Alexa Pugh


Alexa Pugh is a senior at Brown University, where she majors in English creative nonfiction and works as a senior editor at the Brown Daily Herald. She has previously worked with Glamour magazine, and her writing has appeared on Lifehacker and the Huffington Post. Alexa likes to spend her free time cooking more food than she could ever hope to eat. Follow Alexa on Twitter .

Posts by Alexa Pugh

What Does ‘Business Casual’ Really Mean? 4 Real Employees Share What They Wear

As offices become less formal, it’s hard to get the dress code right. Learn what ‘business casual’ means in these four industries. More

Is It Possible to Over-Plan Your Life?

It’s good to have goals, but these over-planners take that to extremes. Which approach is better? We asked the experts. More

Why High-Powered Moms Regret Leaving the Workforce

After “opting out” of the workforce, many stay-at-home moms are returning to work–but they’re landing lower on the career ladder. More

An $18.4 Million Credit Report Mistake

When errors on her report went unfixed, this woman sued one of the big three credit reporting agencies—and won a record ruling. More

5 Financial Myths That Could Work Against You

We’ve all heard those money truisms—like that debit cards are safer to use than credit cards—but should you really follow them? More

The Secret to Winning a Real-Estate Bidding War

Tired of getting outbid on the home of your dreams? Try these 5 tips, like being flexible about your move-in date. More

Why Introverts Make Better Investors

Research finds that the quieter kind—like Warren Buffett—may have an advantage over extroverts, who tend to make riskier moves. More

401(k) Scandal: A Professor Uncovers Sneaky Fees

A Yale educator sent letters to 6,000 employers saying that he plans to expose their plans’ excessive fees … via Twitter. More

The Skinny on James Gandolfini’s Problem Will

Experts say that The Sopranos actor’s estate was poorly safeguarded—and his family could get hit with a $30 million tax bill. More

America’s Richest Working Moms

These five women led successful careers while raising families, and have the jaw-dropping fortunes to prove it. More