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

6 Home DIYs That You Can Do in a Single Weekend

These easy home improvement tasks will boost your curb appeal, but won’t drain your budget or waste your time. More

Why Being a Wedding Guest Will Cost You

Attending a ceremony—or two or three—this summer? Be prepared to shell out close to $600—not including the price of gifts. More

Closing the Pay Gap: The President’s Plan

The White House announced two new executive orders that push for equal pay for men and women. Will it work? More

I’m Glad I Had an Emergency Fund: 4 Real Tales of Life Gone Wrong

From car accidents to home repairs, five people share how an emergency fund saved the day. But how much do you need to save up? More

10 Helpful Money Habits to Adopt Today

These little tweaks can help you make big financial leaps. Which new money habit will you adopt in 2016? More

10 Gift-Giving Questions Everyone Wants Answered

How much do you spend on a hostess gift? Are handmade presents O.K.? An etiquette expert sheds light on these questions and more. More

The Economic Crystal Ball: 3 Expert Predictions for the U.S.

Back in 2007, Meredith Whitney was credited with predicting the recession. Here’s what she says will happen next. More

Saving Face: Does Your Online Reputation Need Managing?

What comes up when you Google your name? A new industry has evolved around creating the results you want. More

The Real Reason You Over-Shop? Your Parents!

A new study shows that mom and dad could be to blame for raising future shopaholics. More

The Game That Could Turn Your Kid Into a Money Whiz

Studies show that students who play this one game tend to do significantly better on financial literacy exams. Intrigued? More