Hun, what’s this charge on the debit card for $35.66? Oh, um, not sure, where from? ABC United something or other. Oh, I made a donation to a charity Okay, what about this charge for $2.99... Fruit - what the heck is Fruit Ninja? Oh, um, I bought an iPhone game for the boys? Really? Yea, they like to play it. A lot. $2.99 at Dunkin Donuts? $6.78 at 7-11? $3.50 at … [Read more...] about Cash or Credit: Does Your Spouse Question Your Charges?
Boy oh boy. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella, a tech veteran but new to the big Microsoft job since February, really goofed last week at an Arizona tech conference for women. Maria Klawe, a software engineer, former Princeton department head, and member of Microsoft’s board of directors, asked him about the problem of women getting paid less than men in technology … [Read more...] about Women, Money, and Why Asking for More Is Always a Good Idea
Let’s talk about coupons. When is the last time you gave serious thought to the subject of these little money-saving pieces of paper? To me, there is something strangely nostalgic about coupons, as the one marketing tactic my mother and her mother may have seen in the weekly circular, clipped with scissors and filed away in their purses. And here I am, two generations … [Read more...] about The C Word – Let’s Talk About Coupons
Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t jump. I don’t like anything to do with jumping. My excuse has always been that I have big breasts and this makes me want to stay low to the ground. Well – about a year ago, I lost a pregnancy. It was the last time I would be trying to have a child and it was quite a harrowing experience to say the least. My best friend … [Read more...] about Your Financial Therapist Goes to Boot Camp
There is a psychology to everything – even why we let more dollar bills wiggle out of our wallets than might be wise. But the good news is that once you understand why you do what you do, you can try on a new, more budget-friendly habit. Here are the top three reasons moms tend to overspend. We can be people pleasers. I know you have been there: you are in the … [Read more...] about Top Three Reasons Moms Overspend & How to Cut It OUT