Posts by Marianne Hayes

Why Moms Are Crowdfunding Their Maternity Leave

More mothers-to-be are turning to platforms like GoFundMe and Plumfund to help pay for time off with baby. More

Meet the Couples Who Saved Big by Eloping

These newlyweds bucked tradition and saved thousands in the process. More

How to Increase Your Car’s Resale Value

These 5 features can have a big impact when you decide to sell. More

Your 4-Week Guide to Setting (and Sticking to) A Realistic Budget

Tackle each of these tasks this month so you can start making real progress on your money goals. More

Where You Should Splurge When It Comes to Self-Care

It’s time to put yourself first for a change. More

Guess How Much Buying Lunch Costs You in a Year

A few tweaks to your weekly routine could mean more savings — and spa trips. More

How Do I Know If I Qualify for Unemployment? and Other FAQs Answered

Being out of work is stressful but knowing all your financial options can help make your professional dry spell a bit easier. More

5 Steps to Help You Cut Your Cable Bill

Can’t bear to part with your premium channels? These tips can help you trim costs without having to cut the cord. More

How to Tackle 5 Awkward Holiday Money Questions From Your Family

Ready for big meals and nosy questions? Here’s how to get your money life in shape before you face the relatives.
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‘Paying Down $112K of Debt Super-Fast Made Me Miserable—So I Did This Instead’

Yes, there is such a thing as being too aggressive paying off debt—if you can’t sustain it. Here’s how one woman stayed on track. More