Posts by Meghan Rabbitt

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

6 Ways to Help Spring Clean Your Finances

Come spring, there’s no better feeling than blowing the dust off your life. Here, secrets to breaking new ground with your money. More

Money Mic: I Don’t Believe in Buying Holiday Gifts (And, No, I’m Not a Scrooge)

One dad explains why he and his wife don’t exchange gifts—and why they’ve chosen to downplay presents for their daughters. More

Money Mic: I Make 6 Figures, but I’m in Financial Trouble

Despite her $100,000 salary, Holly has $14,000 in credit card debt—and she’s struggling to get her finances back on track. More

It Happened to Me: Social Security Wants Me to ‘Pay Back’ $50,000

When Aisha got a bill from the government telling her they wanted money back, she didn’t know what to do next. Here’s her story. More

Why I Lie to My Parents About How Much I Make

One woman tells us how she went into debt footing her parents’ bills—and why she now lies to them about her $70,000 salary. More