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Cheryl Lock

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Cheryl Lock is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in dozens of publications, both in print and online. She was a money editor at Parents magazine before leaving to launch the inaugural parents vertical for the personal finance website Learnvest. You can find other stories of hers online at Money, The Fiscal Times and Business Insider, as well as in magazines like Woman’s Day, Runner’s World and Family Circle. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and daughter.

The Best Investment for Your Lump Sum

Personal Finance

The Best Investment for Your Lump Sum

The Best Investment for Your Lump Sum

Money doesn’t usually come out of nowhere, but when it does, it’s nice to have some idea of how to use it. Whether your lump sum arrived as a tax return, a bonus, an inheritance or a larger-than-expected gift from a family member, Shelly-Ann Eweka, a Denver-based financial adviser with TIAA, has suggestions on what to... Read More

The Best Ways to Handle Your Money When Traveling

Personal Finance

The Best Ways to Handle Your Money When Traveling

The Best Ways to Handle Your Money When Traveling

So you’ve picked your destination, booked your flights and packed your bags. Planning a trip is always equal parts exciting and stressful as you figure out the logistics. One thing many people fail to look into is how they’ll handle their money when they’re away. Whether you’re traveling abroad or one state over, you need... Read More

19 Ways to Save at Nordstrom

Personal Finance

19 Ways to Save at Nordstrom

19 Ways to Save at Nordstrom

A staple when it comes to department stores, Nordstrom is known for offering top brand options in apparel, shoes, handbags, beauty and more. It’s also known for providing plenty of ways to drive down the costs of those luxury goods. If you’re a frequent Nordstrom shopper, here are 19 ways to save at Nordstrom. 1. Shop... Read More

6 Money Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

Personal Finance

6 Money Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

6 Money Questions to Ask Before Having a Baby

There are plenty of times when discussing finances with our significant others is a good idea. Before moving in together or getting married, or before a big move or a new job, are all good examples. Another important time to talk about finances is before you have a baby. Almost nothing else in life will have as much... Read More

14 Ways to Save at Starbucks

Personal Finance

14 Ways to Save at Starbucks

14 Ways to Save at Starbucks

Caffeine lovers who have heard over and over again that they could be saving so much money if only they’d cut back on their daily Starbucks latte can now rejoice. So long as your coffee habit isn’t putting you in debt, there’s no pressing need to give up that jolt. Instead, try putting some of our... Read More

6 Ways to Save on Flights & Hotels This Summer

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Save on Flights & Hotels This Summer

6 Ways to Save on Flights & Hotels This Summer

You’ve scrimped and saved to treat your family to a nice vacation this summer, but now that you’ve started to research how much it would actually cost to book airfare and hotels, you’re having second thoughts. When it comes to the most expensive costs associated with traveling, it’s always the big three, says Travis Katz, co-founder and... Read More

17 Ways to Save at Amazon

Personal Finance

17 Ways to Save at Amazon

17 Ways to Save at Amazon

For whatever your little heart may desire, retail behemoth Amazon is likely the place that will have it. For any room in your house to the outside of your house to your personal, beauty and baby needs, the list of Amazon purchasing options goes on and on and on. If you’re worried that clicking away... Read More

6 Ways to Save More Money Every Month

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Save More Money Every Month

6 Ways to Save More Money Every Month

If saving money was easy, everyone would be doing it. Unfortunately, the excuses for not are easy to stack — what with mortgage or rent, utilities, kids, student loans, pets, food and just the slightest social life, it can seem like there isn’t a penny to spare. The trick to saving more is to make it... Read More

17 Ways to Save at Sephora

Personal Finance

17 Ways to Save at Sephora

17 Ways to Save at Sephora

Product lovers know that Sephora is the place to go for all things beauty-related, but shopping there can be a bit of a hazard, financially speaking, even when you do so with a list of needs in hand. After all, Sephora has everything you never knew you desperately needed. If you’re likely to be tempted by... Read More

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