Cheryl Lock


Cheryl Lock has been writing and editing for six years now, and has covered topics including travel, politics, health, food, literature and more. It was at her last gig as assistant editor at Parents magazine working on money stories that she realized her passion for helping parents navigate family life while still saving some cash. Cheryl has a savings account specifically for home goods, because it's really important for her to love her home environment. She’s never sorry when she spends money on something that makes her place feel more inviting! Follow Cheryl Lock on Twitter: @cmlock42

Posts by Cheryl Lock

What Savings? 1 in 4 Americans Barely Set Aside 5%

A survey finds 20% of people fail to save at all. But one demo is dramatically squirreling away more. (Hint: It’s not the rich.) More

Car Insurance Rate Crunch: Why Singles Are Being Singled Out

New data reveals this demo has to shell out over 20% more for their coverage. Can you guess why? More

5 Factors Contributing to the Middle Class Squeeze

A report finds costs for the average middle-class family have surged 32% since 2000—while take-home pay only rose *this* much. More

Why More Parents Are Talking Money With Toddlers

Moms and dads are making it a priority to discuss financial basics with kids as young as three—but they’re making one big mistake. More

Why Many People Fear Money Troubles More Than Death

A study reveals that money is the greatest worry for 66% of Americans—with one-third saying they obsess over financial woes 24/7. More

Why Millennials Have a Surprisingly Rosy Outlook on Money

According to a study, 20-somethings feel more financially secure than any other age group. You heard right. More

5 Silly Things That Are Holding You Back at Work

From being too me-centric to shying away from taking on new challenges, these tendencies could hinder your career progress. More

The 9 Best States to Live Out Your Golden Years

Wyoming made one list. California another. A study reveals the states that do—and don’t—offer retirees great financial security. More

Job Seekers May (Finally) Have a Leg Up

The time it takes companies to fill vacant positions rose 55% since 2009—potentially giving candidates more negotiating power. More

Attention All Preschoolers! Your Parents Want You to Pay for College

A survey finds most moms and dads expect their kids to help pay for higher education—even if those tots just learned their ABCs. More