Posts by Meghan Rabbitt

Hack My Budget: How Can I Trim $800 From My Monthly Spending?

Student loans have dominated Paul and Betsie’s budget. But with the help of a CFP, they can free up enough to save for retirement. More

7 Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Credit Card Rewards

Racking up points can be a big boon—unless you ignore what’s tucked away in the fine print. Here’s the smart way to earn rewards. More

My Name Is Meghan and I’ve Never Kept a Budget: How I Got My Financial Act Together at 35

It’s not that Meghan had failed at budgeting. She’d never tried—until a big career change forced her to dig into her money life. More

Want to Know the Real Deal With a Company’s Culture? 6 Interview Questions You Should Ask

If you want to know what it’s really like to work somewhere, pose these six subtle yet effective queries at your next interview. More

Confessions of Utility Providers: 4 Insiders Reveal How to Slash High Winter Bills

The weather outside is frightful—and so are your energy costs. But these savvy tips from utility insiders can keep bills at bay. More

3 Recovered Debtors Confess: How I Dug Out of Debt—and Stayed That Way

We won’t sugarcoat it: Debt can be overwhelming. But these inspiring tales prove it doesn’t have to weigh you down for a lifetime. More

3 Financial Advisers Dish: How to Whip Your Budget Into Shape for Fall

Cooler temps—and some sneaky, seasonal budget-busters—are just around the corner. Have you adjusted your autumn spending plan? More

Money Mic: How I Saved $70,000 to Send Two Kids to College

Brenna began saving for her kids’ tuition the day they were born, enabling her to cover private school—with thousands to spare. More

14 Pearls of Wisdom Our Financial Planners Tell Their Friends

We tapped six CFPs to share their favorite tips—from smart ways to stick to savings goals to how to merge money with a loved one. More

Confessions of an Accountant: ‘I Have $130K of College Debt’

After being denied financial aid, Danielle took out loans—that she’s repaying $1,400 at a time. Here’s how it’s affecting her. More