About Patty Lamberti

Patty Lamberti is a freelance writer and Professional-in-Residence at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches journalism and oversees the graduate program in digital media storytelling. If she doesn't know something about money, you can trust she'll track down the right people to find out. You can learn more about her at www.pattylamberti.com. And if you have any story ideas, or questions about money etiquette that you'd like her or an expert to answer, email her at moneymannersqs@gmail.com.

Stich Fix vs. Le Tote: Which Subscription Clothing Service Is Worth The Cost?


Le Tote and Stich Fix offer a personalized clothes-shopping experience by mail. Their personal stylists will help design your look, and you can try on everything in the comfort of your home. But are they worth the extra cost?

SaaS (Software as a Service) is Taking Over: What it Means for Your Budget


More and more companies are selling software through subscription services. Most offer monthly fees that are much lower than the full cost of the software. But how do those costs add up over time?

Should You Ever Count On An Inheritance?


Planning your finances around a potential inheritance could be disastrous if you don’t receive it — and even if you do.

Don’t Spend All Your Cash Before Grad School — Why Cheap Or Free GRE Prep Is A Smart Choice

Free GRE Prep

You can spend thousands studying for the GRE, but you probably shouldn’t. Here are some inexpensive—and some are even free!—GRE prep options that will help you study without draining your bank account.

Before You Apply To Grad School, Consider This

Dos and Donts To Consider Before Applying To Graduate School

Thinking about going back to graduate school? Here’s how to figure out if it will be worth the time, money, and effort.

Blue Apron vs. Plated vs. Hello Fresh: Which Subscription Food Service Is Worth The Cost?


Subscription food companies will deliver boxes of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and restaurant-quality recipes to your doorstep. Are they worth the money?

How To Help Your Parents Financially — Without Going Broke Yourself

What To Do If Your Parents Need To Borrow Money From You

One in five Millennials provide financial support to their parents, often by putting their own finances at risk. If you can afford to help your parents financially, here’s the right way to go about it.

Don’t Be Replaceable: 3 Career Fields That Can’t Be Done By Robots (Yet)

Check Out These Good-Paying Jobs You'll Have a Hard Time Getting Fired From

When choosing a career, you want to consider your passions, skills and income potential. You might also ask yourself: Could a robot do this job? Here are three fields in which the answer is “no”… at least for now!

4 Ways To Make Moving Back In With Your Parents Less Painful

Stuck Living With Your Parents Check Out These Four Survival Tips

Living with your parents as an adult is a savvy money move, but it’s still awkward. We can’t stop your mom from waiting up for you, but these steps can ease some of the stress of living at home.

6 Ways to Reduce Your Car Insurance Rates After an Accident

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You swerved for a skunk and wrecked your ride; now your car insurance is going to double, right? Not necessarily. With the right insurer — or some clever maneuvering — you can still save money on car insurance after an accident.