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Brittany Lyte

Brittany is an award-winning journalist. Her writing appears in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America, FiveThirtyEight, San Francisco Chronicle, Connecticut Post, Boston magazine, Hawaii Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat.

Latest articles by Brittany Lyte

The 10 Most Common Financial Aid Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Acing FAFSA is crucial for making college affordable for so many students. Unfortunately, it's also super confusing.

Get Your Closet Ready for Summer With These 5 Hacks

Who needs winter duds taking up precious real estate? Clear out your wool and Gore-Tex, make way for cotton, and declutter your wardrobe all at once.

5 Ways to Live Bank-Free

One in 12 Americans lives bank free — by choice. Find out how they do it so you can, too!

Are All-Inclusive Vacations and Cruises Worth the Money?

One fee gets you all the food, drink, and fun you can handle for a week. Just make sure that all-in vacation package pencils out before you book it.

6 Smart Summer Side Jobs for New Grads

About to receive your diploma, but have no job and zero cash? These side jobs will help you make some summer dough.

Does Personality Type Determine Your Income?

The Myers-Briggs test analyzes 16 different personality types, some of which tend to be higher earners than others. Where do you fall?

The 3 Best Cities With Rent Control

Is rent control your secret weapon to a coveted, affordable apartment in the country’s most expensive cities? The rules are tricky, but maybe!

First-Time Home Buyer? Consider These 5 Cities

Some U.S. cities still offer a prime buyers' market for first-timers. Have you considered putting down roots in one of these spots?

5 Reasons to Keep Your Money Separated After Marriage

Most couples assume sharing money is just part of marriage. But it doesn't have to be.

12 Great Side Jobs for Outdoorsy Types

If your 9-to-5 is crushing your spirits, consider one of these fresh air side hustles that'll get you outdoors — and unchained from your desk.

These 5 Famous Animals Earned More Than You

Learning just how much money these celebrity animals make will both impress you and depress you.

6 Times We Are Likely to Lie for Money

When are we most likely to tell little white lies (and even some whoppers)? When money's at stake, of course.

6 Great Side Jobs for Book Lovers

Wishing you could spend all day reading books instead of going to work? Put that bookwormery to good use by getting paid to be a book lover.

7 DIY Easter Baskets That Cost $10 or Less

These creative Easter baskets promise your little ones more than just a sugar rush — all at $10 or less!

10 Stocks That Are Actually Having a Good Year

The Stock Market stumbled into 2016, pulled down by cheap oil and worries about China. Despite all that, these stocks are stepping lively into spring.

How Much Can You Trust That Food Label?

They say you should always read the labels when you buy food — but can you trust what the label says?

5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Get Divorced

Finding a lawyer is the instinctive first move when a marriage falls apart. Making these critical money decisions should be second.

5 Ways the Canadian Dollar Decline Will Impact Your Wallet

The loonie is at its lowest value relative to the dollar in 13 years. How will our northern neighbor’s economy affect our own wallets?

5 Ways Good Manners Make You Wealthier

Getting rich isn't easy. But it can be a whole lot easier if you mind your P's and Q's!

7 Things Your Financial Advisor Wishes You Knew

Then again, if you already knew these truths about investing, why would you need a financial advisor?