Sarah Graves, Ph.D. is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance, parenting, education, and creative entrepreneurship. She's also a college instructor of English and humanities.
Parents often put date night on indefinite hold after having kids, because research shows regular date nights strengthen marriages. Here's how to keep costs low, while enjoying some much needed couple time.
If you're wondering how to avoid money arguments and get on the same page as your spouse about money, this article provides practical and psychological tips for communicating with your spouse about your finances.
Many parents have bought into the idea that an elite college is a golden ticket to success. But research offers lots of reasons why they should chill.
Talking about your parents' end-of-life planning is not an easy topic, but it is an important one. Here's how to talk to them about it and how to make sure they're adequately prepared.
Gratitude is essential to developing a positive relationship with money. Here's how to encourage it in your kids through Thanksgiving holiday activities.
A humor piece on "Conversations We Need." Winner of the November Spoke Writing Challenge.
Do you have difficulty moderating your spending? The primary reason budgets fail is not because of poor math skills or even a lack of financial know-how. It's because we fail to take into account the reason why we spend money in the first place. Here are some strategies for how to stick to a budget.
Confused about what to stockpile when preparing for baby? Here are some tips on what not to stockpile, as well as the only thing you actually should stockpile when preparing for a baby.
Let’s face it: rejection hurts. But if you’re pursuing a career in any kind of creative endeavor, it’s also unavoidable. This makes it especially important to have some kind of strategy in place for coping with rejection's inevitable sting. Here are 5 suggestions on how to cope with rejection.