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.

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Lock Delivery Systems

Imagine coming home to find that the important package you ordered two nights ago has not only been safely delivered, but it’s been safely...

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 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.