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How to Deal With Working-Mom Guilt

I’ve been working since my son was born; I’m also the primary earner in my marriage. My son, now five, is thriving. I’m not. I still filter everything through the lens of my shortcomings, the tally of meals missed and other failures. But he does not. He’s a happy, independent little guy. Last month, my son was on a class trip at Carnegie... CONTINUE READING 10

Holiday Weekend Spending Alert!

Holiday weekends wreak havoc with people's budgets. (Did you need another swimsuit? No. Did you buy one? Yes.) But there's a particular spending hazard to beware of during the Fourth of July weekend. Yard sales? Excessive flip-flop purchases? Pedicures? Tiki torches? Guess again. Your big budget buster this weekend is as American as apple pie and fireworks. That's right... Beer! Starting Memorial Day weekend, beer sales start to... CONTINUE READING 9

"Female" Skills You May Not Know About

Senate Joint Economic Committee's 2010 report, "Invest in Women, Invest in America.” Companies with the most women on their boards post 66% higher returns on invested capital, and 42% higher returns on sales than companies with the fewest women represented. Fortune 500 companies that promote women to senior roles consistently outperform their competitors. In fact, the report concludes, female leadership is... CONTINUE READING 5

Burn Calories, Not Cash

Spring is coming, and you feel angst every time you look at all those fit babes in the Athleta catalog. Right? Before you sprint to the nearest gym, crunch the numbers: one national chain charges a $250 enrollment fee, plus $75 a month. That’s a budget-busting $1,150 a year. Let’s exercise some cheap alternatives. Park it. Sign up with your city’s Parks Department and gain... CONTINUE READING 15

‘Spousonomics’ May Save Your Marriage

Can classic economic models forever quash senseless arguments, restore that first-time romance and rev up your sex life? Who knows! But economics sure can make your marriage a happier place, say the authors of Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes. This funny, sexy new book is packed with riveting real-life stories of couples on the brink of killing each other (is... CONTINUE READING 9

HelloWallet. It’s Me, Your Budget

A good budget tells you how to manage money now. But what about where you’re headed next? You’ve got some goals stashed away—a home, a car, a private island. How can you better manage your cashflow today to make certain your dreams materialize? Say hola to HelloWallet, a new service that helps you organize your finances and fashion into what you might call the... CONTINUE READING 11