Posts by Cathie Ericson

5 Apps and Sites That Make It Easier to Get the Job

If you’ve been spinning your wheels in the job hunt, try these tech tools out. More

Moms Share How They Keep From Busting Their Holiday Budgets

When it comes to holiday shopping savings, moms are the experts. More

How to Prep Your Home for Cold Weather — And Save on Your Energy Bills

Before the winter chill sets in, take these steps to make sure your home is ready.

Everything You Need to Know About Applying for College Scholarships

Your complete guide to finding scholarships for college and beating out the competition. More

What to Do When Your Aging Parents Want You to Take Their Stuff

Your parents want you to inherit their belongings, but you’d rather pass. Here’s how to broach the topic with sensitivity. More

How to Prepare for Maternity Leave and Make a Successful Return

Prep yourself, your colleagues and your clients for your leave while you still have the energy. More

Here’s What It Cost to Furnish My Son’s Dorm — In Dollars and Sanity

In the first of our “Cash Confessions” series, one Portland mom sets out to furnish her college freshman’s suite-style dorm for $1,200. More

Stay Cool: How to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

How to buy and use your AC unit so your utility bills don’t soar. More

Easy Ways to Soft-Launch Your Job Search

These small moves can help you figure out if it’s time to take that leap. More

Side Gigs You Can Do Now So You Have Extra Cash for the Summer

Make money now, enjoy lazy carefree days through Labor Day weekend. More