Giving to Charity When Money is Tight

One of the first tips I gleaned from money expert Suze Orman wasn’t about saving or spending. It was about giving. Her words have stayed with me for more than a decade—probably from when I read the first version of her book 9 Steps to Financial Freedom. Orman talked...

A Few Favorite Money Apps

Between my beloved Maps and Kindle reader apps (the ones I use most often!), I also have a few favorite money-related apps I tap regularly: 1Password. I seriously can’t live without this program and its related app. It’s my little version of financial peace of mind....

Paying Kids for Summer Chores and Goals

I’m over at Equifax today, blogging about kids and summer work. My kids have done some kind of summer earning since they were about 8. Both have had stints as dog-walkers, plant-waterers and cat-feeders. But this year, we’re taking the idea of summer money...