Money

Frisky Rant: Pay Off Your Own Debt!

I graduated from college two years ago with $115,000 in student loans. I’m paying them off a little at a time, and when I need a reason to drink, I…

Diana Vilibert | October 27, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Unknowingly Bought My Own Engagement Ring

My ex-fiancé made me cry on our first date.

Huddled together in my cramped Manhattan apartment, I learned that Michael graduated from UCLA, knew the lyrics to every Air…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 11: “Stocks, Bonds and Metaphors”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Diane, a recent divorcee, comes clean and admits that although she signed up for a Roth IRA, she has…

The Frisky | October 15, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Poll: How Do You Shop For A Car?

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Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 12, 2010 - 8:15 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: 3 Very Good Reasons Not To Buy A Home — Yet

During a coffee break at the Boston Federal Reserve’s housing crisis conference, I answered my 23-year-old, unemployed, freshly engaged sister’s phone call. She and her (also young but at least…

Amelia Timbers | September 21, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 9: “Store Credit Cards — Danger Ahead!“

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Suzie, a young professional, gets seduced by the lure of “15 percent off” that comes with opening a new store…

The Frisky | September 16, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Friends Don’t Respect My Financial Limitations”

I recently married and bought a home. During this same time, I was laid off from my job and my husband’s income decreased drastically. We ended up moving in with…

Wendy Atterberry | September 16, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Are Fancy Shampoos A Waste?

We’ve often purchased shampoos claiming to be “nutrient-rich” and promising healthier hair, only to find that the results are unimpressive and the products act just like normal shampoos. Some suggest…

Leonora Epstein | September 13, 2010 - 11:20 am

Dear Wendy: “I’m Afraid To Date Because I’m $190,000 In Debt”

I’m a 31-year-old, single guy in Chicago. I’m at a point in my life where I’d like to find a great woman and think about settling down and perhaps start…

Wendy Atterberry | September 12, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Money 101: 4 Secrets For Financing Grad School

“Don’t you have a daddy?” the professor sitting across from me asked. I smiled a little. Was he was joking? Or hitting on me? Nope, he was serious and thought…

Amelia Timbers | August 30, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Checkbook Balancer

I was in my early 20s, living in New York City and barely scraping by. Even though I was making ends meet by some combination of waiting tables/temping/focus groups, I…

Margot Leitman Curry | August 30, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Road Trip Tips For Fun-Loving But Broke Girls

Did you have to pass on this year’s trip with the girls to the Caribbean due to financial constraints? (Translation: are you broke?) Don’t fret and definitely don’t get down…

Jamie Brown | August 28, 2010 - 3:00 pm

10 Tips For The Savvy Traveler

We’re by no means “Up in the Air”-George-Clooney-type travelers, but we have learned a thing or two from our jaunts around the globe. Since it’s End of Summer Escapes Week

Leonora Epstein | August 25, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Girl Talk: My “I Do” Nightmare

“Shut up, shut up, shut up!” I squealed, wondering inwardly why those were the only words I could muster.

I placed my hands on Alex’s trembling shoulders and…

Jennifer Giglio | August 24, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s A Freeloader”

My boyfriend and I are both 25 and have been together for three years. The problem is that my boyfriend stays the night at my apartment seven nights a week…

Wendy Atterberry | August 18, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Is Too Broke To Take Me Out For My Birthday”

I’m 25 and have been dating a 28-year-old guy for seven months. He’s really fun, sweet, and a generous lover (he won’t be done until he’s gotten me off at…

Wendy Atterberry | August 9, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Poll: Do You Have Health Insurance?

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Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 6, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Dear Wendy: “My Husband Won’t Stop Bragging About His Package”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in two sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the…

Wendy Atterberry | August 6, 2010 - 1:00 pm
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