Posts by Meghan Rabbitt

6 Credit Mistakes Even Those With Stellar Scores Can Make

From co-signing on a loan to ignoring the five FICO factors, these missteps can sideline even the savviest of credit consumers. More

4 People, 1 City: How I Spend, Save and Splurge in Chicago

City living can drain your budget, whether you’re on the East Coast, West or in between. Four Midwesterners show us how it’s done. More

Hack My Nest Egg: Help! I Only Have $30K for Retirement

A career change and baby waylaid Jenny’s savings, leaving the 40-year-old stressing over her modest stash. Can she bounce back? More

Money Mic: ‘I Live in a 200-Square-Foot House … So I Can Live Out My Dreams’

Building a tiny (200-square-foot tiny!) home helped Ethan Waldman find freedom—in his life, his career *and* his finances. More

Adventures in Rewards Points: ‘I Took $195K Worth of Vacations … for Only $14K’

Daraius and Emily are loaded—in credit card points, that is. Here’s how they got into the ‘big travel for small money’ game. More

Job Reference Rules 2.0: How to Get (and Give) Good Referrals

Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, there’s an art to job reference etiquette—and these experts should know.
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Hiring Manager Report: What’s in Store for Your Career in 2015

Hunting for your next gig? Experts say the outlook is rosy—for candidates who capitalize on (and embrace) key job-market trends. More

4 People Reveal: The Aha! Moment That Inspired Me to Take Charge of My Money

Sometimes an unexpected lightbulb moment can be just what you need to chart a new financial course—just ask these four folks. More

7 Gifters Confess: The Best Present I Ever Gave (or Got) Cost Next to Nothing

These heartfelt holiday ideas prove that you don’t need to bust your budget to make a lasting impression. More

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