What Can an Older Version of Yourself Teach You? Wear Sunscreen and…

For most young-ish people, it's easy to be cavalier about things like saving for your eventual retirement. But what if you were forced to confront an older version of yourself in the mirror? Besides freaking out about how wrinkly and sun-spotty you've gotten, would it make you think twice about setting some money… » 4/12/12 4:30pm 4/12/12 4:30pm

Lady Shortage Makes Men Spend All Their Money (and Borrow More)

A new study purports to find that scarcity of women turns dudes into spendthrifts. So should sex ratio be a new economic indicator? » 1/16/12 1:50pm 1/16/12 1:50pm

Gentlemen, Your Sense Of Fiscal Responsibility Is Not "Sexy"

According to a survey by ING Direct, only 3.7% of people think frugality is "sexy." And women were more likely to find penny-pinching "stingy," and less likely to deem it "smart." Time to bling out your dating profile, dudes. » 8/20/10 5:58pm 8/20/10 5:58pm

Women's Belts Pulled Tighter Than Men's In Recession

According to a survey, more women than men are cutting back on "optional expenses" like clothes, restaurant meals, and vacations. So are women better at managing money, or do we "have more optional expenses to begin with?" [USNWR] » 8/11/09 5:20pm 8/11/09 5:20pm

What's Your "Necessary Luxury?"

Yesterday, while flipping through an issue of Departures » 11/21/08 3:40pm 11/21/08 3:40pm as I enjoyed a pumpkin cupcake, I ran across the magazine's "" column, in which various celebrated people confess what they couldn't live without. Most of them listed very high-minded stuff like family heirlooms, but it got me thinkin': in these straitened times…

Mo' Money Mo' Problems

Despite the fact that my mom does wealth management and my brother is a bond trader, I am one of those people who does not "get" money. I know the economy is in the crapper and I can pay my bills on time and I know a bargain when I see one, but money is really a mystery to me. There was a time in my life where I was… » 9/25/08 12:30pm 9/25/08 12:30pm