Carrie writes on personal finance, technology, and travel. Her work has appeared in Marin, The Atlantic's CityLab, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, and The Best Women's Travel Writing, Vol 10.
Most people use their hard-earned credit card rewards for travel. Here's an idea: Why not give your budget a vacation from holiday shopping?
Nothing says holiday cheer quite like the Christmas spider.
The frugal traveler may want to steer clear of these super pricey holiday hangouts. But go ahead and window shop — it's fun!
Life is full of tough decisions. Like, whether it's better to tap your retirement savings or home equity when you need cash.
Before you travel across the pond, make sure these essentials are purchased and packed.
Hacker attacks on health care databases are on the rise. How safe are your personal medical records?
Cubs and Indians sluggers will belt more than a few into the stands during the World Series. For the lucky fans who grab one, what's the ROI?
Work perks keep employees happier, healthier, and more loyal. Find out how.
Women, don't be another statistic. It's time to forge ahead on these critical money matters, or face retiring in poverty.
When the finance writer offers you all those car deal add-ons, "No" is usually the right answer. Here's one you might say "Yes" to.
Child care is expensive. Ease the burden by making use of one of your employer's tax-advantaged perks.
Ever wonder if you could make a living as an ebook author? Us too! Find out what we learned about it.
Believe it or not, paying someone to buy a car for you probably won't bust your car buying budget.
Hybrid and electric cars are facing a bit of dilemma — are rock-bottom gas prices reducing their value?
If you're a total newbie to the housing market, a home appraisal is your ticket to paying a fair price.
For savvy parents looking to teach valuable lessons in frugality, opportunities abound — even in the toybox.
Got a bunch of empties sitting in the recycle bin? You can turn that trash into treasure!
You'd need awfully deep pockets to lead a lifestyle fit for a queen.
We all want to do right and do well. Make a difference in the world as your returns roll in with socially responsible investing.
Give your outdoor living space a little low-cost love this summer. No trips to the home and garden store required.