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By Dory Devlin
How to Recognize and Avoid Work-at-Home Scams
Sure as the desire to work from home while earning a good living hits new workers every year, scam artists will find all kinds of clever ways to trick…
Companies retreat on paid maternity leave
From the I-guess-it's-no-surprise-but-still-tremendously-disappointing files, the Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger reports that companies…
If You Had More Free Time, Would You Work More?
Stories about work-life balance often seem to intimate that if women just had a few less hours at work every week there would be more time to spend with…
How to cut the behemoth back-to-school shopping bill down to size
It's back-to-school time, which can get expensive fast for parents. A friend of mine was helping compile her sons' teachers' supplies list…
Palin paradox: Why do we hold working moms to a different set of standards?
Amid all of the questions raised by Republican Sen. John McCain's vice presidential choice of Sarah Palin -- and, wow, there are many -- this one…
You want our (taxpayer) money? Then limit executive pay. Now.
The numbers being thrown around on Capitol Hill for an unprecedented financial bailout on Wall Street are so big it's impossible to fully understand…
Wisdom from women in transition
So much of my day is spent here, writing and editing on Yahoo! Shine, and there, picking up my kids and taking them where they need to be after school,…
10 money questions to ask each other before you say "I do"
So you've said "yes" to each other, to marriage, to a lifetime together. A moment like that can spill right into joyful wedding planning,…
401(k) do's and don'ts in tough times
What the hey is happening with my 401(k) and what should I do about it? That's one of the many questions we've been asking as the financial crisis…
What to do about dwindling 529 college-savings accounts
For those of us who jumped into 529 savings accounts as a great, tax-free way to save for college, the disappointment and worry when we check account…
Are you spending more on cell phones and service this year?
At a time when we're all looking for places to cut in our monthly budgets, here's an interesting thing: Many of us are paying more for our wireless…
2008: A remarkable year for women in U.S. politics
As we watched President-elect Barack Obama name Hillary Clinton as his choice for secretary of state, the ceremony of it all seemed a fitting end to a…
Office parties scale back big time
With companies finding little to celebrate this year, end-of-year holiday celebrations are being dialed back in a big way. For some, the holiday party…
Can you meet for an interview... at Starbucks?
Some days, I love working from home and the quietude and alone-ness that comes with it. Other days, I just have to get out of my house and be around other…
Do you know your credit cards?
If your answer is no, don't feel so bad. Even the best legal mind
5 steps to organized finances
Okay, so the holiday decorations are still up, you're dragging yourself back into the work swing after a tough end of the year, and you've had…
A short survival guide to working from home
Oh, how I needed a day like yesterday. To put on some tights and boots, walk around the corner to the train station, and head in to the city to meet with…
What is a mother's work really worth?
One of my favorite quotes in
6 ways to save on groceries
We are all looking for ways to save these days, and the place we all go to and spend a good bit each week--often more than once a week--is the grocery…
What should Conan O'Brien do?
Sure, empathizing with a guy who makes multi-millions, guaranteed for five years, over the way his boss is treating him may not come easy for the rest…
The raw feelings of being unemployed
Unemployment rose to 9.7 percent in August, when another 216,000 jobs disappeared. The numbers are so mind-boggling that it's hard to imagine what…
Bank fees keep us guessing (and often overpaying)
Some good news (maybe?) from some major banks, which say they are changing and cutting back on the overdraft fees they charge, thanks to pressure from…
Nobel surprises keep coming: First woman wins economics prize
While the world still debates whether President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize was handed out prematurely, a curious thing happened: An American…
Are back-to-school nights worth the effort?
"I'm not going," my friend confided, no trace of apology in her voice, when I brought up the upcoming back-to-back back-to-school nights.…
13 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes
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