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Can a cash grocery budget save you money?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. As I mentioned in my last article, I experimented with paying cash only for my October groceries. I had only one goal in mind: Spend less on groceries so I could save more money each month. Well, my little experiment opened a whole can of worms. […]

How the new healthcare law changes maternity care

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. My husband and I got married in December of 2005 and spent the first few years of our marriage enjoying each other without the responsibility of children. Then, after a few years, I found myself longing for a child of our own. Unfortunately, a giant roadblock stood in our way — our health insurance plan did not cover maternity. […]

How the new healthcare law changes maternity care

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. My husband and I got married in December of 2005 and spent the first few years of our marriage enjoying each other without the responsibility of children. Then, after a few years, I found myself longing for a child of our own. Unfortunately, a giant roadblock stood in our way — our health insurance plan did not cover maternity. […]

A six-figure income, and still paying off debt?

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. At another site, I recently wrote about a tool that shows you online prices in terms of hours worked. I used a random item — a fancy coffee maker that costs $116 — as an example. It would take someone who earned $38 an hour approximately three hours of work to pay for that item. […]

The pros of experiencing the cons of poverty

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. At the beginning of October, I slipped five crisp Benjamins into my purse. I don’t usually carry any cash at all, so I was feeling flush with $500 in my pocket. It was all part of a simple experiment: Could I save on my grocery budget if I only paid in cash? […]

The pros of experiencing the cons of poverty

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. At the beginning of October, I slipped five crisp Benjamins into my purse. I don’t usually carry any cash at all, so I was feeling flush with $500 in my pocket. It was all part of a simple experiment: Could I save on my grocery budget if I only paid in cash? […]

Ask the Readers: How much are you budgeting for holiday travel?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Nearly two thirds of Americans are planning to travel at least once between Thanksgiving Day and New Years Day this year, according to the Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index. […]

Ask the Readers: How much are you budgeting for holiday travel?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Nearly two thirds of Americans are planning to travel at least once between Thanksgiving Day and New Years Day this year, according to the Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index. […]

Indexing vs. stock-picking: You don’t have to choose sides

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. A discussion about personal finances can be a polite, congenial affair. Few people come to blows over insurance or budgeting. But some topics inflame financial passions, and one of them is investing. Fellow GRS e-scribe William Cowie encountered this a couple weeks ago when he advocated for investing in individual stocks in certain situations. […]

How I use negative feelings about finances to my advantage

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I have never had much patience for dwelling. Time is a limited resource and I want to use it in the best possible way. Dwelling is a waste. I also have little patience for sweeping things under the rug and pretending to be happy when I’m not. Ignoring a problem is a great way to ensure it will come back to haunt you later. […]