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.
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.
When you're done fantasizing about what you could spend a cool million on, think about the possibilities of a realistic windfall — like a cool $5K!
You may be surprised to know that good driving skills make your life better in many ways.
I wanted my kids to see the world, but international flights are expensive. Then I realized we could all fly free.
If tapping the ATM results in repeated fees — you’re doing it wrong. It’s time to get smart about automatic money machines.
Muggles can plan a fun, frugal trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a few tricks up their sleeve. No magic required.
Binge watching "House Hunters" may leave you with big ideas, but please — don't listen to these stupid home-buying comments.
Commuting, whether by car or public transit takes, its toll — in your health. Learn what steps to take to limit the effects of the daily drive.
We all know that technology can be a distraction. But we can turn the tables and increase our productivity by using tech tools to keep track of time, collaborate, and stay on task.
The best cure for winter blues is a getaway to these normally pricey travel destinations. The winter travel season is also the value travel season.