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 »

Therapy For Your Pocketbook: Meet Connie, Susie, Diane & Manisha!

The Frisky | May 20, 2010 - 4:29 pm

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Cash & Coupling: How To Cover Your Ass-ets During A Breakup

Heather Teilhet | May 19, 2010 - 12:00 pm

You’ve discovered your union is more Ben and J. Lo than Ben and J-Gar. Some things just weren’t meant to be. Luckily for you, making a few dumb decisions on love doesn’t mean you — or your finances — are doomed for all eternity. As long as you’re smart enough to avoid a major financial… More »

Money 101: Financial “Rules” You Should Ignore

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

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 do it on the first date” … they don’t necessarily serve you best, you know? Financial “rules” are no different, says Manisha Thakor, a personal… More »

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 3: “Goodbye Hubby, Hello New Biz”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 14, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Diane, a recent divorcee, got the house (thank the Lord!) — and the mortgage payments (damn it!). As she adjusts to her single income and not having to clean up Steve’s toenail clippings anymore, she is encouraged by Finance Expert Manisha Thakor to downgrade from champagne to sparkling wine and to develop a kick… More »

Cash & Coupling: Should We Open A Joint Checking Account?

Colleen Meeks | May 13, 2010 - 12:29 pm

When my husband asked me to marry him, I didn’t hesitate before saying yes. But when he first suggested that we open a joint checking account, I froze. I was thrilled to give up my single status … but signing over my financial independence? That was a completely different proposal.

There are as… More »

My Two Cents: Weaning Myself Off ATMs

Kate Torgovnick/ | May 12, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Do you ever feel like you spend an inordinate amount of time standing in front of an ATM? I used to feel the exact same way. I’d take out cash in small increments, spend it on Lord knows what, run out, and then go back for more without thinking. I won’t lie—there were nights, especially… More »

Money 101: How To Reduce Your Monthly Bills

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

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 then re-rolling it into two separate rolls, thus turning 12 rolls into 24. Swear to God. Enter multiple scatological puns here. (What a cheap-ass! That’s… More »

Cash & Coupling: Honey, I’m Home — And I Lost My Job!

Colleen Meeks | May 10, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Your stud may be stunning, but there’s nothing pretty about being in a relationship with someone who’s been laid off. While your heart may break for Mr. Unemployed, his perpetual presence on your sofa can get ugly – fast. When your partner gets downsized, how do you prevent a downsizing effect on your relationship? We… More »

Money 101: How To Downsize Your Expenditures

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

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 for every time my husband told me I needed to ponder it, I likely wouldn’t need to ponder it at all). I’ve heard, though, that… More »

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 2: “Stop Buying ‘Things'”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 6, 2010 - 5:59 pm

Susie is young, single, has a great job AND an addiction to Marc Jacobs totes. It’s not Tom Sizemore bad, but it’s bad. Although she’s bringing home the bacon, she’s frying it before her paycheck even clears. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor offers some tips to turn off her spending spigot.
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My Two Cents: I Used To Be A Financial Idiot

Ami Angelowicz | May 5, 2010 - 6:00 pm

As soon as I was pushed out of the college womb into the harsh light of day, I discovered I had a really big problem: I was a complete financial idiot. How did I miss the memo on how to support myself as an adult? I was raised in a middle-class family where both of… More »

Cash & Coupling: Your Credit’s Good, Your Partner’s … Not So Much

Colleen Meeks | May 4, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Hopefully, you’re proud of your credit score and shred the five credit card offers you get every day, knowing that you worked hard to earn a rating as high as Matthew McConaughey on any given Sunday afternoon. But what if your man’s score isn’t nearly as pretty as he is? Sure, he might be awfully… More »

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

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

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 financially afloat now, but also in the foreseeable – and even distant – future. Doing so involves carefully considering the way you dole out those… More »

Poll: What’s Your Bill-Paying Policy?

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

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Cash & Coupling: I’m A Spender, He’s A Saver

Colleen Meeks | April 28, 2010 - 12:00 pm

My husband works in sales, and when he gets a commission check, I’m halfway to the mall before it even hits our account. But while my first response is to go shopping, the only -ing he’s thinking about is saving. We have yet to get into a physical tug-of-war over the check, but honestly, we’ve… More »

Money 101: What’s A Credit Rating Anyway?

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

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 patronage. Zagat gives restaurants ratings so that you can find the best tikka masala out of 20 Indian joints; eBay sellers have feedback ratings so… More »

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