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Charlotte Cowles

  1. my two cents
    How to Buy the Best Gifts With Less Money and TimeIt’s simple: Ask people what they want.
  2. my two cents
    ‘Do I Need to Buy Gifts for My Boyfriend’s Family?’Not necessarily, but it’s a good idea to rethink your gifting plans in general.
  3. money talks
    What It Takes to Run a Day-Care Center“I’m absolutely exhausted. I don’t know anyone who works in child care who isn’t.”
  4. money talks
    ‘I Regret Letting My Dad Pay for My Wedding’Talking with a bride-to-be who wishes she’d never cashed the check.
  5. my two cents
    ‘Do I Need to Pay for My New Stepkids’ Stuff?’They shouldn’t feel like an obligation. Here’s how to be supportive in a way that feels fair.
  6. how i get it done
    Katy Perry Cures Her Hangovers With MeditationHow the multiplatinum pop star gets it done.
  7. my two cents
    ‘Should I Sell My House and Move Back to New York?’It’s time to step back and research your options before you make another move.
  8. my two cents
    ‘What’s the Best Way to Split Expenses With My Partner?’Now that you’ve figured out which costs to share, it’s time to find a budgeting system that works for both of you.
  9. my two cents
    ‘I’m a New Parent and Our Finances Are a Mess’You need a loose, forgiving plan that helps you feel more in control.
  10. money talks
    3 Women on How Much It Cost to Get Married in 2022“My sense of money got so warped that it stopped being real to me.”
  11. my two cents
    ‘What If I Never Own a Home?’Homeownership isn’t all it’s cracked up to be — especially in this market.
  12. money talks
    ‘What Happened After I Quit’Five women reflect on the financial fallout of their own “Great Resignation,” a year later.
  13. my two cents
    ‘Should I Let My Estranged Dad Pay My Student Loans?’If you can, just take the money and run.
  14. my two cents
    ‘How Do I Tell My Friends About My Six-Figure Inheritance?’To start, ask yourself what you hope to accomplish by telling them.
  15. my two cents
    ‘I’m Finally Making $55K, But I’m Scared It Won’t Last’The best antidote to anxiety is to create a safety net.
  16. my two cents
    ‘I’m Good at Saving, But I’m Still Miserable’Not to oversimplify matters, but what if you thought about money less?
  17. my two cents
    I Know I Should Invest My Money, But It Makes Me AnxiousActually, putting your money in the market is the less risky option in the long-term.
  18. how i get it done
    How Comedian Michelle Buteau Gets It Done“I want to have that Parisian joie-de-vivre bullshit but also the New York hustle.”
  19. my two cents
    My Fiancée Has a Ton of Debt. Should We Do a Prenup?First, make sure you understand what prenups can and cannot do.
  20. my two cents
    What Can We Learn From Recessions Past?Advice for handling the next downturn based on previous ones.
  21. my two cents
    ‘I Can’t Stop Worrying About Money, Even Though I Have Enough’Your anxiety is valid. You just need a plan for dealing with it.
  22. my two cents
    How to Find a Financial AdviserAnd how to know if you really need one.
  23. my two cents
    ‘I’m Retiring From Sex Work With $1 Million. What Next?’Your financial situation may be unusual, but changing careers is not.
  24. my two cents
    ‘How We Paid Off $200,000 in Debt in 5 Years’Julien and Kiersten Saunders wanted more control over their time and their money. Now they want you to follow their lead.
  25. my two cents
    ‘I Inherited Money, But I’m Already Blowing Through It’First, you need to acknowledge that you are the person in control here.
  26. my two cents
    How to Prepare for a RecessionBecause you probably should.
  27. burnout
    When to Just Quit AlreadyHow to figure out it’s time to move on — and be okay with it.
  28. mental health
    Get Your Toxic Positivity Out of My FaceIncrease your tolerance for difficult feelings already.
  29. my two cents
    ‘I Love My Teaching Job, But It Doesn’t Pay Me Enough’Your options aren’t easy. But neither is squeaking by without enough money to do the things you want.
  30. my two cents
    ‘I’m Getting Married and Having a Baby. How Should I Plan?’There’s a lot you can do to prepare. Here’s where to start.
  31. my two cents
    What Should I Be Doing About My Student Loans Right Now?We don’t know exactly what Biden will do, but paying them down probably shouldn’t be a priority.
  32. my two cents
    ‘Help! I Have a Shopping Problem’You need to meet your urge where it really is — in a desire for connection or recognition or safety.
  33. how i get it done
    How Puma’s Creative Director Gets It DoneJune Ambrose is also Jay-Z and Missy Elliott’s longtime stylist.
  34. my two cents
    ‘My Boyfriend Lost $14K Trading Crypto, and He Won’t Stop’I’m no professional, but this sounds like a gambling addiction, and you should be very careful.
  35. my two cents
    How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into Your Full-Time JobVivian Tu, better known as @YourRichBFF, on quitting her day job to be a full-time “finfluencer.”
  36. my two cents
    ‘Is It Worth Trying to Save Money When I Make So Little?’Focus on a savings habit instead of a savings goal.
  37. my two cents
    How to Run Your Own Business Without Burning OutPatrice Washington on creating boundaries and taking Wednesdays off.
  38. my two cents
    6 Women on How They Raised Money to Start a Business“Asking a family friend if I can borrow money just isn’t a reality for me.”
  39. my two cents
    ‘I’m Tired of Being Broke in L.A. Should I Move Back Home?’Your discomfort is a signal that you need to make a change, and that’s good!
  40. my two cents
    ‘How Can I Get My Unemployed Husband to Do More Chores?’This is an exasperating problem, but he might not even be aware of it.
  41. career
    The Costs of Oversharing With Your BossSave the deep, dark secrets for a Zoom with your therapist, not your supervisor.
  42. money talks
    Three Ex-New Yorkers on Leaving For Somewhere Cheaper“I can have a really great life that doesn’t cost so much.”
  43. my two cents
    Advice for Everyone Who’s Confused About Money Right NowAuthor and finance guru Ramit Sethi explains how to keep a cool head when money gets weird.
  44. my two cents
    How to Talk About Money in Your RelationshipA step-by-step guide to making it less awkward.
  45. my two cents
    ‘I’m a Stay-at-Home Parent and My Husband Just Walked Out on Us’Don’t panic. There are resources to help you out.
  46. my two cents
    ‘I Was Harassed at Work. Can I Afford to Sue?’Taking legal action might be more feasible than you think.
  47. my two cents
    ‘I Have a Lot of Debt, and I Don’t Know How to Tell My Partner’You need to be honest, but how you communicate will make all the difference.
  48. my two cents
    ‘I Took a Pay Cut for a Better Job, But Now I’m Barely Making Rent’Sounds like you made the right decision, but you will need to make some adjustments.
  49. my two cents
    My Boyfriend Bought Me an Expensive Gift. What Do I Do?You don’t need to spend the same amount. But you should talk about it anyway.
  50. my two cents
    How Do I Host My Family Without Spending a Bunch of Money?Asking everyone to pitch in doesn’t have to be awkward.
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