Alden Wicker


Alden Wicker is the founder and editor in chief of, a blog devoted to all things sustainable in New York City. Her work has appeared on Huffington Post, Refinery29, EcoSalon, Greatist,, xo Jane, Forbes and Elephant Journal. Follow Alden Wicker on Twitter and Google+

Posts by Alden Wicker

7 Sneaky Taxes That Could Blindside You This Season

From the “jock tax” to the AMT, you’ll want to be aware of these long before you file. More

9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About … Financial Aid for College

Financial aid pros set the record straight about college funding myths and misconceptions. Are you making these mistakes? More

Quiz: What’s Your Big Spending Trigger?

Managing spending triggers is simple … if you know what they are. Here are seven common ones—and how to nip yours in the bud. More

The Latest Charity (and Tax-Savings) Trend: Donor-Advised Funds

Ever heard of a donor-advised fund? Learn how it may be able to save you money on taxes, and help simplify giving to charity. More

Tax Time: Should a Married Couple Ever File Separately?

Most married couples file their taxes jointly—but could this uncommon option be a better fit for you? More

The Jackpot Problem: A Wise Guide to Windfalls

Got a bonus? An inheritance? A settlement? To figure out your next move, follow this step-by-step windfall guide from real CFP®s. More

Financial Procrastination: 4 Ways We Get in Our Own Way

We all know what we should do with our money. So we asked an expert to decode why we put things off. Prepare to be surprised! More

9 Ways to Prep for Your First Date With a Financial Planner

First time working with a CFP®? Don’t worry—these simple to-dos can prime you for a productive sit-down with your planner. More

11 End-of-Year Tax Questions to Ask Yourself Now

Do you need an accountant? Should you sell your investments? We’ll clue you in on the moves that could lower this year’s bill. More

40 Financial Things You Should Know by 40

From the three basics of a solid financial foundation to the ins and outs of interest, are you on track for financial success? More