Cheryl Lock

Cheryl Lock is a writer who specializes in personal finance topics relating to parenting, real estate and travel, among others. Her work has appeared online at Money, USA Today and Forbes, as well as in national publications like Parents, Woman's Day and Family Circle.

When Are Taxes Due for 2019?

Here's everything you need to know to properly prepare your taxes for 2019.

How to Write a Will

Making a will is something we know we should do. These days, it’s a lot easier to do than you think.

The New Face of Modular Homes

Modern prefab homes used to get a bad rep—not anymore.

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have, Exactly?

There’s a right number for everyone.

How a Hurricane Nearly Wiped Away One Couple's Wedding

Hurricane Rita ruined their nuptials, but they managed to salvage it with a little luck.

The Best International Phone Plans to Avoid Racking Up a Sky-High Bill

Here's what you need to know about international phone plans to avoid being hit with an unexpected bill.

Creative Ways 3 Graduates Paid Down Their Student Loan Debt

Millions of Americans struggle with student loan debt. These three people didn't want to be a part of that statistic.

How to Protect Your Credit During a Divorce

Your credit score may be the last thing on your mind during a divorce but keeping an eye on it will help you avoid stressful financial...

Is Buying a Fixer-Upper Worth It?

The idea of buying a fixer-upper to turn into your dream home may be appealing, but here’s how to tell if you should take up the challenge.