Financial Geek, NY Times Bestseller author of Rich Bitch, CNBC/CNN/Bloomberg Anchorlady never sleeps & neither do I

3 Money Questions Every Couple Needs to Ask — There is one financial question I hear from all kinds of women. It's about love-and how it relates to money. It makes sense that everybody's stressed out by the way finances and relationships overlap: According to research, frequent money fights increase the likelihood that a marriage will end in divorce by 30 percent.

4 Ways to Cut the Clutter and Make Money Doing It — Pro tip: Dry clean your clothes before selling them to a consignment shop. The winter is thawing (finally) and with that comes the inevitable closet purge. Piles of bulky sweaters, your sixth pair of blue jeans and that dress you haven't worn in over a year - these are all signs you may need to do some wardrobe editing.

9 Ways to Avoid Rookie Mistakes When Starting Your Own Business — Lots of people are dissatisfied with their careers and believe they'd be better off braving it on their own. After all, the "new normal" we all live in is not so pretty: job uncertainty, financial uncertainty, pay cuts, furloughs. With the jobs picture so bleak, many people tell me they'd rather get paid in happiness.

Sneaky Home Buying Fees that You NEVER get back — I bet you've heard this before: "Renting is like throwing money away!" Well, I couldn't disagree more. That's like saying that you are throwing money away buying food because when you eat it, it's gone. Guess what? There are costs to living. And that includes the roof over your head.

Homes With Fake Exteriors — If a stone exterior is your accent of choice, consider foregoing the real thing. Lighter in weight, faux stone allows for the drama of the real deal without the associated structural costs. So, you can add retaining walls, fireplaces and pillars without worrying about weight-bearing and reinforcement issues.

Stock 101: How to Make Your Money Work for You — I didn't grow up with The Wall Street Journal on the kitchen table. There was no talk about stocks or bonds... ever. As part of an immigrant family, I was raised thinking that stashing your cash under your mattress-literally-was safest. Then, when I was 18, I got a job on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Why Doing Your Taxes Is a Lot Like Working Out — Flex your tax muscles by filing yourself with the help of TurboTax or TaxACT. Face it, taxes are complicated. And I mean complicated. The current federal tax code is more than 70,000 pages long! And each state has different tax rules. Then there are exceptions to the rules and rules to the exceptions.

New Survey Finds Women Would Rather Admit The Number On Their Scale Than The Number On Their Paycheck — No one knows this better than financial expert and journalist Nicole Lapin, who despite working as a business and money reporter from age eighteen had to learn the language of money for herself through extra research and sweat equity before she could speak it to the world as a news anchor.

We Dared to Ask a Financial Expert the Truth About Our Shopping Habit — After the Who What Wear editors asked me whether or not their shopping habits were paying off, I did some digging and found that, sadly, fashion is not the best investment in the long term. There are three big reasons for this: 1) Trends are so unpredictable; it's hard to determine if a style is really a classic and will come back around.

3 Secrets of the Self-Employed — In 2011, I took a big risk: I left CNBC, a major network with all of the resources and big media perks in the world, to start my own production company. I felt an urgent need to reach a younger, broader audience with financial advice in plain English, and wanted to strike out to do just that on my own.
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Jul 04, 2015

IBISWorld expects Americans will spend $6.7 billion on food for Fourth of July, up from $6.3 billion spent in 2014.’ Eat up! #Happy4th

Jul 04, 2015

This year, the average American family is expected to spend about $346.50 for #FourthOfJuly. Hope it’s included in yer Spending Plan!

Jul 04, 2015

Shop smarter: If the retailer lets you apply multiple online discounts, use the percentage-based code 1st, and THEN the dollar amount off.

Jul 04, 2015

#HappyFourthOfJuly! Americans are predicted to buy and drink roughly $1 billion of beer this weekend. #Cheers #IndependenceDay

Jul 03, 2015

The small things apply to spending your hard earned $$, not just saving it. That’s what your $$ is for: enjoying, &living the life you want!

Jul 03, 2015

Do you need a business plan? Maybe not—IF you have a clear elevator pitch. Food for thought. #RichBitch #TGIF #HolidayWeekend

Jul 03, 2015

Traveling? Call the hotel itself (the specific location) during biz hrs and see if the hotel will match or beat rates you’ve found online.

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