Learning lessons about money from a caveman

I must confess. I was skeptical. Living without money? How is that possible?More than that, when I first saw the book The Man Who Quit Money at Maria’s Bookshop, I declared: “This guy is some kind...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

After a divorce, recover your financial health

Divorce ranks as one of life’s most stressful changes. The emotional and financial trauma of a couple splitting up or a family breaking apart can take a long time to heal.Taking control of your...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Face your fears and put your finances in order

When it comes to money matters, do you have your head buried in the sand?Are you pretending that tax time isn’t right around the corner, that you can change your bad habits at a moment’s notice or...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Stop ‘financial flu’ from spreading around workplace

Attention, business owners: When your employees call in sick, they may have a case of the financial flu.This illness can strike young and old workers because financial stress is widespread across...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Sharing budget can give couples spending success

Managing money can often seem like an endless series of choices between undesirable alternatives. And when a couple manages their money together, financial dilemmas have the potential to become...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

A holiday budget can be your best gift of all

The bright colors of autumn have faded, and already snow has fallen in town. The sun is setting early, and the nights are cold. The holidays are nearly upon us.This week, tables will be set for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Plan ahead, plan carefully for parenthood

Having a baby is a major life change, but it does not have to mean major money stress. Planning and budgeting can make this happy time even better.As you prepare for pregnancy, there are two...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Protect aging parents: Listen, question, act

In the wake of the recession, fear and desperation are making seniors more vulnerable to financial predators than ever.Sixty-one percent of senior citizens say they worry about running out of money...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Take a simple approach to your financial life

A simple life can be a satisfying life, and simplicity can allow you to focus on what matters most to you and what brings you the greatest fulfillment.But living this way requires effort. Without a...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Help your teen to manage money wisely

The sooner teenagers begin to learn smart money management, the sooner they can become financially independent adults.Right now, 57 percent of all 20-year-olds are dependent on their families for...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

This summer, get the most out of your money

During the summer months, vacations, weekend trips and nights out can quickly overheat your checkbook and melt down your budget.But fun doesn’t have to break your budget this year. A few simple,...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Book looks at money and who you are

Being clueless about money is no longer affordable, says Kate Levinson.In her new book, Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money, Levinson, a...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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