Helaine Olen’s Pound Foolish: Yes, Personal Finance Experts Are Wrong Sometimes.

What if a lot of personal finance experts want to make you feel guilty? What if a lot of personal finance experts think it's your fault you're not rich? What if a lot of personal finance experts think daily joys will bankrupt you? Slate recently ran...

The Five Types Of Freelancers

Millions of Americans work as freelancers in one field or another. They do everything from mowing lawns to researching legal briefs to driving cars to writing Hollywood scripts. If you freelance, how would you define your job and what you do? Personal finance blog The Simple...

Salary Negotiation Tips

via GIPHY It's difficult to negotiate a salary. It's intimidating to negotiate a salary. But it rocks. Here's the situation in a nutshell: Your employer would like to pay you the minimum amount they can in order to retain you, so you they can keep the...

Pet Budgeting 101

Many of us have adorable animal companions, and we care for them dearly. But much like children, pets cost money to take care of. Along with costs for food, healthcare, and petsitting, there are also unexpected expenses to take care of. If you're a pet parent...

Should You Use The Debt Snowball To Get Out Of Debt?

It's irresistable: When you're freeing yourself from debt, make sure to earn some easy victories first. That's the idea behind the debt snowball--a technique, popularized by Dave Ramsey, to pay off your debts with the lowest balance first... and not to tackle the debts with...

What’s The Deal With Credit Cards, Anyway?

In America, the credit card is king.  Credit card companies compete for customers with different deals, and often offer benefits and discounts to customers in exchange for using those cards. These benefits and discounts help customers. There's only one catch: Credit cards accumulate interest...

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