Monthly Archives: June 2015

5 Taboo Topics You Should Avoid While Networking

From politics to personal pet peeves, steer clear of these conversation-stopping subjects with new work contacts. More

Infographic: Credit Scores Across America—How Does Your Score Stack Up?

From states with top FICO scores to credit nuances between the sexes, see how your credit habits compare to the rest of America. More

Family-Friendly America: 30 Top Places to Raise Kids

Whether you want city life or small-town roots, consider settling in these areas—from reliable New York to wild-card South Dakota.

The 168 Hours Challenge: How a Time Audit Can Reboot Your Work/Life Balance Mind-set

It’s on everyone’s mind: Where did the day go? But one expert says you can hack your busy day hour-by-hour with her audit trick. More

9 Clever Ways to Teach Kids About Money When School’s Out for Summer

Classes are done, but teachable moments don’t have to go on hiatus—whether your kid’s at camp or riding coasters at a theme park. More

5 Apps for Making Money … While Doing Nothing

Everyday activities, like watching TV or taking a selfie, can earn you extra cash. There’s even an app for snapping restaurant pics. More

Travel Checklist: 7 Money To-Dos to Tackle Before Your Trip

Before you hit the highway or take to the tarmac, get your money in order with these tips, like getting the 411 on VAT refunds. More

Infographic: Score! 8 Perks of a Stellar Credit Score

Don’t settle for 700. Here’s how ramping up your credit score could nab you a cheaper home, a better job—and a better love life. More

7 Money Links We Love: Why Retail Therapy Is Overrated

Financial insomnia across America, eye-opening baby debt diaries and more in this week’s roundup. More

Baby Debt Diaries: 3 Cautionary Tales of New Parent Sticker Shock

A new baby can bring lots of immeasurable joy—and lots of very measurable costs. Three moms share their money lessons learned. More