Opinion

Felicia Kelly working on her computer

Poor on a $100,000 Income: One Woman Details the Mistakes She Made as an Upper-Middle Earner

One-fifth of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. But surprisingly, middle-income earners — low six-figures — are no exception (18% to be exact). One such woman shares how lifestyle inflation impacted her and what she did to overcome it.

Jen Smith 18 Mar
Alexandra and Ryan Davis

Opinion: Married Couples Should Have Separate Bank Accounts. Here’s Why

In the past, it was virtually unheard of for married couples to keep their finances separate. Today, more and more are choosing that route. Here are 5 major benefits of keeping separate bank accounts as a married couple.

Anna Baluch 16 Mar
all star cheerleaders

All Star Cheer Costs a Fortune, but I Pay for It Anyway. Here’s Why

For the past seven years, my daughter has been a competitive cheerleader. But even though all star cheer takes up a significant part of my monthly budget, when I sit down and think about it, it’s worth it.

Jana Lynch 24 Feb
Woman Taking a Selfie While Shopping

How to Know if You Have a Shopping Addiction (And How to Overcome It)

Shopping can transition into an addiction if you start using aimless purchases to fill an emotional or social void. If you think you or someone you love might have a shopping addiction, here’s how you can identify and manage it.

Ben Huber 17 Jan
elderly man lending money to his adult son

4 Reasons You Should Never Lend Money to Friends or Family

People love to help their loved ones when they can, especially their friends and family. While this can work out for both parties, it can put strain on your relationship and has the potential to cause more harm than good.

Kevin Payne 16 Jan
woman opening a box with a concerned face

9 Gifts You Should Never Buy as Christmas Presents

I have an aunt who loves to get Christmas gifts for everyone. Shopping for presents is actually her favorite part of the holiday season, but she doesn’t actually put a lot of time into thinking about the gift receiver. As a result, her gifts are always the first to be donated to Goodwill in the…

Jen Smith 03 Jan
Man working on his laptop and showing visible signs of stress

Is Working From Home Bad for Your Mental Health?

While working from home does come with its perks, mental health experts have found that it can take a serious toll on your mental health. But there are plenty of things you can do to keep your mental health in good shape.

Anna Baluch 20 Dec
couple in bed, looking away from eachother

Financial Infidelity: 4 Signs Your Partner Isn’t Being Honest About Money

Thinking that someone you love may not be telling you the truth about their finances can cause extreme anxiety. But there are ways to identify financial infidelity early and work through it to save your relationship and protect yourself.

Jen Smith 18 Dec