Suzanne Barlyn

Suzanne Barlyn's Family Money column, a look at the real-life financial issues that arise among her five-person family, appears weekly on She also contributes stories about personal finance and small business. Suzanne's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, On Wall Street, FSB (Fortune Small Business), eFinancialCareers, and other publications. She has also covered consumer issues, legal affairs, compliance and careers. Suzanne holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. and a J.D. from Washington College of Law, American University in Washington, D.C.

Recent Articles By The Author

Ed McMahon's Painful Financial Lesson

The celebrity and his wife are deep in debt. Conversations about finances can help other couples avoid the same fate.

Fed Up With Airline Fees

Fed Up With Airline Fees

Suzanne Barlyn doesn't want to give carriers any more of her family's money.

How to Survive Losing Your Job

How to Survive Losing Your Job

Being laid off is never pleasant, but there are things you can do to relieve the sting.

Three Clever Ways to Make Family Travel Cheaper

Don't call off the vacation because budgets are tight -- just try a few easy tactics to cut costs.

Teaching Kids Financial Responsibility

In a world of advertisements, children face huge temptations to spend and spend.