5:15 pm, April 19th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
I’m not proud to admit that there have been days when I’ve needed to ask my husband to hide my credit card from me.
11:30 am, April 5th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
These days, kids don’t take stereotypes sitting down. Take, for example, eighth grader McKenna Pope, who was so annoyed by the fact that Easy-Bake Ovens only have advertisements featuring girls, and that they only come in purple and pink, that she started a petition calling for Hasbro to keep their gender stereotyping in check. (Hasbro will release a more gender-neutral version next year.)
Hasbro isn’t the only toy company taking notice.
10:30 am, March 7th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
You know that woman at your office, the one who makes your life difficult by leaving you out of important meetings or undercutting you in front of your boss? If you have no idea what we’re talking about, let us bring you up to speed: She’s a mean girl.
11:30 am, March 1st | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
If you cringed when you saw your first paycheck in 2013, you’re not alone.
11:30 am, February 28th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, parents don’t always want to be flattered. At least not when it comes to financial decisions. For proof, all we have to do is look to our own parents. Sure, it’s true that in some cases Mom and Dad were beacons of fantastic financial wisdom, but other [...]
11:30 am, February 26th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
Are you saving enough for those Golden Years? If you believe most studies, the simple answer is probably no.
11:30 am, February 7th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
When my pay was direct-deposited into my checking account every two weeks while I was working my first full-time freelance job, I’d think, “Wow, that’s a decent amount of money. I can totally live off this!” No one ever told me (and I never bothered to ask) why my paycheck seemed so large, so I lived it up for an entire year—eating out, going to plays, buying new clothes and taking trips. Then April rolled around: tax time. In all fairness, I knew that I hadn’t been paying taxes on the money I was making as a freelancer. I just had no idea how much I actually should have been setting aside from each paycheck. I now know that I should have been saving at least 33% to 35% of every paycheck to put toward taxes. Hindsight … you know what they say.