The Vow & 7 Questions to Stop You From Using Your Credit Cards

I personally found it very difficult to plan my spending when some things I bought wouldn’t be paid for until the following month. Yes, I could figure out how to do this mechanically, from a budgeting perspective, but it didn’t work well for my brain and it certainly didn’t help me emotionally. I was simply more prone to overspending. ...more

I absolutely agree. I have been living by that principle for a while now and it feels soooo much ...more

Teens and Money - Cash, Credit or Debit Card?

What is the best form of money for your teens to carry around? Which is safest? Which will best help teens learn about budgeting? These are important questions parents must ask themselves as their kids get older. American Express is rolling out a new solution, the PASS card, which offers another option for parents to consider. Here are the problems with the current forms of currency:...more

Fashion Week - Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, and Trends for Fall '09

Alternate title: OMG I WENT TO FASHION WEEK!  I was thrilled and honored when BlogHer contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I'd be willing to cover (and attend!) Fall 2009 Fashion Week. (Honestly, I don't really know if they would have extended the offer, had they known that I thought "Versace" rhymed with "her lace" until well into my teen years, but fortunately, I like to think I've made up for lost time in terms of my fashion knowledge.) Naturally, I said yes immediately, and commenced my Dance of Joy. ...more

I swear, if I still had my old Purple Rain t-shirt I would wear it all the ...more

From Euphoria to Postpartum Blues

As I told fellow blogger Charles Amico earlier today, a week after the election I'm experiencing a form of political postpartum blues. ...more

With One Click You Can Save Thousands Of Malnourished Children

It’s very rare that I tout a non-profit. But listen up, people. This is serious. ...more

Thank you so much for your support Lauren. I guess your encouragement to vote for IMC worked ...more