Christine Ryan Jyoti


Christine Ryan Jyoti is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer. After more than half a decade specializing in non-profit communications in New York and D.C., she left the daily grind to chase after her two young children. She doesn’t have any pets, struggles to find the time to floss her teeth and longs for the freedom to travel. When she’s not feeding, disciplining or snuggling her “spirited” offspring, she sporadically writes about her chaotic life at 24-7 Mommy.

Posts by Christine Ryan Jyoti

Grocery Shopping on a Budget: 10 Ways to Keep Rising Food Costs in Check

Surprise! As the heat index rises, so will your food bill. But here’s how you can still save this summer. More

4 Couples, 4 Home Purchases: How Much Can They Afford?

Buying a home is a big—and expensive—milestone. CFP® David Blaylock weighs in on whether these couples should take the plunge. More

9 Glaring Résumé Mistakes Not to Make

Writing a great resume is crucial for a successful career search. Here are nine errors job hunters can’t afford to make. More

7 Secrets to Launching a Lucrative Side Gig

Eager to bring in some serious money from a part-time passion? Start with these tips. More

Investing for Two: How Real Couples Save for Their Futures

Are you and your partner on the same page about your … portfolios? Three couples explain how they made investing work—for two. More

12 Last-Minute D.I.Y. Holiday Decor Ideas

From “Scrabble” place cards to candy cane photo holders, these simple (and creative!) touches will set the scene in no time. More

Your Ultimate Black Friday Guide: The Deals 25 Major Retailers Will Be Offering

Drawing up your Black Friday plan of attack? Use our (printable!) guide to can’t-skip savings from 25 stores across the country. More

Kids & Food Allergies: 4 Ways to Keep High Costs in Check

From EpiPens to soy milk, research shows that children’s food allergies up your annual costs by 30%. Here are four ways to save. More

10 Cool Back-to-School Finds Under $10

From a penguin flash drive to a gummy bear sharpener, these picks are not only fun—but they won’t bust your budget. More

Back-to-School Shopping: How to Spend Under $50—Backpack Included!

How do you stuff a backpack without spending hundreds? A teacher explains her money-saving secrets—and shares her supplies list. More