Latest by LAUREN SCHWAHN

Published on April 16, 2022 - Page 16
So you’re expecting a tax refund. With inflation driving up the price of gas, food and nearly everything else, that extra money can’t come soon...
Published on November 18, 2021 - Page 9
Small Business Saturday is an annual event created by American Express to encourage consumers to shop at small businesses during the busy holiday...
Published on March 14, 2021 - Page 25
In January, I took up a no-spend challenge. I refrained from making nonessential purchases for one whole month. Amid the pandemic, the challenge...
Published on January 24, 2021 - Page 23
Side gig. Side hustle. It goes by many names and serves many purposes. For some, it’s a way to keep the lights on. For others, it’s an opportunity to...
Published on January 10, 2021 - Page 23
Holiday spending always gets the best of me. The gifts, the food, the Christmas tree and decorations — sandwiched between two monthly rent payments...
Published on November 26, 2020 - Page 5
I have kept trips to the store to a minimum out of an abundance of caution during the pandemic. Here’s why online grocery shopping could affect how...
Published on August 29, 2020 - Page 5
Parents with children in elementary school through high school plan to spend a record $789.49 on average this year on back-to-school items, according...
Published on August 9, 2020 - Page 23
Job hunting has always been stressful. A global pandemic certainly hasn’t remedied that. It’s heating up competition. Millions of newly out-of-work...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 10
Sustainability, labor conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible....
Published on June 6, 2019 - Page 5
Heading out on a road trip in a recreational vehicle allows travelers a unique opportunity to explore the nation while enjoying some comforts, too...