Katherine Reynolds Lewis

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Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning journalist, speaker and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever – And What to Do About It. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Fortune, Medium, Mother Jones, The New York Times, Parents, Slate, USA Today, The Washington Post and Working Mother, among others. She's been an EWA Education Reporting Fellow, Fund for Investigative Journalism fellow and Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Residencies include the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ragdale. A Harvard physics graduate, Katherine previously worked as a national correspondent for Newhouse and Bloomberg News, covering everything from financial and media policy to the White House.

Don't Get Too Hung Up on a Retirement Savings Number
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retirement planning

Don't Get Too Hung Up on a Retirement Savings Number

There's tons of advice about how big your nest egg should be for retirement but focusing too much on a single figure can lead to complacency.
October 26, 2021
4 Ways to Earn More From Your Rainy Day Fund
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savings

4 Ways to Earn More From Your Rainy Day Fund

You should set aside enough money to cover three to six months of living expenses in case of an emergency. But sticking this cash in a savings account…
October 12, 2021
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
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Smart Buying

How to Haggle for Almost Anything

These strategies will help you negotiate a better price for just about any product or service.
September 30, 2021
Considering Retiring? Try a Sabbatical Instead
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careers

Considering Retiring? Try a Sabbatical Instead

With more businesses offering this perk, sabbaticals aren't just for professors. If you can take a sabbatical, that time off can be a way to test what…
August 24, 2021
Know Your Rights in Debt Collection
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debt management

Know Your Rights in Debt Collection

A wave of post-pandemic debt collection is coming. Here's how to dispute a debt and protect your assets.
July 23, 2021
The Psychology Behind Your Worst Investment Decisions
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investing

The Psychology Behind Your Worst Investment Decisions

We can torpedo our portfolios without even realizing it. Avoiding these seven traps will allow you to make rational investments.
July 22, 2021
Senior Volunteers Go Virtual to Help Charities
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Empty Nesters

Senior Volunteers Go Virtual to Help Charities

Retirees have found numerous ways to continue to support beloved causes during COVID-19.
March 24, 2021
4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything
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savings

4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything

You can haggle for a better price on just about any product or service. You just need to know how to approach these conversations.
March 9, 2021
Retirees' Guide to Do’s and Don’ts of Business Partnerships
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Making Your Money Last

Retirees' Guide to Do’s and Don’ts of Business Partnerships

Know some of the business partnership pros and cons before diving in. A business partnership agreement is a good place to start.
January 11, 2021
Retirees, Declutter for a Profit
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Making Your Money Last

Retirees, Declutter for a Profit

There are a surprising number of online sites to sell your unwanted or little-used items to make some serious side money and downsize your stash.
November 23, 2020
9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement
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retirement

9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement

These important time management techniques will help destress your life as you get busier -- yes, busier -- in your golden years.
October 14, 2020
Retirees' Guide to Giving for the Greatest Impact
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Making Your Money Last

Retirees' Guide to Giving for the Greatest Impact

The need for charity is climbing, particularly to combat the rising poverty, hunger and homelessness from the pandemic’s economic fallout. Here's how …
October 7, 2020
A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Estate Executor
retirement

A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Estate Executor

Whether you’re planning ahead for your own heirs or have been asked to serve as an executor of an estate for someone else, it pays to understand what …
September 17, 2020
Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies
Coronavirus and Your Money

Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies

When it comes to investing, too many women learn the hard way that disengaging is a mistake.
September 14, 2020
The Right Fit Car for Older Drivers
Buying & Leasing a Car

The Right Fit Car for Older Drivers

Anticipate how changes in lifestyle and health might affect the kind of vehicle you will need over time.
August 26, 2020
Build a Career As a Consultant in Retirement
retirement

Build a Career As a Consultant in Retirement

The fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs is 50 years old or older. Learn what it takes to grow your own business.
April 7, 2020
Do’s and Don’ts Of Grandparenting
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retirement

Do’s and Don’ts Of Grandparenting

Avoid overstepping boundaries, passive-aggressive comments and outright criticism, or risk being exiled from seeing the little ones.
March 10, 2020