Posts by Sheryl Nance-Nash

Sheryl Nance-Nash is a freelance writer based in New York City. She specializes in personal finance, business, small business, and travel topics. Her articles have appeared in Money, Newsday, The New York Times,,,,, among others. When she's not writing about retirement, taxes, student loans, credit, debt, and everything under the personal finance umbrella, she writes about businesses—big and small—their victories and the challenges they face. Sheryl is married with a grown daughter. Her favorite pasttime is traveling. She loves chronicling her adventures and exploring new places and cultures.
Sheryl Nance-Nash

Buying a house for the first time is right up there with major milestones like getting married and having a baby. It’s exciting, maddening, and the biggest investment most people will make.

It’s a big deal for you—so get ready for the great inquisition. You don’t even want to approach a lender if you don’t have your finances in shape—but don’t worry, we can help. 

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As you make plans for your New Year’s celebration, take a moment to think about what comes after the dinners, the parties, and the hangover.

On January 2nd, life will resume—and that means getting out of the holiday bubble and facing your finances. But that doesn’t have to be overwhelming or a downer. You just need a game plan. 

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You have a big heart and a small bank account  — and now it’s time to buy your beloved an engagement ring. You want to impress, but you also have a limited budget.

The last thing you want to do is put yourself in a deep hole buying a ring you can’t afford. After all, you’re hoping to get married! You have a wedding, honeymoon and the rest of your lives together — you don’t want to start off burdened with debt.

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There’s nothing like southern hospitality. Go down there for some stick-to-your-ribs home cooking, world-class music, and a culture all its own. You’ll be surprised how far your dollars will stretch and how good what you get is.

So where can you can you go for a cheap vacation in the southern U.S.? Here are five places to check out. 

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Looking for a vacay that won't break the bank? We've got you covered. Here are our picks for the best affordable east coast vacations. 

Best of all, several of these spots offer fun and relaxation in winter and summer. Choose your destination and pack your bags!

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You may not be in a position to take that bucket list trip right now, but that's not to say you have to settle for a staycation. 

If you pick your destination wisely, that's half the battle. Look for venues that are not on everyone's must-go list, but still have the qualities that matter to you. Here are a few budget-friendly ideas to get you started. 

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