Trae Bodge

Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, beauty, tech, apps, toys and gift guides. She has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including Rachael Ray, MSNBC, the Harry Show, Inside Edition, CNBC and network affiliates nationwide. Trae is a contributing editor at Woman’s Day magazine and regularly contributes to several online publications, including,, and

Articles by Trae Bodge

How to Get Approved for a Home Loan

No matter how long you’ve been “adulting,” buying a home is one of those milestones that so many Americans want to achieve. Nearly two-thirds of... read more

Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

You’re basking in the glow of a recent engagement … and now you have to plan a wedding! But how much does a wedding cost?... read more

How to Pay for Your Honeymoon

You are in the throes of wedding planning. As if you don’t have enough on your plate, you also need to plan a honeymoon. You... read more

How To Budget Your Money

The budgeting jury is in. According to a recent LendingTree survey, 67% of Americans said they anticipate that their finances will improve this year. But... read more

How to Negotiate Car Price

Let's face it: No one except the former president of the high-school debate team enjoys negotiating with a car salesperson. Sure, there's a special kind... read more