married, my husband and I talked about our financial situation, and we both agreed that I’d support our family so he could focus his full attention on school.
The holidays are an expensive time of year. There are gifts to buy, events to attend, and family members to visit, and costs can add up quickly before you’ve even had a chance to consider hosting a gathering of…
As a low-income person and parent, I wanted to dig into my own family’s budget both for myself, and to give people a little glimpse of what living on less really looks like.
The journalism industry isn’t exactly known for having prestigious, high-paying jobs — Anna Wintour, Anderson Cooper, Ta-Nehisi Coates, etc., excluded, of course.
Ever wonder why you can check your credit report for free once per year? Or why the government website that allows those free checks is named AnnualCreditReport.com? Probably because it's a good rule of thumb to keep tabs on your credit report on an annual basis.
New data reveals that the number of women investors is growing — and so are their returns.
When her home renovation project went over budget, Carrie Wiley of New York City found herself with about $18,000 in unexpected credit card debt.
Have you ever stopped to think about what you really want your retirement to look like, aside from having enough money to get by?
Despite my prowess in saving and paying down debt, I have long overlooked one critical piece of a solid financial foundation: investing.
Co-managing money with your significant other can be one of the most stressful parts of a relationship.
Most of us think that if you have some cash saved up and are looking to purchase a home, you should always put that cash towards your down payment in order to bring your loan down, right?
You may just be settling into your child’s senior year, but as you well know, college will be here before you know it.
Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what direction I need to be taking my finances.
Is it more important to grow your savings or increase your income? The answer, it seems, depends on who you ask.
Back when I was trying to furiously pay down debt, I became enamored with the show Extreme Couponing.
It’s no secret that having a baby is expensive. In fact, for a baby born in 2017, parents can expect to spend an average of $14,260 each year.
Regardless of your income level, you’re probably affected by financial stress.
Last year my husband and I were diligently searching for a school to send our daughter to. One thing I didn’t think to ask about was the schools’ approaches to teaching kids about money.
Sticking to a budget is no easy task, but it is an enormously satisfying one.
I’ll admit it: I am one of those people who has used a credit card to pay off another credit card.