Is It Time to See a Marriage Counselor About Your Money Problems?

Can’t stop bickering about money with your spouse? You’re not alone. According to a 2016 study by Ameriprise, about three in 10 couples disagree on finances at least once a month, mostly about major purchases or spending habits. It’s no surprise that money is a touchy subject for many couples,…

The 9 Rules of Savvy Regifting

We’ve likely all opened a gift and immediately thought, “What am I ever going to do with this?” After digging around for the gift receipt in vain, the situation might seem hopeless. But there’s one alternative you might not have considered before: regifting. Regifting isn’t just for those considered cheap or inconsiderate. It saves money, … Read moreThe 9 Rules of Savvy Regifting

8 Baby Items With the Highest Resale Value

While the cost of baby gear, clothes, and diapers adds up quickly, there is also money to be made with baby items. For all three of my children, I’ve bought quality baby items second-hand for less than half of their retail price, used them, and then resold them for what I paid (or more!) once … Read more8 Baby Items With the Highest Resale Value

7 Small Kitchen Appliances You Don’t Need

Home cooks can’t help but covet a truly fancy kitchen complete with every small appliance imaginable. I’ll confess that after I’ve watched a remodeling show or browsed Bon Appétit magazine, I start dreaming of pasta arms above my stove. Or maybe I have visions of high-powered blenders and top-dollar juicers dancing in my head. But … Read more7 Small Kitchen Appliances You Don’t Need

5 Gifts That Teach Kids About Money

Parents have been trying to teach kids about money in clever ways for ages. Take the old standby: allowance. I remember doing chores around the house to earn my weekly allowance as a kid. Now that I’m an adult, those early money lessons have come in handy. But manual labor isn’t the only way to … Read more5 Gifts That Teach Kids About Money

Simple Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Is your family ready for cold and flu season? Use these simple tips to help you prepare to deal with cold and flu season with ease. This conversation is sponsored by Vick’s available at Walmart.  All opinions are my own. I’m currently writing this while sucking on a Vick’s Vapodrop, a box of lotion tissues… … Read moreSimple Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

What a Financial Trainwreck Can Teach Us: Six Mistakes to Learn From

A married couple recently confessed to some horrifying money blunders in an interview on the WealthSimple website. In their mid-40s and the parents of three kids, the pseudonymous Kate and Tom bring in $160,000 a year through their day jobs in insurance, with additional funds whenever Tom moonlights as a bartender for private parties. Yet … Read moreWhat a Financial Trainwreck Can Teach Us: Six Mistakes to Learn From

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Lend Money to My Kids?

Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about lending to family or friends; specifically, how to respond when your adult children hold out their hands. Watch the following video to learn what to do when asked for money — and how … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Lend Money to My Kids?

Making Money Gifts Fun for Kids

Most kids would rather open a present to find a new iPad than a share of Apple stock. Likewise, receiving shares of Amazon, Microsoft, or Procter & Gamble is hardly the stuff of childhood holiday dreams. Yet, as dull as such a gift may sound, its impact can last a lot longer than any electronic … Read moreMaking Money Gifts Fun for Kids