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."
Now you have another reason never to skip breakfast — it's the perfect time to do a little personal finance.
With retirement just five years away, you can't afford not to make these smart financial moves.
Cable TV funnyman John Oliver gets a lot of laughs skewering the rich and powerful. Through the mirth, he also shares some solid financial advice.
Dust off those ill-fitting clothes taking up space in your closet and give them a new purpose!
Paid parental leave benefits everyone involved — Mom, Dad, baby, and even businesses, too. So why do so few employers offer it?
Finance woes can put a real damper on newly-engaged bliss. Make your marriage happily ever after by getting off to a good financial start.
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.