money 101

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

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

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…

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

Money 101: How To Resist Common Holiday Pitfalls

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…

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

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

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…

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

Money 101: How To Help Your Parents Through The Recession

It seems like the floundering economy has taken its toll on everyone in some way or another. Maybe you ended up in the unemployment line, or maybe your pantry’s stocked…

Colleen Meeks | November 22, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Money 101: How To Start Prepping Now For Your Inevitable 2010 Tax Return

You’re not going to like this. But now — mid-November — would be a really smart time to start thinking about your 2010 taxes. Yes, going to the gynecologist sounds…

Colleen Meeks | November 15, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Money 101: 8 Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget

When you’re looking to trim your budget, it can be easy to cut down on what you spend on food. You can stop getting that latte every morning on your…

Colleen Meeks | October 29, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Money 101: How To Make The Most Of Reverse Empty-Nesting

Sometimes when you hit rock bottom, there’s only one place to go – back home with Mom and Dad. As layoffs and overwhelming debt are knocking members of our generation…

Colleen Meeks | October 22, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Money 101: How To Avoid 7 Common Savings Pitfalls

This past payday, I was as excited about having the funds to bring home this season’s faux fur vest as I was about skimming 10 percent off the top and…

Colleen Meeks | October 7, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Money 101: How To Meaningfully Reduce Your Expenses

Financial tips like “skip your latte” are obnoxious. So are suggestions to camp rather than stay in hotels, separate two-ply toilet paper and cook eggs in the dishwasher. After all,…

Amelia Timbers | October 4, 2010 - 7:00 pm
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