Personal Finance

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…

Who Gets My Student Loans When I Die?

Even if the world ends any day now (like it seems it might), two things will last: termites and your student loans. Nearly 44.7 million…

Why Can’t I Put a Freakin’ House on My Wedding Registry?

Every functioning kitchen needs a $30 champagne chiller. It doesn’t matter who you are; the chiller is a necessity. No modern couple can live without…