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Student Loans: Watch For The Tax Trap When Seeking Forgiveness

Student Loans: Watch For The Tax Trap When Seeking Forgiveness

December 11, 2012 is a day that I will never forget. I'd just gotten off the phone with my mother, and we were both in tears. Her permanent disability was approved...
What's the Real Cost of That Passionate Affair?

What’s the Real Cost of That Passionate Affair?

Splashes of perfume – one on each wrist and one dash at the base of your neck. A surreptitious smile. Sly glances at your phone. A hotel room booked...
Looking for housing? Interview the Landlord Before Signing the Lease

Want to Avoid a Housing Nightmare? Interview Your Landlord!

“All this for only $750 a month?” Jenny asked, astonished. She couldn’t help but be a little suspicious. There must be a catch. But Jenny couldn’t see a reason...
What Do You Do If You Suddenly Find Yourself Broke?

What Do You Do If You Suddenly Find Yourself Broke?

I often say that if I was broke and had absolutely no money, it wouldn’t be a big deal. I would become a waitress – like I was in...
Financial Wellness: One Millennial Struggles to Define 'Wealthy'

Financial Wellness: One Millennial Struggles to Define ‘Wealthy’

What does it mean to be wealthy? When I was younger, I used to think that being rich involved a castle, a few ponies, and a moat. It was...
When Frugality Goes Too Far: The Day I Gave Dad Poisonous Mushrooms

When Frugality Goes Too Far: The Day I Gave Dad Poisonous...

Dramatic? Perhaps. But I did it, in an earnest desire to be frugal and self-sufficient. I think this happens to a lot of people who are fresh out of...
Newlywed Finances 101: Budget, Discuss, and... Budget!

Newlywed Finances 101: Budget, Discuss, and… Budget!

When my partner and I met in Israel in 2013, we were both ready to get married. Using principles typically found in observant Judaism, we dated intentionally, discussing our...
3 Tips on How to Never Make Another Car Payment Again

How to Never Make Another Car Payment Again

Cars are a huge part of American culture. People see their cars as a way to express themselves. Unfortunately, expressing yourself through a car could cost you a pretty...
It Makes More Sense to Rent than to be a Homeowner: Here's Why

It Makes More Sense to Rent than to be a Homeowner...

Does it make more sense to rent housing or to become a homeowner? Although most people view home owning as an important milestone, I'm never doing it.I don’t want...
Does Size Matter With Engagement Rings? For Some Women, it Does

Does Size Matter With Engagement Rings? For Some Women, it Does

I'm not sure when I first developed my lust for a giant engagement ring. Maybe a movie inspired me. Maybe I had walked past someone wearing one of those...
Queer Taxes: Filing Tips For The LGBT Community

Queer Taxes: Filing Tips for the LGBT Community

Tax season is upon us. For LGBT couples, this may be only the first or second year you can file taxes together. LGBT families may have different needs than straight...
Losing a job: The Day After We Bought Our Home I Lost My Job

The Day After We Bought Our Home I Lost My Job

About a year and a half ago, I left the stability and security of my full-time marketing position in favor of pursuing a career as a freelance writer. I...
10 Easy Job Hunting Tips for 'Trailing Spouses'

10 Easy Job Hunting Tips for ‘Trailing Spouses’

What if your partner or spouse is constantly on the move? I don’t mean someone driving a truck for a living, or running on a tread mill to shed some pounds....

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