Marisa Torrieri

About


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

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

My Online Shopping Cleanse: A Week Without Clicking

Can one woman resist spending temptation when everything from new jewelry to family groceries are just a few keystrokes away? More

Making a List … and Checking It Twice: 4 Spending Rules to Follow Before You Start Shopping

‘Tis the season for … blowing your budget. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are mind-over-money tips to help keep you on track.
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‘How Meditation Helped Me Save $25K, Strengthen My Marriage and Find Financial Clarity’

Rebecca didn’t want to face her financial troubles, but meditation helped her tackle deep money issues and even improve her marriage. More

7 Common Mistakes Financial Planners See When It Comes to Retirement

From analysis paralysis to forgetting about healthcare costs, pros dish on the blunders people make when building their nest egg. More

It’s Not Too Late to Get Back on Track With Your Money Goals for the Year

Don’t let your New Year’s resolutions be forgotten. Here’s how to make strong financial progress in the home stretch of the year. More

3 Top Money Stressors—and How to Tackle Them

Do finances keep you up at night? Learn how to take charge of common sources of anxiety so you can start feeling better. More

Cash Saving Challenge: ‘Can I Stand to Give Up My Boutique Fitness Class Habit?’

Here’s what happened when one money-saving, exercise-loving mom went cold turkey on her biggest splurge. More

‘How I Saved $150,000—and Bought My First Home’

Student loans and credit card debt didn’t stop one Gen Xer from getting his money in shape and buying a home. Here’s what he did. More