Emily has written three personal finance books: "The Five Years Before You Retire," "Choose Your Retirement," and the forthcoming "Making Social Security Work for You."
We all know auto loans are bad for our bottom line. Check out just how much easier life can be when you straight-up own your car.
Kids are little sponges that soak up every subconscious lesson — including our awful money habits.
For some, chrometophobia can be crippling. For the frugal minded, it's just another way to save more.
We usually caution against retail therapy — it's so wasteful! — but if you're gonna, at least try to reduce some of the harm.
One-click buying, impulse shopping trips… Learn how to keep more of your money by developing more money-mindfulness.
Spring break isn't just for college kids. Get wild on a budget and have your own grownup spring fling.
Think you're ready to bid a fond farewell to your hoopty? Hang on — make sure you know what you're selling — and what you're buying.
Didn't think you could learn a thing or two about money from your family pet? Think again.
"Cost" is more than dollars and cents. Use these mental money blocks to take charge of your money and live a more rewarding frugal lifestyle.
FOMO can prompt us to make a lot of questionable decisions. Get your envy in check and regain control of your life — and your money.
Even the cheapest fast fashion pieces come with a hefty price — steep environmental and social costs we don't often see.
One way we sabotage debt repayment is by convincing ourselves it's a difficult, time-consuming chore. It isn't if you follow this simple plan.
Turns out cheap gas isn't so cheap after all.
When Nosy Parkers start prying into personal money matters, here's how to shut 'em down.
Turn your commute into a fun lesson in finance with these audiobooks about money.
Americans had a lot of fun spending money in the 1950s, almost as much fun as we do spending money today.
Being short on a few winks is bad for more than just your health. A bad night's sleep can lead to many harmful money mistakes, too.
If your financial filing system is more "pile" than file, take heart. Learn to control your documents — and make tax time and a lot else much easier.
You can reduce your stress levels at work without spending much (or any) money. Science says so!
Before trusting your finances to any old somebody, you need to carefully vet potential advisers. These basic questions will get you started.