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

Tales From the Ex Files: I Married a Spender—and I’m Still Paying for It

When he got divorced, Yuri was deep in debt. Here’s how he reclaimed his money life—resuscitating his savings and credit score. More

Adventures in Online Dating: Should You Reveal Your Income?

82% skirt the salary question on their profiles—but should you? Real people, finance pros and dating gurus debate. More

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