Colleen Oakley


Colleen Oakley is a writer and editor in Atlanta. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Redbook, Women's Health, Parade,, Ladies' Homes Journal, Fitness, Health and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Posts by Colleen Oakley

6 Ingenious Work Perks That Save Employees Serious Cash

Forget Casual Friday. These unique company benefits boost employees’ morale—and their bank accounts. More

Checklist: I Want to Do My Financial Planning for Getting Married

From nailing down home expenses to drafting a five-year financial plan, don’t avoid these 10 money to-dos before tying the knot. More

30 Smart Career Moves You Should Make by 30

How many of these to-dos have you mastered? Test your smarts when it comes to networking, social media and landing your dream job. More

4 Imaginary Money Beasts: Which Type Are You?

Are you an Ostrich, a Peacock, a Camel or a Lemming? Here’s how to know your type—and tame your bad money tendencies. More

Overwhelmed at Work and Home? You May Be Living on ‘Contaminated Time’

Have too much to do? Journalist Brigid Schulte discusses her new book “Overwhelmed”—and what happened to leisure in America. More

When She Makes More: How Income Divides Impact Couples

A new book investigates female breadwinners—and their sky-high divorce rates. How can couples better navigate this dynamic? More

House Hunting? 9 ‘Flaws’ You Might Want to Ignore

Funky smells, ugly carpet—and seven other things that shouldn’t be dealbreakers. Here, a real estate expert explains why. More

Money Secrets of the World’s Richest People … Revealed

After 30 years of studying millionaires, Steve Siebold explains how the wealthiest minds work—and what that could mean for you. More

401(k) Loans: What You Should Know

Whether you’re tempted to pay down debt or buy a home, a CFP® explains whether you should consider using your 401(k) for funds. More

How to Rebalance Your Portfolio—and Your Life

While tackling spring-cleaning tasks, don’t forget about your finances! Here’s where you might need to consider rebalancing. More