Posts tagged "personal finance"

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

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

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

Cash & Coupling: How Much Does A Baby Really Cost?

I have two children, and we’re expecting our third (and last … hello, vasectomy!) in the spring. I recently saw a billboard that claimed babies cost about $700 a month.

Colleen Meeks | October 11, 2010 - 6:00 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

Money 101: How To Save For The Big Stuff

Let’s face it, saving money is a bitch. But all the big stuff in life — car, college, marriage, kids, travel — have equally big dollar signs attached. To minimize…

Amelia Timbers | September 29, 2010 - 7:00 pm

What Do You Spend Money On And What Do You Save On?

Lately, I’ve got money on the brain. So when my bag broke a few weeks ago, I couldn’t decide what I should buy to replace it. For a variety of…

Susannah Breslin | September 28, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 10: “Sandals, Sundresses & Silence, Please”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Connie, a teacher who is stressed from trying to keep her third graders from setting their surroundings on fire,…

The Frisky | September 23, 2010 - 8:45 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

Money 101: 11 Personal Finance Reads To Change Your Life

In finance, there’s a canon that everyone on Wall Street has read: Benjamin Graham, Adam Smith, and Robert Schiller. But no canon exists for personal finance. In fact, most personal…

Amelia Timbers | September 17, 2010 - 7:00 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

Money 101: How To Negotiate Anything

One of my favorite coats is a gorgeous knee-length number that coordinates with almost anything. The best thing about this coat is that I paid the criminal price of $10…

Colleen Meeks | September 7, 2010 - 7:00 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

My Two Cents: I Used A Credit Consolidation Agency To Crush My Debt

When I was 27, I finally took my head out of the sand and did what I had been dreading for months. I added up the balances of my credit…

Rainbow Kirby | August 12, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 8: “The Shredder”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Diane, an entrepreneur, splurges a bit on her new business, but — $200 for a cappuccino maker?! Finance Expert Manisha

The Frisky | August 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Money 101: How To Buy Your First Home

Buying your first home can be a terrifying experience that may transform you from a financially stable go-getter to a jittery, nervous wreck.

I remember lying awake, staring…

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