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He Said/She Said: Merging Lives

On a recent cold, damp morning, I woke up feeling anxious. My new job had been taking its toll, and when I found J. lying on the couch in the…

Rainbow Kirby | April 12, 2011 - 1:00 pm

He Said/She Said: Our First Vacation Together

This love train continues to steamroll ahead, flattening my former single girl life in its path and chugging into serious couple territory. After only a month of living together, a…

Rainbow Kirby | March 28, 2011 - 1:00 pm

He Said/She Said: When She Moves In With Him

I had just started calling J. my boyfriend when he asked me to move in – rather, told me I was moving in. He had posted my apartment on Craig’s…

Rainbow Kirby | March 18, 2011 - 11:00 am

Money 101: Do Good With Charitable Donations – And Get Deductions, Too!

The onslaught of tax return documents starting arriving in my mailbox a few weeks ago — from banks and places of employment (I had a few last year) — and…

Rainbow Kirby | January 28, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Money 101: Identifying The Money Drains In Your Life

I’m amazed at how every time I walk out of my apartment, cash just seems to seep out of my wallet. So, this year, in a conscious effort to make…

Rainbow Kirby | January 19, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Money 101: Visualizing Your Financial Future

In January, many of us take the time to reflect on our progress and trajectory in life, mentally scribbling a personal scorecard for the past year. We analyze and comb…

Rainbow Kirby | January 12, 2011 - 12:00 pm

My Two Cents: I Resolve To Stop Renting!

Before the horns blew and the ball dropped, my friends went around the table sharing their resolutions for the New Year. More sex. Lose weight. Save money. Be a better

Rainbow Kirby | January 7, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Girl Talk: How A Happy Light Saved Me From SAD

After Daylight Saving Time ended in November, the old adage “spring ahead, fall behind” began to ring true. I not only fell behind in projects, socializing, and errands, all I…

Rainbow Kirby | January 6, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Poll: How Much Are You In The Hole From The Holidays?

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Rainbow Kirby | January 4, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Poll: How Much Do You Contribute To Your Rent/Mortgage?

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Rainbow Kirby | December 3, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Girl Talk: Everyone’s Knocked Up – But Me!

It was like the post-WWII baby boom at my publishing company in Manhattan. The ladies’ room was full of women patting their stomachs, complaining about morning sickness that lasted all…

Rainbow Kirby | November 23, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Called The Cops On The Roommate From Hell

“I almost woke you up in the middle of the night and asked you to take me to the emergency room. I thought I was dying,” she said with a…

Rainbow Kirby | September 13, 2010 - 2:00 pm

My Two Cents: I Used A Credit Consolidation Agency To Crush My Debt

When I was 27, I finally took my head out of the sand and did what I had been dreading for months. I added up the balances of my credit…

Rainbow Kirby | August 12, 2010 - 6:00 pm