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Your turn: Taming the ‘I wants’ when money is tight

This article is by staff writer Katie O’Connor. It’s hard enough to say no to ourselves when it comes to unnecessary spending — getting that $4.35 latte just because, for example. So why is it always such a surprise when we lose battles against the everyday wants (not needs) of our very determined and savvy children? If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. […]

Money mistakes to avoid in your 40s

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. With age comes wisdom, so they say — but it also comes with more complicated lifestyles. By the time we reach our 40s, we expect to be savvy, certainly capable of making good financial decisions, and generally well on our way to reaching our goals. But from what I can see, it’s often not the case. […]

I just organized my files, and here’s what I did

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I don’t like clutter at all, but it’s oh so easy for stuff to build up and get out of control – especially when it comes to paper. If you really like everything to be neat and tidy – but you don’t want to spend your life managing the mess – read on. The problem with paper I dream about going paperless. […]

Budget smart now – enjoy great holidays later

This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington. Let me say for the record that I hate rushing the holiday season – the appearance of Santa Claus in the stores as soon as the Halloween decorations are cleared out, hearing Christmas carols before the first snow has fallen, that kind of thing. […]

Maintaining liquidity as you reduce debt — how a savings account helps

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Are you ready to start killing your debt? Whether you make the minimum payment or you’re ready to accelerate your debt repayment like a mad man/mad woman, you need a strategy to make that happen. […]

Social investing in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal: Have your say

This article is by staff writer Katie O’Connor. Caught red-handed On the off-chance you haven’t heard about it, Volkswagen, the German car maker, is in a world of trouble. The company was caught using software to game emissions testing, a flat-out cheating move that affects some 11 million vehicles. […]

Great small cities for millennials (or anyone seeking affordable urban spaces)

This article is by staff writer Megan Wells. Millennials are weird. I should know; I am one. For years, our unorthodox lifestyle choices and money habits have been confusing to our elders. And perhaps the most unprecedented millennial-ish move we’ve been making is the avoidance of home ownership. […]

19 tips for building your own food bank

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Grocery prices got you down? Fight back by building your own food bank, i.e., a pantry full of staples you bought at rock-bottom prices. This is not emergency food, mind you, to be saved for the next hurricane or other disaster. The point is to eat from this pantry all along, replenishing when prices are best. […]

The Balanced Money Formula: Should you let it get out of balance?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I bet a lot of people have a similar experience when they realize they have a problem with their finances. They create a budget – or they try to anyway – and, somewhere down the road, they get frustrated with the amount of effort required to keep it up. Ultimately, a lot of them give up budgeting altogether. That was J.D. Roth’s experience. Mine too. […]

Top-rated side jobs for extra cash

This article is by staff writer Megan Wells. Whether you want to pick up a few odd jobs to help fund the holidays, you’re looking to pad your nest egg, or you just need a creative way to escape the traditional 9-5, having multiple streams of income is always comforting. […]