Penny Wrenn


Penny Wrenn is a Harlem-based writer whose work has appeared in Essence, Esquire, Glamour and O, The Oprah Magazine. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.

Posts by Penny Wrenn

Take This Job … and Blame It on Mom and Dad? How Parents Can Impact Your Work Ethic

You’ve got your mom’s eyes and your dad’s chin—but did you know that you may have inherited their work ethic, too? Here’s how. More

Digital Decluttering: 4 Ways to Organize (and Simplify!) Your E-Life

From optimizing your inbox to streamlining your smartphone, a productivity pro spells out how to get your e-life in order. More

Tales From the Ex Files: I Married a Spender—and I’m Still Paying for It

When he got divorced, Yuri was deep in debt. Here’s how he reclaimed his money life by resuscitating his savings and credit score. More

Adventures in Online Dating: Should You Reveal Your Income?

82% skirt the salary question on their profiles—but should you? Real people, finance pros and dating gurus debate. More

Spring Renovation Challenge: How to Redo Every Room in Your House for Under $500

Interior designers show us how you can inexpensively (and easily!) spruce up four major rooms for $100, $300 and $500. More

I Didn’t Start Investing Until My 40s, but These Moves Helped Me Retire Early

Julie hadn’t saved a penny for retirement until she turned 48. Here’s how she stashed $200K for life after work. More

7 Financial Fears to Confront—and Conquer—This Halloween

This Halloween, we help you confront the most common financial fears—from avoiding your bills to not saving enough. More

Confessions of an Average Joe: ‘I’ve Saved $60K for Retirement—on a $40K Salary’

A teacher shares how he and his family are living on one modest salary but are still on track to save a million dollars. More

The New Way to Kick-Start Your Career? Seek Out a Sponsor

Learn the difference between mentors and sponsors: Which will guide you to the right doors, and which will help knock them down. More

This Is Your Marriage … And This Is Your Marriage on Debt Counseling

Meet real couples who sought debt counseling to help ease five-figure burdens—and the experts who could help do the same for you. More