Posts tagged "personal finance"

Money 101: An Overview Of 401(k), 403(b), And Roth IRA Retirement Accounts

If you’re anything like me, when someone brings up retirement savings, investing, or your 401(k) match at a cocktail party, your eyes immediately glaze over and all you hear is…

Heather Teilhet | July 30, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Cash & Coupling: How Having A Baby Changed Us — Financially

When I began dating my now husband, I already had a little girl from a previous relationship. In order to get serious with me, he had to adjust to the…

Colleen Meeks | July 23, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 7: “Hidden Purchases”

In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Connie confesses she’s been keeping her purchases in the closet and under the bed — anywhere her live-in boyfriend won’t…

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

Money 101: How To Save Even When You’re Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Being the queen of your own financial destiny is priceless … and can be as scary as some of Lady Gaga’s heel heights. Whether your salary is as high as…

Colleen Meeks | July 15, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Money 101: How To Start Saving To Buy Your First Home

There it is again. That once-a-month unsettling feeling. It’s not your ovulation cycle. It’s your monthly financial cycle making you nauseous. It’s that nagging feeling that accompanies the deadline for…

Heather Teilhet | July 7, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Money 101: How To Start Your Own Small Business

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…

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

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

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…

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

Money 101: The Lowdown On Hidden Finance Charges

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?

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

Money 101: Get Out Of Debt Now!

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…

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

My Two Cents: Weaning Myself Off ATMs

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…

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

Money 101: How To Reduce Your Monthly Bills

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…

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

Money 101: How To Downsize Your Expenditures

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…

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

My Two Cents: I Used To Be A Financial Idiot

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…

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

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

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…

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

Poll: What’s Your Bill-Paying Policy?

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

Money 101: What’s A Credit Rating Anyway?

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…

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

My Two Cents: How I Saved Enough Money To Move Abroad

I am essentially living my dream—seven months ago, I packed up my life in New York and decided to move to Paris for a year. I get a lot of…

Leonora Epstein | April 21, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Money 101: Tax Deductions You May Have Missed

The U.S. tax code has over seven million words in it. Seriously — seven freaking million! Amongst all those pages and phrases are a variety of tax deductions that you…

Chelsea Kaplan | April 19, 2010 - 12:00 pm

How To Make Doing Next Year’s Taxes Less Painful

If you’re like us, you probably spent the better part of the week ripping out your hair as you collected and combed through bank statements, pay stubs, and W-2s to…

Catherine Strawn | April 16, 2010 - 4:30 pm