Anne Mollegen Smith

Anne Mollegen Smith

Editor, writer and web producer Anne Mollegen Smith is a former editor-in-chief of Redbook, Working Woman, McCall's, and the Art of Simple Living. She blogs at brooklyn-artisan.net.

  1. Don't Sign That Non-Compete Without Reading This
    Personal Finance

    Don't Sign That Non-Compete Without Reading This

    Non-compete contracts aren't just for high-level execs these days. How to protect yourself if your employer – or prospective employer – insists you sign one.
  2. 529 Risks to Take (Or Not)
    Savings

    529 Risks to Take (Or Not)

    Six risks to take into consideration when you're managing the 529 plan that lets you put away tax-advantaged money to help your kids pay for college.
  3. 5 Good Reasons To Build A Career In Non-Profits
    Personal Finance

    5 Good Reasons To Build A Career In Non-Profits

    There's never been a better time to work in non-profits. The move makes sense at life stages from just starting out to looking for an encore career.
  4. Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
    Term

    Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

    A legal and regulatory term for a secondary house or apartment with its own kitchen, living area and separate entrance that shares the building lot of a larger, primary house.
  5. New Retirement Living Option - And Income Source
    Retirement

    New Retirement Living Option - And Income Source

    Here's a new option for retirement planning that could help three generations of a family – and be the glue that binds them together.
  6. Five Little Money Leaks That You Can Plug Right Now
    Budgeting

    Five Little Money Leaks That You Can Plug Right Now

    If you sometimes feel that money trickles through your fingers, you could be right. Here's how to take control and keep yourself from getting underwater.
  7. Seniors: Before You Co-sign That Student Loan
    Personal Finance

    Seniors: Before You Co-sign That Student Loan

    If that loan isn't paid back, you could be on the line for the whole amount, plus penalties. Ask the 115,000 retirees whose Social Security checks have already been garnished.
  8. Crass (But Effective) Ways to Build a College Fund
    Savings

    Crass (But Effective) Ways to Build a College Fund

    Learn from non-profit fundraisers: Encourage friends and family to give your kid college cash, not toys – and say thank you, thank you, thank you
  9. 5 Little Money White Lies That Can Leave You in the Red
    Budgeting

    5 Little Money White Lies That Can Leave You in the Red

    The lies you tell yourself can cost you plenty. Beware.
  10. Outside-the-Box Financial Strategies to Pay for College ...
    Savings

    Outside-the-Box Financial Strategies to Pay for College ...

    Four unexpected ways to build your kids' college fund