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

8 Apps and Websites That Pay Cash for Your Unwanted Clutter

Got overflowing closets? You could have cash instead. Check out the handy websites and apps that will pay for your unwanted junk. More

Are Your Financial Goals Realistic? We’ll Tell You

Follow along as a CFP® explains how these three people can turn dreams—from being debt-free to starting a business—into reality. More

5 Strategies That Can Make You Happy About Saving

Not many of us like saving money—but that’s about to change. Use these tips to make saving not only bearable, but enjoyable. More

One Secret That Could Help You Save a Lot of Money—and Why We Get Sidetracked

A study says it’s not those shiny new boots or car trouble impeding your savings progress—it’s your brain’s perception of time. More

5 Ways to Fend Off Contagious Bad Money Habits

It’s cold season, but germs may not be the only thing you catch—turns out that life choices may be contagious, too. More

Your Time or Your Money: Which Is More Valuable?

Time or money? The two questions to ask yourself next time you need to decide—plus, seven people share which they value more. More

Financial Frenemies: Who’s Your Budget Buster?

We all have that one person who tempts us to overspend. Experts explain why it happens and how to stop a saboteur in her tracks. More

Desperately Seeking a Job: Should You Pull a Crazy Stunt to Get Hired?

From creating a video game résumé to wearing a sandwich board, some job seekers will do anything for a gig. Should you? More

10 Ways Not to Seem Old at Work

Experts share secrets to help you avoid being stereotyped at the office—like the email address you shouldn’t have. More

Are You Financially Ready to Live to 100?

Experts give the lowdown—decade by decade—on what it means to be prepared, money-wise, if you live to see your 100th birthday. More