Your Money

Pointers from the pros on smart retirement planning, loans, college savings, real estate and investments.

cooking
Aug 29th, 2014

Healthy Eating for the New School Season

Ed note: Jenn Fowler is back with one of her incredibly popular recipe posts! These gems will help you have a healthful, affordable dinner on the table in no time. It’s perfect for busy nights during the school year. The lazy days of summer are drawing to a close as the hectic back to school […]

college
Aug 25th, 2014

How to Afford the Degree of Your Dreams

Ed note: Starting your senior year of high school? Dreaming about living away from your parents, where no one cares if the bath towels have been on the floor for three days? Fantasizing about studying with brilliant professors at the college of your dreams? Unfortunately, these things cost money – a fair amount of it. […]

cooking
Aug 18th, 2014

Taking (and Baking) Sales Taxes

Ed note: One of my favorite quick-dinner fixes is to pick up one of those prepared pizzas that you bake at home. Somehow I trick myself into believing it’s healthier. Another added bonus of the purchase might be that – in some places – it also escapes sales tax that comes with delivery or other fast […]

back-to-school
Aug 15th, 2014

Back-To-School Shopping: National Thrift Shop Day

Ed note: “I’ma take your grandpa’s style. No for real, ask your grandpa, can I have his hand-me-downs?” Sorry. It’s catchy. As we transition kids back to school this fall, it’s a time of mixed jubilation and dread. While it will be great to be back on a regular schedule during the school year, planning […]

back-to-school
Aug 4th, 2014

Back to School Budget-Setting Help

Don’t let the heat of August confuse you. It’s already back to school season. Leer en español. You probably know that it isn’t as easy as waking up one morning, putting the kids on a bus and walking away. A new school year requires preparation and, maybe more notably, purchases. In fact, in 2014 the National Retail […]

budgeting
Jul 23rd, 2014

How to Manage Your Budget with Inconsistent Paychecks

Ed note: Working for yourself might sound like the new American dream. Set your own hours. Be your own boss. But it isn’t all sunshine and roses. Our contributor Miel, from DINKS Finance, dives into one of the tougher areas of self-employment. Leer en español. A 9-to-5 job provides stability in the form of a […]