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.

How to Stay Financially Safe While Traveling

When it comes to travel, planning ahead is key—but don’t forget about your finances.

How to Handle an IRS Audit Letter

Besides panicking, here’s how to handle the situation.

MVNOs—The Cheapest Cellphone Plans You've Never Heard Of

Don't know what MVNOs are? They're just about the best cheap cellphone plans on the market right now

Side Hustle Jobs You Didn't Even Know Existed

There are endless side jobs to make some extra cash, especially if you're willing to think outside the box.

The Growth of Multigenerational Homes

The trend of multigenerational families living together under one roof is growing. How—and why—does it work so well for some?

When Are Taxes Due?

Here's everything you need to know to properly prepare your taxes for the coming year.

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.

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.

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.