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Alaina Tweddale

Alaina Tweddale is a freelance writer who lives in the Philadelphia area. In her spare time she runs marathons and scours her local farmer’s market for organic produce. She can also sing every lyric to any Yo Gabba Gabba song.

Latest articles by Alaina Tweddale

73 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

Accelerate your debt retirement by redirecting current spending to repaying old bills. Lots of little savings here and there add up fast!

Is Your Partner Financially Unfaithful? (1 in 3 Are)

One in three partners in a committed financial relationship has been deceived by their partner about money. Why do partners lie about spending and what can you do about it?

5 Inspiring People Who Each Paid Off Over $100,000 in Debt

For these five people debt totaling $100k — or more — seemed insurmountable. That is, until they paid it off. Find out how you can, too.

7 Questions That Reveal If You and Your Partner Are a Money Match

They say romance and money don't mix but, to maintain a successful marriage, mixing the two is crucial. Here's how to get the convo started -- before it's too late

11 Things You Can Do in Philadelphia That You Can't Do Anywhere Else

Philadelphia is often underrated but those who've been here know: The city is surprisingly full of hidden charms.

A Lot of People Don't Understand What an Investment Really Is. Do You?

An investment plan is more than numbers on a page. It's your strategy to live the life you want — on your terms.

This Is Why You Can't Postpone Planning for Your Retirement (And How to Start)

Only one person is responsible for your retirement plan — you. Find out how you can take charge with these simple steps.

How to Save $26,000 in 5 Years or Less

Think you can't save money and get ahead? Learn how a few simple changes to your daily spending can become a HUGE pile of money.

Think the Housing Bubble Was Bad? Check Out These Other Crazy Investment Bubbles

In the 1600s, tulip trading nearly ruined Holland. Yup — tulips.

10 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Retirement

Retirement safety nets like pensions are fast becoming a thing of the past. Plan your own strategy with these easy tips to supercharge your retirement.

The Right Thing to Say in 20 Tough Situations

Avoid putting your foot in your mouth by always knowing what to say in 20 these challenging social situations.

This One Financial Trick Lets You Buy Happiness

How you spend your money has a surprising impact on overall life satisfaction. Read this to spend happier!

How to Prevent Boomerang Kids From Ruining Your Retirement Budget

It's important to be there for your kids, but how much help is too much help? Consider these factors before settling on an old living arrangement.

You Should Always Negotiate a Raise: Here Are 10 Reasons Why

“It never hurts to ask” is especially true when it comes to salary. Before you settle for what's offered, consider these 10 reasons to ask for more.