Happy 2014! As Sociological Images reminds us, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which enabled women to have credit cards in their own name. Not only was the act a step towards financial independence — it spawned the exciting stock photo genre "Delighted Lady Holding Credit…

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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…