Editorial Portfolio

Follow the links to a few of my favorite pieces to date.

The Daily Muse

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The Best Advice I’ve Received from Warren Buffett: FOX Anchor Liz Claman

May 6, 2013 It’s rare to have the access Claman does to one of the world’s most successful investors, so we were quick to take the opportunity to ask what she’s learned from Buffett over the years.

5 Myths We Believe about Women & Money

April 8, 2013 Helaine Olen has been writing about personal finance since 1996 and believes that much of the advice we hear from today’s finance experts is, well, wrong. She recently shared with me the truth behind some of the most persistent myths about women and money.

Why You’re Making 2% Less (and How to Make Up the Difference)

January 21, 2013 The Social Security payroll tax reduction, which expired at the end of 2012, did not get renewed in the fiscal cliff deal, which means your withholding increased from 4.2% of your salary to 6.2%. A extra 2% doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up. Here are some ways to save to make up the difference.


3 Communication Mistakes You’re Making at Work

November 16, 2012 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) Stop playing it safe with your language at work. You know what I mean: Ending statements with a question, prefacing all criticisms with a “Sorry, but…”. It’s time to put aside the wishy-washy words.

Surprising Workplace Lessons I Learned in Premarital Counseling

June 15, 2012 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) Marital counseling is a great tool to help couples prepare for their new lives together, but the lessons learned can pay off in other relationships as well, including those with your coworkers.

The Huffington Post

Is Self-Help Really Helpful?

October 21, 2011 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) Between our jobs and commutes and trying to achieve that elusive “work-life balance,” when do we have time to devote ourselves to every self-help book on Amazon’s best-seller list? Besides, is “constantly” subjecting ourselves to the scrutiny and trends we find in their pages really even the way to a better career and life?

How to Overcome Self-Doubt

October 3, 2011 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) Once the self-questioning starts, it doesn’t stop—and it seeps in to all the other aspects of your life, too: What if I picked the wrong partner? Why did I choose this apartment? Are these the right shoes to wear with this skirt? When you finally get a break for lunch, it’s all you can do to choose from one of five sandwich options. Stop.


5 Apps to Help You Split the Check

April 9, 2013 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) There are a bunch of great apps that do the calculating—and in some cases even the communicating—for you when you need to share a bill. Take your pick and download them for less than $1 each (a small price to pay for not having to ask your roommate for her share of the electric every month).

9 Steps to Improving Your Finances This Year

January 18, 2013 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) We’d all love to start the New Year with a big raise. But that’s not the only way to increase your cash flow or boost your retirement savings. If one of your resolutions is to improve your financial situation this year, consider these nine ways to make it happen.

How to Reward Yourself Without Going Over Budget

December 27, 2012 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) It may seem counterintuitive, but occasionally spending money on something that’s not strictly a necessity helps to keep you on track. After all, if you never indulge, you’ll begin to resent your budget.

How to Deal With Your Finances When Unemployed

November 8, 2012 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) Facing unemployment means that you need to work out a plan for your finances. And no—deciding to put all of your day-to-day expenses on a credit card until you’re back to work is not an adequate plan. It’s not going to be easy living without a paycheck, but it’s not impossible.


5 Great Online-Only Banking Options

February 5, 2013 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) Whether you’re looking for excellent interest rates at no monthly charge, a sleek app that simplifies your transactions, or a full set of mobile tools that show you where you’re spending each penny, there’s an online-only option for you.

10 Personal Finance Experts to Follow on Twitter

March 18, 2013 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) When it comes to your personal finance, turns out there are some pretty awesome experts out there. If you’re looking for a constant stream of wise money posts, check our some of these finance feeds on Twitter.

The Jane Dough

Dear Forbes: 20-Somethings Do Take Themselves Seriously

May 5, 2012 (Originally published on The Daily Muse) Gen Y constantly hears, “Stop being an indecisive wannabe rebel. Stop working at Starbucks, stop pushing back your career, and go get yourself a real job.” Here’s the thing though: We want to. And we’re working hard to get there.