Expecting a baby is exciting. Less thrilling is thinking about how you’ll afford your bundle of joy. To keep from getting overwhelmed, plot your expenses before the birth to figure out ways to save. “New parents often spare no expense, but they should know it’s OK to be frugal and …keep reading
Chris Peach of Phoenix, Ariz., never gave much thought to money—until he realized he was flat broke.
Despite having a good job, a nice house and a luxury car in the driveway, he and his wife, Andrea, also had zero savings, maxed-out credit cards and a negative balance …keep reading
Like weddings and job interviews, holiday gift-giving can feel like an etiquette minefield. Fortunately for you, we’ve got a map.
Talk it out.
There’s nothing wrong with being forthright about what you can—and can’t—afford this year. If you’re trying to stick to …keep reading
The holidays are a great opportunity to show the people in your life you appreciate them—this includes the caregivers, building staff, and other workers who make your life easier year-round. Tipping etiquette is tricky territory to begin with, and figuring out how to tip several people at once might leave …keep reading
Picking up and moving to a brand-new city is one of life’s greatest adventures. New job! More space! (Or, less space!) Closer to family! (Or, not so close to family!) It’s also notoriously stressful and expensive—from buying boxes and bubble wrap to paying that final mover’s bill. Don’t sweat it. …keep reading