Allison Kade


Allison Kade is the former Deputy Editor and Editor-at-Large of LearnVest. She is currently a freelance writer. Her writing has appeared in publications like Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Fox Business, The Today Show, AOL,, Lifehacker, TheStreet, xoJane and Boing Boing. Her fiction has appeared in The Huffington Post and the literary magazines Annalemma, Fractured West, Underground Voices and 322 Review. She also runs a food blog for fun at FODMAP in the City. Follow Allison Kade on Twitter: @amkade

Posts by Allison Kade

6 Times You’re Likely to Spend More Money Than You Mean to (and Ingenious Ways to Stop)

Use these clever psychological tricks to help choose not to spend … even in some of the most tempting circumstances. More

The Twitter IPO: What You Need to Know

We’re all a-twitter about the social network going public—but is this hot stock a good investment? More

Roth IRAs: Everything You Need to Know

How is a Roth IRA different from a traditional IRA? Who needs one … and who doesn’t? Find out these answers and more. More

Do You Need a Money Market Account?

Wondering if you need an MMA? We’ll explain what it is, who should sign up and how it differs from a money market fund. More

Is a Trust Right for You?

Trust funds can be a useful—even vital—tool for middle-class families. Find out if one could be the right strategy for you. More

Debit vs. Credit: When Should You Use Each Card?

It’s a question you hear from every cashier: Here are three times to use debit, and five times to use credit. Find out why. More

Warren Buffett’s 4 Steps to Giving to Charity

Want to learn the right way to give to charity? Legendary investor Warren Buffett taught a free online course—so we listened in. More

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Take a Pay Cut?

There are seven times it might be worth accepting a job at a lesser salary, say the experts. More

The Ultimate Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

Get ready for 11 things you never knew about home insurance—including how it could cover that laptop you left on the plane. More

9 Mistakes Not to Make With 529 Savings Plans

Need to save for college, but not quite sure how? These pitfalls should be on your radar. More