Cash & Coupling: Are Your Gift-Giving Styles In Sync?

Colleen Meeks | December 11, 2011 - 12:00 pm

My husband is like a child when it comes to giving gifts. He shops big – both big price tags and big impact — and he’s usually even more excited about giving me my gifts than I am about getting them. They’re always really nice – for my 30th birthday I got an iPad –… More »

Adventures In Gold Digging

Jessica Wakeman | December 1, 2011 - 4:20 pm

For reasons unbeknownst to me, Business Insider has published a piece about a young woman in New York City who did something unethical, tempting and all-too-easy: she used the online dating site to score around $1,200 in free dinners paid for by dates. … More »

Do Your Parents Financially Support You?

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2011 - 2:30 pm

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Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 15: “Saving — Snap Into It!”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 10, 2011 - 6:43 pm

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 14: “Avoid Lifestyle Creep”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 30, 2011 - 6:43 pm

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

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

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 I began to feel the familiar and perennial angst; tax day is coming! I stuck most of them in a pile to be looked at… More »

Money 101: Identifying The Money Drains In Your Life

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

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 my paycheck stretch a bit longer, I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on my miscellaneous expenses. Here are some common dollar drains I’ve found and… More »

Money 101: Visualizing Your Financial Future

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

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 through the personal, the professional, the spiritual and the financial. Did I crush that credit card debt? Increase my 401k contributions? Save more, spend less? More »

My Two Cents: I Resolve To Stop Renting!

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

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 person. Stop dating deadbeats.

One of those was mine. The other I shared with my boyfriend the next morning. “2011 is going to be… More »

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

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

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Money 101: Do I Really Have To Give So-And-So A Gift?

Colleen Meeks | December 24, 2010 - 3:30 pm

You’ve probably made your shopping list and checked it three or four times by now this holiday season. Some of the people on there are no-brainers; you know you have to buy your mom a gift. But after you put the obvious folks on there and move further down the list, you always get the… More »

Have You Had To Move Back In With Your Folks?

Julie Gerstein | December 21, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Despite reports to the contrary, the recession seems to be alive and well–especially if you ask those of us in our 20s and 30s who are still looking for jobs, and who might have had to move back home. I know all too well what that’s like. When I was 26, I returned from a… More »

Money 101: How To Resist Common Holiday Pitfalls

Colleen Meeks | December 20, 2010 - 2:00 pm

As much as I would love to tell you to take the holidays off from having to worry about money, the fact is, the bazillion dollars we Americans spend every year celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are all the more reason to be responsible about your finances. The blur and excitement of the season… More »

Don’t Let Santa Bring You Debt This Year For Christmas

Joanne Hinkel | December 13, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Even though it’s less than two weeks until December 25th, I’m experiencing a small Christmas miracle: I’m not feeling the holiday panic. Why? The day after Thanksgiving I put together a gift-giving plan for my loved ones and accompanying to-do list and I’ve been chipping away at it — both online and by shopping here… More »

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 13: “But I Want to Buy A House Now!”

The Frisky | December 9, 2010 - 8:00 pm

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Connie, who recently moved in with her boyfriend, shares her desire to move away from their bongo-playing, hippie neighbors and move into a house of their own. But she’s torn between saving for retirement and saving for a home. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor advises… More »

Is Investing In Divorce The Wrongest Thing Ever, Or Kinda-Sorta Good?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 7, 2010 - 2:39 pm

In fun holiday news, a new type of investment company is popping up around the country. If you’re intimidated by the stock market, maybe you’ll want to invest in divorce proceedings? Or not. Two companies—Balance Point Divorce Funding in Beverly Hills and Churchill Divorce Finance in New York—let you contribute to a woman (or man)… More »

MIT Smarties Create Interactive Wallets

Leonora Epstein | December 7, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Raise your hand if you’ve ever avoided looking at your credit card bill (easier now, thanks to automatic payments) or bank balance? We’re oftentimes guilty of not managing our money as best we could, and we hate to use technology as the culprit, but you can’t deny that money is becoming increasingly abstract with… More »

Money 101: Why You Need A 401(k) Now

Amelia Timbers | December 6, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Retirement seems so far away. Then again, so did 30 and that’s all up in my grill. Like other distant things, thinking about retirement is easy to delay in favor of the triage of daily life. But objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. Since there’s no way to rapidly save for retirement… More »

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

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

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Cash & Coupling: Seriously, Ladies, Get A Damn Prenup!

Amelia Timbers | December 2, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Prenups are a backup plan. Like any other backup plan — the fold-up flats in your purse, tampons in your desk drawer at work, the rape whistle on your keychain — you don’t expect to use it, and you really hope not to, but thank God it’s there when you need it. For women, divorce… More »

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