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Finance, economics, and culture. A.B. in economics from the University of Chicago.

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Falling in love on the job... is it ever ok?

People are often warned not to mix romance with their job, but dating a coworker has led to some happy, long-term relationships.

How Credit Scores Are Calculated: Five Factors That Make Up Your Score

Credit scores inform lenders about your borrowing history.

Four Steps to Creating a Financial Plan You Can Stick To

A financial plan shows you what you need to do in order to pay your bills and meet financial goals.


3 Obscure Twitter Accounts Making Money Off of You

While casual Twitter Inc. users share content with their followers for fun, Twitter is serious business for some accounts with large audiences.

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The Bible and Its Translators

When Aviya Kushner enrolled in Marilynne Robinson’s Old Testament course at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she didn’t recognize the text her teacher and classmates were familiar with.


Are mutual funds better than single stocks?

Mutual funds offer advantages over individual stocks, including diversification and convenience.

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How to Avoid ATM Fees

It’s free to withdraw cash at your bank’s branches or from one of the ATMs in its network, but you usually pay ATM fees when you use an out-of-network ATM.

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Why Missing a Credit Card Payment Can Negatively Affect Your Future

In the short term, missing a credit card payment is expensive. You have to pay a late fee, plus interest on that fee.

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All About Payday Loans

People who are having trouble paying bills sometimes turn to payday loans to get the cash they need.

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Credit Card Dispute: What Happens After You Dispute a Charge?

A credit card dispute over billing errors has a good chance of being resolved in your favor thanks to the Fair Credit Billing Act, which regulates how credit card companies handle these disputes.

OneSpace COO Shares Her Strategies for Greeting the New Year Like a Boss

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution, only to abandon it because you don’t have a clear plan?

OneSpace COO Joins Webster University Advisory Board

OneSpace’s Chief Operating Officer Erin Steinbruegge is a valued mentor and resource for others in the entrepreneurial community.

OneSpace CEO, Stephanie Leffler, on the Gig Economy

The gig economy allows skilled workers to be productive at any time and from wherever they want to work.


4 Ways Amazon Threatens Google's Future

When Google reorganized under its new parent company Alphabet in 2015, it was an indication that the company planned to keep growing well beyond its search function.

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What Are Reversed Mortgages?

You may have asked, “What are reversed mortgages?” after seeing an ad for these loans.