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

I've always loved to cook. But then I had a baby, went back to working full time after an amazingly long maternity leave, and kicked my freelancing career up a notch. Suddenly, I didn’t have a lot of time for cooking. It wasn't actually cooking … [Read more...]

Money Manners: How to Ask Your Parents For Money

In your early 20s, you probably imagined that by the time you turned 30, you’d have a fabulous job that paid enough to cover rent for a tricked-out apartment in a high-priced city. But here you are…coming up on 30, and finding that dream job has tu … [Read more...]

Pay Off Your Student Loans By Doing Good In The World

Feeling pressured to take a job or pursue a career you’re not really into just because it pays a lot? That’s understandable, especially since the average college student graduates with $29,400 in student loan debt. If you’re philanthropically incli … [Read more...]

Do You Need Renters Insurance?

Confession: Before I bought my house, I lived in ten apartments in four different cities, and I never had renter’s insurance. I told myself that it wasn’t very likely my apartment would catch on fire or get destroyed in a windstorm. And if that did … [Read more...]

Money Manners: Talking With Your Partner About The Costs Of Smoking

This month, a reader wrote, “My boyfriend and I have been living together for four years. He smokes cigarettes, and I want him to stop. Obviously, I want him to stop for health reasons. But there’s a financial reason too. Every time he buys a pa … [Read more...]

How to Negotiate Discounts And Freebies For Your Dream Wedding

You’ve found your dream partner. Now it’s time to plan your dream wedding. Unfortunately, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare once you start seeing how much weddings cost. In 2013, the average wedding costs just under $30,000, a record hig … [Read more...]

For Part-time Entrepreneurs, How To Find A Side Business And Make It Successful

Like most people, I’d be screwed if I lost my primary source of income. That’s one of the reasons why I write articles during my spare time. If I were to lose my main job, at least I’d still have something coming in. Even better, I truly enjoy writ … [Read more...]

Money Manners: How To Help A Friend Who Is Bad With Money

A reader recently asked: A good friend of mine makes really, really stupid financial decisions. She shops constantly even though she never pays her bills on time. She blows her paycheck super fast, sometimes before paying her rent. And every time I … [Read more...]

Three Easy Ways To Save Serious Money On Your Wedding

Getting married soon? You’re in good company. The average age for an American’s first marriage is 29 for men and 27 for women. But don’t be one of the crowd when it comes to this statistic:  The average wedding costs just under $30,000, a record h … [Read more...]

This Is What Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Student Loans (And Yes: It’s Very, Very Bad)

In June, the Brookings Institute, an organization that studies economic issues, reported some good news: Americans aren’t really being crushed by student loan debt to the degree that the media implies. The average balance of outstanding student loan d … [Read more...]