Personal Finance

Why My Dad Taught Me to Count Cash

Of all the lessons my father taught me about money, “counting cash” is the only one that stuck. You might be thinking, How hard is…

These Guys Are Collecting Your Expired Credit Cards

My father is a hoarder. My family’s shed is overrun with old computers, boxes of old newspapers and magazines, rusty tools and fraying television cables…

Can Expensive Budgeting Apps Really Help Pull You Out of Debt?

When I first moved to Chicago, jobless and in debt, I opted to take advantage of my charitable friends by sleeping on their back porch…

How Student Loan Debt Is Destroying Marriages

Money has been ruining monogamy for a long time, but that’s usually been about credit card debt or compulsive shopping. That’s still true: If you…