Basia Hellwig

Basia Hellwig

Editor, writer and content producer Basia Hellwig has been a top-level editor at Working Woman, Executive Female, Scientific American Explorations and AARP Live & Learn. Her most recent business coverage has focused on management strategies and social media for small businesses, from dance retailers to Brooklyn artisans. She blogs about artisanal food producers at and

  1. Retirement Living

    10 Money-Making Jobs For Retirees

    Reaching retirement age doesn't mean you actually have to stop working. A retirement job can provide activity, mental stimulation ...
  2. Taxes

    7 Mid-Year Tax Moves

    Use summer to check your tax status: You’ll avoid the holidays and summer is your tax advisor’s slow time, too.
  3. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Why Credit Karma Is Free and How It Makes Money

    Credit scores originally were built for lenders, but Credit Karma makes the system work for consumers, too – while making ...
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Comparing Credit Karma Vs. Experian

    When you want to check your credit score and see the report, should you go directly to Experian or do it through Credit Karma? ...
  6. Laws & Regulations

    Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage? (WMT, COST)

    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Finding Credit Karma's 5 Best Tools

    As if the free, no-strings credit checkup weren't enough, this site also gives you personalized feedback to make you a better ...
  8. Retirement Living

    Peri-Retirement: The New Life Transition

    Use your 30s and 40s to imagine new life options – and try them on for size