Cheryl Lock

About


Cheryl Lock has been writing and editing for six years now, and has covered topics including travel, politics, health, food, literature and more. It was at her last gig as assistant editor at Parents magazine working on money stories that she realized her passion for helping parents navigate family life while still saving some cash.Cheryl has a savings account specifically for home goods, because it's really important for her to love her home environment. She’s never sorry when she spends money on something that makes her place feel more inviting!Follow Cheryl Lock on Twitter: @cmlock42

Posts by Cheryl Lock

I’m Glad I Had an Emergency Fund: 4 Real Tales of Life Gone Wrong

From car accidents to home repairs, five people share how an emergency fund saved the day. But how much do you need to save up? More

10 Helpful Money Habits to Adopt Today

These little tweaks can help you make big financial leaps. Which new money habit will you adopt in 2014? More

10 Gift-Giving Questions Everyone Wants Answered

How much do you spend on a hostess gift? Are handmade presents O.K.? An etiquette expert sheds light on these questions and more. More

The Economic Crystal Ball: 3 Expert Predictions for the U.S.

Back in 2007, Meredith Whitney was credited with predicting the recession. Here’s what she says will happen next. More

Saving Face: Does Your Online Reputation Need Managing?

What comes up when you Google your name? A new industry has evolved around creating the results you want. More

The Real Reason You Over-Shop? Your Parents!

A new study shows that mom and dad could be to blame for raising future shopaholics. More

The Game That Could Turn Your Kid Into a Money Whiz

Studies show that students who play this one game tend to do significantly better on financial literacy exams. Intrigued? More

How Visualization Can Make You Better With Money

Leading behavioral economists say we can dream our way to riches. Find out a trick that could help you pay for your next vacation. More

Education 2.0: How Tech Is Revolutionizing Your Kid’s Classroom

Online teaching companies are infiltrating America’s schools—and the results are encouraging. More

The Student Loan Gender Divide

A new study finds that student loan debt is similar across the sexes—but one group is far more concerned about paying it back. More