Kristin Colella

Kristin Colella is an experienced writer and editor who specializes in personal finance and lifestyle content. She hopes to inspire readers to make financially responsible choices while still enjoying life to the fullest.

Recent Articles By The Author

When Your Maternity Leave Ends: How to Strike a Healthy Balance Between Work Life and Motherhood

When Your Maternity Leave Ends: How to Strike a Healthy Balance Between Work Life and Motherhood

From letting go of "mommy guilt" to creating a more flexible schedule, here are tips to help you survive and thrive during the first few months back at work.

How to Enjoy Retirement Without Going Broke: 6 Tips for Older Americans

How to Enjoy Retirement Without Going Broke: 6 Tips for Older Americans

Financial pros offer practical money advice for a frugal yet fabulous retirement.

Are You Ready to Own Your First Home? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Now

Are You Ready to Own Your First Home? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Now

Becoming a homeowner is a huge financial commitment. Here’s how to know whether you’re prepared to leave renting behind.

The Most Memorable Money Lessons From Mom and Dad: 6 True Stories

The Most Memorable Money Lessons From Mom and Dad: 6 True Stories

Folks share the clever and quirky ways their parents taught them the value of a dollar.

Could HR Be Snooping on Your Emails And Web Browsing? What Every Worker Should Know

Could HR Be Snooping on Your Emails And Web Browsing? What Every Worker Should Know

Employment experts tell us why your work devices may be monitored, and they offer tips for staying out of trouble.

Returnaholics, Beware: You Could Get Blacklisted By Your Favorite Stores

Returnaholics, Beware: You Could Get Blacklisted By Your Favorite Stores

In an effort to curb fraud, some major retailers are tracking customer returns and penalizing shoppers who take back too many items.

How Much Should I Tip?: An Essential Guide to Giving Out Gratuities

How Much Should I Tip?: An Essential Guide to Giving Out Gratuities

Etiquette experts weigh in on how much you should give everyone from your hairdresser to the cable guy.

The Weirdest Ways Workers Have Quit Their Jobs: Strange & Hilarious True Stories

The Weirdest Ways Workers Have Quit Their Jobs: Strange & Hilarious True Stories

While workers are generally advised to follow strict protocol when quitting a job, these four employees broke the rules and left on their own terms.

40 Days of Savings: "Money Wasters" to Give Up for Lent to Boost Your Finances

40 Days of Savings: "Money Wasters" to Give Up for Lent to Boost Your Finances

During the six weeks of Lent, challenge yourself to cut out the products and services that are sucking your wallet dry.

The Best Ski Towns for Non-skiers: 5 Destinations Offering Off-the-Slopes Fun

The Best Ski Towns for Non-skiers: 5 Destinations Offering Off-the-Slopes Fun

Even if skiing isn’t your thing, you’ll find plenty to do at these charming ski towns in North America.