Holiday Tipping Guide 2019

Holiday Tipping Guide 2019

So my barista was telling me that there’s a competition to see who’s the biggest tipper. I appreciate that kind of wit in the person who controls my fate every morning. That’s why I’m going to make sure I remember her when I sit down to make my year-end holiday...
Thanksgiving Is About People

Thanksgiving Is About People

I love Thanksgiving — especially because, despite the bounty of tangible things to be grateful for, everyone seems to naturally turn their gratitude to the people in their lives. I am grateful to say that I have people in my life who make every day easier and more...
Establishing Residency in a New State

Establishing Residency in a New State

America is unique in the way it has so many different systems of government (states plus federal). This can make relocating to another state a confusing process, one which many people simply never complete in terms of paperwork. Doing that is actually a big disservice...
Cutting the Cord: Family Plans

Cutting the Cord: Family Plans

Hopefully our kids have enough consumer savvy to know what is realistic and what is too good to be true — which means that deep down, they should know the family cell phone plan will have to end one day. It’s going to be a big change for them, so I recommend doing it...
Hot Take: Don’t Save for Junior’s Tuition

Hot Take: Don’t Save for Junior’s Tuition

Are you a woman in your 40s thinking about your financial future? Do you have young kids? Are you stressing out about saving money for their college education?  Here’s a hot take: I don’t think it’s a good idea to be saving money for their college...