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Millennial Money: Learn your parents’ financial plans ASAP

My mom died at age 61, when I was 31. Seeing her headstone in a field of others smacked me with a brutal, if obvious fact: Everyone, including everyone’s parents, will die. I promise...

Millennial Money: Please don’t go broke attending weddings

Sure, you want to feel joy and love upon receiving a wedding invitation. But one little postcard or email can also pack loads of pricey pressure. Perhaps you must secure travel and l...

Millennial Money: Save for what makes you feel good in 2022

You probably know to plan and save for the big and boring expenses, aka financial needs. But what about the fun stuff? Expenses that don’t put a roof over your head, but do provide joy, rejuvenation a...

Wait, whom should we tip for the holidays — and how much?

You’re likely planning to give some extra love to family and friends this time of year. But what about your dog walker or babysitter? If you haven’t already, consider showing appreciation for your ser...

Millennial Money: It’s OK to not buy stuff on Black Friday

It’s that time of year when retailers seem to join forces to plant a message in shoppers’ minds: “Buy Stuff on Black Friday, or You Are a Fool.” They transmit this message in loud TV...

Millennial Money: It’s OK to not buy stuff on Black Friday

It’s that time of year when retailers seem to join forces to plant a message in shoppers’ minds: “Buy Stuff on Black Friday, or You Are a Fool.” They transmit this message in loud TV...

Millennial Money: Do you want that sweater, or are you sad?

When was the last time you made a sound decision while wiping away tears? Or shaking in fury? Or sweating with stress? Your judgment was probably off during those emotional moments. ...

Millennial Money: Should you take money advice from Reddit?

Should you take money advice from a stranger on the internet? In Reddit’s r/personalfinance channel, anonymous users exchange tips on buying homes, choosing insurance plans and managing very personal,...

What motherhood taught me about money: 8 moms weigh in

It’s true — everything changes when you become a parent, including your finances. Besides facing a slew of new expenses, you’re charged with the financial well-being and future of another person. And ...

Millennial Money: Befriend your money and reap the benefits

What’s your relationship with money? Maybe your personal finances are like a distant cousin you barely think about — or an unsettling stranger you avoid. Or perhaps money feels like your enemy, frustr...

Don’t let self-care sabotage your savings

Don’t worry, this article won’t tell you to forgo every face scrub and cappuccino that calls your name and only spend money on survival needs. Of course, you should treat yourself and practice self-ca...

Millennial Money: Conquer phone call fears and save money

Sean McAuliffe’s business, International Key Supply , suffered financially when the pandemic began. So he set out to cut operating costs for the New York-based distribution company. He canceled a few ...

Millennial Money: Managing finances on top of COVID burnout

I’m writing this between my daughter’s diaper changes, bottle breaks and naps, as well as my own weepy fits of anxiety and despair. Our day care closed because of a COVID-19 case, so our baby gets to ...

Millennial Money: How to learn from, not live in, a mistake

“I feel like such an idiot.” It’s something I’ve said more than once as I crumble in the face of a money mistake. I recently called myself the i-word as I revealed to my husband that...

Millennial Money: Put whatever you want on a baby registry

My husband and I want love and opportunity for our first baby, due this summer. We also want a $95 digital thermometer. And a $160 video monitor. I initially felt uneasy putting thes...