Like many 20-somethings fresh out of college, Adriana Dikih wasn’t the best at managing money. The 32-year-old digital marketing professional and vegan food blogger, who lives just outside of Portland, Oregon, went through what she called a “credit catastrophe” after graduating.Dikih earned a degree in liberal arts, but...
The fashion industry is fraught with controversy when it comes to women’s issues. But clothing retailers, especially those that produce fast fashion, are regularly found guilty of co-opting feminism while engaging in practices that undermine women.With the rise of the Me Too movement, the Women’s March and increased...
There’s a reason you’re paying more for nut butters that aren’t peanut butter, and it isn’t just marketing.While peanut butter remains an enduring staple in the realm of nut butters, there’s a wealth of other options to choose from these days. Alternative nut butters like almond, cashew and...
WASHINGTON ― Retirees in a good mood about their portfolios based on Donald Trump’s latest stock market boasts should probably avoid looking at their actual statements. The president’s tariff wars with much of the world have translated into basically flat growth in stock index fund-based retirement accounts over the...
A cute pair of frames can really pull together a look, but sometimes you just don’t want pesky glasses on your face. Unfortunately, contact lenses are expensive, and insurance plans usually only cover glasses or lenses ― not both. Plus, there are limits to that coverage.Though you won’t...
Traveling is expensive overall, but one of the biggest costs associated with a trip is often the lodging.Studies have suggested that the best time to buy a plane ticket for lower-price options is 70 days in advance. But does the same reasoning apply to hotel rooms?HuffPost spoke with...
When boredom strikes, your phone’s app store can be a haven of cheap entertainment. Thousands of game, shopping, utility and selfie-editing apps are just a click away. But if you remember the FaceApp challenge from earlier this summer, we were all reminded that some of these seemingly harmless...
The stock market regularly makes headlines, especially with the wild swings we’ve experienced lately. But volatility among stocks is nothing new. What investors should really pay attention to, experts warn, is the bond market. Long considered a secure, steady way to earn income and hedge retirement savings against...
Self-help books can be a very useful resource for people who are struggling or just generally seeking ways to improve their lives. And often, specific ones resonate with large audiences.If you’re searching for a new self-help book that other people have loved, we can lend a hand. The...
Whether you’re completely new to using credit or simply doing your best to avoid debt, you might find there’s one annoying side effect: You don’t have a good credit score. Maybe you don’t have a score at all. Although that might not seem like a big deal, especially...