My Two Cents: Don’t Squander Large Sums Of Money

Annika Harris | June 24, 2010 - 7:00 pm

I can’t say I’m the best at managing my finances. I’m a self-proclaimed shopping addict and I’m too lazy to negotiate a better interest rate on my student loans. But one piece of financial advice I’ve always heeded was to never squander a large sum of money. Even when I was a child I preferred… More »

Poll: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 23, 2010 - 5:20 pm

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Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 5: “Cold Denial”

The Frisky | June 22, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Diane, a recent divorcee denies having a cold and the need to be on her ex’s health insurance. It’s not like she’s going to get salmonella poisoning or get hit by a bus, right? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor says wrong — one visit to the hospital can prove catastrophic consequences to your finances. [TherapyMore »

Reader Feedback: Let’s Talk About Money, Honey!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 21, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Hey all! As I’m sure you’ve noticed, for the last few months, we’ve been running a series of columns (Money 101, Cash & Coupling, and My Two Cents) and posts related to finances, all filed under our Money section. This content, for the most part, is sponsored by Free Credit Score, but the opinions expressed… More »

Money 101: How To Start Your Own Small Business

Heather Teilhet | June 18, 2010 - 6:00 pm

J.K. Rowling was buying groceries on a welfare check until she hit pay dirt with a nerdy pre-teen wizard. Sara Blakely was a sales trainer and stand-up comic before she revolutionized the pantyhose industry with Spanx.

Almost two-thirds of the world’s approximately 1,000 billionaires are rags-to-riches stories. And even Kanye says a little… More »

Cash & Coupling: When Your Financial Backgrounds Are Like Night And Day

Colleen Meeks | June 16, 2010 - 6:30 pm

It’s usually obvious what your partner got from his ‘rents: Mom’s baby blues and cooking talents, Dad’s oddly shaped feet and football fanaticism. What’s less obvious is how much those same parents affected his attitude towards paying his rent. Not since you voted for a Democrat and your man a Republican has there been a… More »

Money 101: Top Online Money-Saving Sites And Tools

Leonora Epstein | June 11, 2010 - 3:00 pm

The way we shop now: via virtual window browsing, electronic payments, and clicks of a button. Which is great for making things easier, but it also means you may become less discerning about your purchases. Avoid settling for the quick fix when you’re spending online—with a bit of research, you might find yourself saving more… More »

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 4: “He’s Really Sensitive”

The Frisky | June 10, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Connie just moved in with her boyfriend and although he’s really nice and makes great lasagna, there’s something she’s never asked him — his number. Could his credit mess up their financial future? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor encourages her to do the “partner exchange,” even though he’s really sensitive and cried during “Wall-E.” [TherapyMore »

My Two Cents: 8 Tips That’ll Save Any Shopaholic

Simcha | June 9, 2010 - 5:30 pm

I, Simcha Whitehill, am a recovering shopaholic. It all started back in the day, when I was a suburban mall rat. My BFF in middle school lived a block from the indoor bonanza. (Coincidence? I think not!) By high school, I had to get an after-school job at a real estate office just to support… More »

Cash & Coupling: Can (Or Should) You Date A Cheapskate?

Colleen Meeks | June 8, 2010 - 12:30 pm

As a little girl, I always imagined Prince Charming’s arrival would be exactly like the Disney movies. There would be ball gowns, chariots, attentive servants – our happy ever after looked embarrassingly like the prom. As a questionably mature 20-something, I just hoped he’d show up with his own 401k and a checkbook at least… More »

Money 101: The Lowdown On Hidden Finance Charges

Heather Teilhet | June 4, 2010 - 6:00 pm

So you’ve just noticed the $4.99 mystery charge on your cell phone bill; and, how annoying, that “emergencies only” credit card you never use billed you $15 for your frugality? We consulted two experts to find out if these and other hidden charges are legit, and if there’s any way to avoid being nickel and… More »

Money 101: Get Out Of Debt Now!

Heather Teilhet | June 3, 2010 - 4:00 pm

One Venti latte five mornings a week. You could probably pay for your caffeine addiction with cash, but who carries around stacks of green besides strippers and Lil Wayne? Plastic is so much more convenient.

A couple coffees probably won’t send you to the poorhouse, but are you swiping the plastic for groceries? More »

Cash & Coupling: 7 Ways To Work Through Money-Focused Fights

Heather Teilhet | June 1, 2010 - 12:00 pm

He found the receipt for the Manolos you blew half a paycheck on, and the resulting confrontation wasn’t pretty. You called him a penny-pinching tightwad. He said you’re wasteful and irresponsible. Is this relationship doomed? And are we really fighting about high heels, or is there something deeper going on?

According to Terri… More »

Cash & Coupling: How To Create A Budget After “Two” Becomes “One”

Heather Teilhet | May 28, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Your honeymoon bags are unpacked and your tan is starting to fade. He’s getting used to picking up Tampax at the grocery store, and you’re getting used to picking up his toenail clippings from the bathroom floor. Hello, real life. It’s time for the next challenge: combining finances.

Financial experts agree that because… More »

Money 101: 5 Ways To Find Summer Travel Deals And Steals

Yasmin Zar | May 27, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Just because we’re in a recession doesn’t mean you can’t get your vacation kicks. On the contrary, when the tourism industry is suffering, deals are to be had. Check out the best ways to score big and save money on your summer travel plans.
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Poll: What Would You Do With A $1,000 Bonus?

The Frisky | May 26, 2010 - 3:50 pm

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My Two Cents: 7 Ways To Make Extra Money In Your Free Time

Wendy Atterberry | May 25, 2010 - 5:00 pm

No matter how frugally you learn to live, there are still going to be some things you’ll want to splurge on, and that’s OK. I mean, this is a recession, after all, not a potato famine. You don’t have to give up all your luxuries or switch to low-cost everything; you just have to get… More »

Cash & Coupling: 5 Money Questions You Need to Ask Your Honey

Heather Teilhet | May 24, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Are you and your love shopping for a puppy? Relocating to a new city, so you can finally be together? Apartment hunting for two? Expecting some permanent bling on your left hand soon? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then grab your dude and two Venti lattes and get comfy on… More »

Money 101: Rehab Your Credit Rating

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

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 Sizemore is all kinds of crazytown. If you need help kicking a drug, sex or alcohol problem, call the good folks at Betty Ford or… More »

Quiz: What’s Your Money Moniker?

The Frisky | May 20, 2010 - 5:30 pm

You find a $100 in your pocket (OK, unlikely, but work with us here), so what do you do? Stock up on Havaianas for the summer or deposit it immediately? Maybe you take your man to a nice dinner or you pay off some credit card debt (like chipping an ice cube off an iceberg). More »

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