Freelance journalist specializing in personal finance writing and editing, while teaching a daughter about money.
Don't let lax privacy settings leave you vulnerable. Stay on top of cyber security with these cheap (or even free) precautions.
Are you paying too much for peace of mind? In some cases, it might make sense to reduce your insurance coverage — or drop it altogether.
Vacation means treating yourself — and even splurging a little, but some travel deals simply aren't. Travel smart and avoid these tourist traps.
These brilliant concept vehicles of the future give even the Jetsons a run for their money. Find out what your next car may do.
Even a minor auto accident is frightening and stressful. Prepare for the aftermath ahead of time to limit the damage and walk away unscathed.
It's great to be able to DIY your money, but some jobs require the skills of a pro. Be the smart about when to seek professional financial advice.
You can't put a price on the love and loyalty of a good dog… well, actually you can. Learn how having a dog can save you some real money.
Need to bear down and get some work done? Crank the tunes, but not just any tunes — these tunes.
If you're planning a remodel, be sure to consider return on investment when you sell. These eight improvements return the most.
Most of us make them and few of us keep them — and there are good reasons why. Learn how to make your New Year's Resolutions stick.
There's an easy way to lose 10 pounds and 2 inches off your waist — walking 10,000 steps a day. Here are 50 great ways to get those steps in.
If you think Monopoly and The Game of Life teach players sound money management skills — go directly to jail. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.
After decades of computing, a committed PC user makes the switch to a MacBook Pro — and his only regret is that he didn't make the switch sooner.
You won't confuse a pair of Clarks for a pair of Brunos. But then, a pair of Clarks won't drain your bank account and leave you footsore at the end of the day, either.
The United States has a lot to recommend it, but there's always room for improvement. Let's look abroad for better ways of doing things and and start improving.
An auto accident can be traumatic, and so can the aftermath. Follow these steps to protect yourself later.
Why go frugal? Saving money is just the start.
You probably already know (or, if you're not a parent, you've already guessed) that it costs a lot to raise a child. But just how much is "a lot"?
You don't have to change your whole life to start saving more and spending less. Start with one of these doable challenges and goals, and frugal it up from there.
If you're like most of us, you've lost your New Year's resolve to exercise more. Here are 10 ways to rekindle your motivation and restart your health kick.