Penny Wrenn


Penny Wrenn is a Harlem-based writer whose work has appeared in Essence, Esquire, Glamour and O, The Oprah Magazine. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

Posts by Penny Wrenn

Spring Renovation Challenge: How to Redo Every Room in Your House for Under $500

Interior designers show us how you can inexpensively (and easily!) spruce up four major rooms for $100, $300 and $500. More

I Started Saving for Retirement—When It Was Almost Too Late

One woman, who hadn’t saved a penny for retirement in her late 40s, explains how she turned her entire financial life around. More

7 Financial Fears to Confront—and Conquer—This Halloween

This Halloween, we help you confront the most common financial fears—from avoiding your bills to not saving enough. More

Confessions of an Average Joe: ‘I’ve Saved $60K for Retirement—on a $40K Salary’

A teacher shares how he and his wife “sacrifice for tomorrow” by saving today and are on track to save a million dollars. More

The New Way to Kick-Start Your Career? Seek Out a Sponsor

Learn the difference between mentors and sponsors: Which will guide you to the right doors, and which will help knock them down. More

This Is Your Marriage … And This Is Your Marriage on Debt Counseling

Meet real couples who sought debt counseling to help ease five-figure burdens—and the experts who could help do the same for you. More

Job Seekers Confess: I Paid Big Bucks to Get the Gig

Could a career coach or résumé writer help you land a job? Meet professionals who paid for help and say it was worth every penny. More

5 Bad Money Habits That May Be Genetic

Did you know that your genes affect many of your money decisions? We explain the research, and how you can overcome genetics. More

9 Credit Cards With Seriously Sweet Rewards

From contributing to retirement to scoring pre-game access for sports fans, these cards offer the coolest rewards out there. More

Confessions of a 36-Year-Old: I Lie to My Parents About Money

In her mid-30s and struggling with her finances, one woman still can’t help but fib to Mom and Dad. More