When you have a child, your priorities change. This may seem obvious, but it caught me by surprise when I was a new mom. My career had always brought me a great deal of satisfaction. I had always loved working, so I had no idea how much I’d want to stay home with my baby […]
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I’ll never forget holding my infant son in my arms and rocking him back to sleep in the middle of the night by the fireplace. In that moment, life stood still for me. Whenever I think of those early days, that wonderful memory of holding my tiny boy comes back to me as if it […]
This story originally appeared on Forbes.com as New Parents: Which Comes First, Saving For Your Kid’s College Or Funding Your Retirement? Saving for college before funding retirement seems like a no-brainer for new parents. When a new baby is born, you may think, “College is only 18 years away, while retirement is way down the […]
In this episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I share my story of avoiding a unibrow, fraud alert, and the resulting love connection.
When your paycheck hits your bank account, it might not look like much. Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes are taken out. Medical, dental and vision insurance and your 401(k) contribution are withdrawn before you even see your check. Automatic deductions such as your Employee Stock Purchase Plan, car payment and transfer to savings […]