Posts by Moira Lawler

How I Bought My First Home and Planned a 125-Person Wedding at the Same Time

A Chicago writer explains what happens when the timelines of these major milestones collide. More

How I Bought 3 Homes on My Own Before Turning 31

Did I set out to be a part-time landlord with three mortgages? Not exactly. More

Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Your Kids About Money

Whether you’re parent to a toddler or teen, here’s what *not* to do at every age range. More

Where You Should Really Cut Back On Your Budget

Focus on the expenses that can make a real difference. More

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Negotiate in a Job Offer

Sure, salary is important. But if you’re not asking for these extras, you may be leaving some prime perks on the table. More

Is Multitasking Killing Your Productivity? Try Monotasking Instead

Are you juggling too much over the holidays? Start monotasking to help you whip through your packed schedule. More

3 Holiday Ground Rules for Buying Gifts for Your Partner

Picking a gift for your S.O. can be a surprising seasonal stress culprit. Abide by these guidelines to make the process easier. More

How to Ace Your Annual Performance Review

5 steps to highlight your accomplishments, align your goals and show why you deserve a salary boost. More

Checklist: Considering Refinancing Your Student Loans? 5 Questions to Ask First

From interest rates to payment terms, this checklist helps pinpoint the factors to consider before taking out a new loan. More

How Your Personality Could Influence Your Money Management Style

You probably know about the Myers-Briggs test, but did you know it can help you understand your money management style? Learn why. More