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."
They say looking at the glass half empty is no way to live, but it might be the best way to steer clear of debt.
Next time you're ready to spend some cash, try shopping these brands. The dollars you spend there will go toward making the world a better place.
Studying abroad can enrich your life, but deplete your wallet. Offset the costs by earning your keep while you're overseas.
Fluffy and Fido are really, really hoping you'll keep these New Year's resolutions. Even better — they're good for you, too.
While you've been afraid of missing out on everything, you've also missed out on ways to cure FOMO. But here they are!
Anxiety and depression can worm their way into many aspects of life — including your money. Here's how to fight back.
Sometimes friction is a good thing. Like when you can use it to save tons of money.
Don't get frustrated by a stunted savings account. Make these moves instead to help your money grow.
Put the fearmongering to rest. These harmful Social Security myths are a hazard to your money.
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.