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The Need for Greed: If Your Finances Are in the Toilet, Get Psychiatric Help

Posted in Personal Finance, Saving Money, Women and Finances | June 18, 2013

Keeping up with the Joneses is  as typically American as apple pie. It probably stems from our national culture of upward mobility — kids are told from the time they’re toddlers that they can do anything, achieve anything, and it doesn’t matter where they start. That’s great, but too many times we equate “making it” with having a lot of stuff. And the more insecure we are, the more likely we are to bolster our image with the “right” stuff. In their study Materialism, Transformation Expectations, and Spending: Implications for Credit Use, Marsha Richins and Myron Watkins found that people who get into debt believe, falsely, that their purchases will make them more likable, more fun, more effective and “a better person.” In her Family Money finance blog, Miranda Marquit says that

Working Moms: What to Consider When You’re Considering Staying Home

Posted in Personal Finance, Women and Finances | June 30, 2011

Summer is a tough season for a lot of working moms. As Daily Worth writer MP Dunleavey recently pointed out, finding quality summer child care can be a nightmare, and the resulting stress and guilt has caused more than a few to question whether working is even worth it. But the decision to quit working can be emotionally fraught. If you are thinking about it, it helps to have some basic guidelines to keep your clear-headed. So here are a few things to consider when you are considering quitting your job to stay home with the kids: Can You Afford It? Take an honest look at your family finances. Is your income an integral part of paying the bills? If you quit your job, would you be able to make