Kate Ashford

Kate Ashford is a writer and content creator who specializes in personal finance, careers, health and consumer trends. Her work has appeared online at the BBC, Forbes, Monster and LearnVest, as well as in national publications, including Money, Parents, Family Circle and Women's Health.

How to Negotiate Your Way Out of the Pay Gap

Negotiating a pay raise isn’t always easy, but knowing your worth is important for achieving long-term financial success.

A Budgeting Guide for Pet Owners

Pet ownership can be fun and rewarding, but also pricey. Planning ahead will ensure you have room in your budget for everything from food...

What Is the Pink Tax? (And Are You Paying It?)

Women pay an average of $1,350 a year just for being women.

How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring

Here's everything you need to know about picking out the most important jewelry of your life.

13 Ways You Could Lose Your License Without Getting Behind the Wheel

Your driver’s license may be suspended for a number of surprising reasons that have nothing to do with driving.

How One Couple Scored a $78,000 Honeymoon for Under $1,500

Hoan Do had his sights set on a first-class trip to the Maldives, so he used credit card travel rewards to get there.

How I Almost Lost My Wedding in a Mudslide

A disaster brought a community together to help one couple pull off a dream wedding they couldn’t imagine.

These 14 Cities and States Will Pay You to Live There

Here's what you get for relocating to some of America's overlooked gems.

Tip Chart: How Much to Tip for the Holidays

Avoid the people who’ve done you a good deed throughout the year, or use our tipping guide to figure out how to say thank you.

8 Holiday Scams to Watch Out for This Season

From copycat sites to fake charities, holiday scammers are looking for you to give generously.

These 17 Companies Are Helping to Pay Off Student Loans for Their Employees

You don’t have to be the only one making payments on your student loans. Here are some companies that will help you.

How We Paid Off $200,000 in Student Debt in Two Years

This couple has made a major dent in their loans by living small and getting aggressive.