Marisa Torrieri


Marisa Torrieri is a contributing writer for LearnVest, musician and guitar teacher who lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, with her husband and young son. She possesses a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and has written and edited for dozens of publications, including The Village Voice, DailyCandy, The Washington Post, Naples Illustrated magazine, Metromix New York and plenty of healthcare and technology media outlets. She has dabbled in acting and got her literary start as a poet in high school in her native Silver Spring, Maryland. Follow her on Twitter, Google+ or on her blog RockMommy.

Posts by Marisa Torrieri

I Tested 4 Food Subscriptions, and These Were the Best

A mom of two tests which fit her family’s picky tastes, healthy diets and grocery budget. More

I DIYed Holiday Gifts to See If It Would Really Save Me Money

This writer road tested homemade gifts that were meant to be simple and cheap. Here’s where she saved — and where she didn’t.

Holiday Tipping Guide: Here’s How Much to Give

It can be confusing to know how much to tip and to whom, so we’ve broken it down for you. More

What I Wish I’d Known Before Buying My First House

These homebuying regrets are common — and costly — but there are ways to avoid them. More

The Best Tips for Getting Fit on a Budget

Insiders give 9 ways to save money on your exercise routine. More

I Tried Couponing for a Month. Here’s What Happened

One mom’s journey to cutting her grocery budget — thanks to online deals and store circulars. More

Personal Shoppers’ Best Tips for Saving Money on Spring Clothes

Let the pros show you how to score great deals on fashion you love. More

Can Amazon’s New Style App Help You Dress Better? We Take It for a Test Drive

For the cost of a Prime membership, the online retailer will now judge your fashion choices.

Can You Predict How Much You Spend Each Week?

Play psychic and take a guess, as these 3 people did. More

What These 4 Rock-Solid Couples Have in Common

Four couples tell us four ways they make their finances work. More