Alden Wicker


Alden Wicker is the founder and editor in chief of, a blog devoted to all things sustainable in New York City. Her work has appeared on Huffington Post, Refinery29, EcoSalon, Greatist,, xo Jane, Forbes and Elephant Journal.

Posts by Alden Wicker

24 Hours in an Overspender’s Day: 9 Common Money Traps—and How to Subvert Them

Every hour of the day presents a spending temptation. So we’ve mapped out a 24/7 guide to common pitfalls to watch for—and banish. More

Quiz: What’s Your True Office Persona?

We all have one: a persona that affects how we work with others. Take our test to find out which of the four types you are. More

Checklist: I Want to Set Financial Goals for Myself

Financial goals help you create your dream life. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating one—and ensuring you follow through. More

50/20/30 Guide to Summer: How to Have Fun in the Sun and Not Bust Your Budget

Four lifestyle and money pros share their summer “fun” budgets to prove warm-weather temptations don’t have to ruin your progress. More

50 Tips for Living Your Best Money Life

From saving to earning to staying motivated, here is some of the best advice we can give you to help you make progress every day. More

The Financial Food Pyramid: 4 Building Blocks to Healthy Finances

We can debate the best diets all day—paleo? vegan?—but our twist on the classic food pyramid focuses on lifelong financial health. More

9 Financial Easter Eggs to Hunt for This Spring

Wouldn’t it be great if Easter eggs were stuffed with money? They can be—if you know where to look. More

7 Sneaky Taxes That Could Blindside You This Season

From the “jock tax” to the AMT, you’ll want to be aware of these long before you file. More

9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About … Financial Aid for College

Financial aid pros set the record straight about college funding myths and misconceptions. Are you making these mistakes? More

Quiz: What’s Your Big Spending Trigger?

Managing spending triggers is simple … if you know what they are. Here are seven common ones—and how to nip yours in the bud. More