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Money 101: Rehab Your Credit Rating

If I’ve learned anything from watching “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,” it’s that the sole act of going to rehab doesn’t make for full-on rehabilitation. Well, that and that Tom…

Chelsea Kaplan | May 21, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Money 101: Financial “Rules” You Should Ignore

There are all sorts of rules out there that were made to be broken. You can’t wear white after Labor Day; “beer before liquor, never sicker”; “just say no”; “don’t…

Chelsea Kaplan | May 17, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Money 101: How To Reduce Your Monthly Bills

I once saw an “Oprah” episode with a guy so hell-bent on reducing his monthly grocery bills that he had a practice of purchasing doubly-ply toilet paper, unrolling it and…

Chelsea Kaplan | May 11, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Money 101: How To Downsize Your Expenditures

I’m 100 percent guilty of spending without really thinking. Downsizing my expenditures really isn’t something I ponder, even though I know I should (and seriously, if I had a dollar…

Chelsea Kaplan | May 7, 2010 - 11:59 am

Money 101: When To Pay With Cash, When To Use Credit Cards & When To Finance

If you’re lucky enough to have money in this crap-tastic economy, you’ve got to do all you can to make sure you’re using it wisely enough to not only remain…

Chelsea Kaplan | May 3, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Poll: What’s Your Bill-Paying Policy?

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Chelsea Kaplan | April 29, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Money 101: What’s A Credit Rating Anyway?

When you really think about it, you realize that we rate and/or score nearly all things in life so as to compare them with their contemporaries and confidently grant our…

Chelsea Kaplan | April 26, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Money 101: Tax Deductions You May Have Missed

The U.S. tax code has over seven million words in it. Seriously — seven freaking million! Amongst all those pages and phrases are a variety of tax deductions that you…

Chelsea Kaplan | April 19, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Money 101: 4 Easy Ways To Start Building Your Nest Egg

In this tough economic climate, after paying all of your bills, you’re lucky if the money left over from your paycheck each month allows you to splurge on a trendy…

Chelsea Kaplan | April 12, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Cash & Coupling: How To Cope When Your Paycheck Dwarfs Your Guy’s

Even though it’s 2010, when you’re in a relationship where you’re out-earning your man, it can make you feel all Peggy Olson, threatening the sharkskin suits off those ass-slapping, whiskey-drinking…

Chelsea Kaplan | April 6, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Money 101: What You Need To Do Before Buying Your First Home

Whether it’s because you can’t stand another day with a sloppy roommate, one more night of smelling the Indian food your neighbors are making for dinner or living in 300…

Chelsea Kaplan | April 5, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Handle It: How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD

Passing along the info to your new honey that you’ve got an STD is something you’re probably looking forward to about as much as attending your nephew’s 5th birthday party…

Chelsea Kaplan | April 3, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Real Chick Lit: “What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories”

In my opinion, if you’re over 25 and don’t have at least one “bad boyfriend” story, something’s wrong with you. Mine, who I dated right around 23, was a totally…

Chelsea Kaplan | January 29, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Handle This: Makeover Your Man

Do you want to rip the clothes off your partner’s body not because you’re insanely attracted to him, but because you hate his style so much? While it may seem…

Chelsea Kaplan | December 8, 2008 - 3:00 pm

The Frisky Gift Guide: Don’t Forget Your Manners

‘Tis the season to shower the people you love – and, of course, get a little soaked yourself — with pretty wrapped packages. While giving and receiving can be oh…

Chelsea Kaplan | December 6, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Handle It: When Financial Troubles Cause Friction In Your Relationship

Miracle of miracles, the current economic crisis doesn’t look like it’s going to saddle you with major financial setbacks. Your significant other, however, hasn’t been so lucky. Whether your partner’s…

Chelsea Kaplan | December 4, 2008 - 5:30 pm

Handle This: Bring A Shy Guy Out Of His Shell

Whether it’s sitting in silence during dinner or enduring the long, uncomfortable pauses when he’s out with you and your friends, dating a shy guy can create some incredibly frustrating…

Chelsea Kaplan | September 20, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Handle This: Nine Ways To Ditch A Bad Date

When “It’s just one drink” turns into “I would rather have a root canal than another martini with you”, it’s time to devise a plan to ditch your dead-end date

Chelsea Kaplan | September 5, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Beauty How To: Vampy Red Lips & Nails

I remember watching “Dynasty” in the ’80s and thinking that Krystle and Alexis Carrington were so fantastically glam. Their glitzy, sequined dresses, shellacked hair, long, red talons and crimson lips…

Chelsea Kaplan | August 29, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Handle This: Dating A Mama’s Boy

When your relationship is full of drama created by his mama, the road to romance can feel like a traffic jam – with her in the driver’s seat. Puzzled as…

Chelsea Kaplan | August 21, 2008 - 1:00 pm

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