Inside Jersey

Karin writes the “Inside Money” column for The Star-Ledger’s magazine, Inside Jersey.

Science of the money scam – June 2015

Budgeting for a Shore vacation-May 2015

Medical debt and your credit score- April 2015

The real cost of investment fees- March 2015

Your battle plan against bank, card fees– February 2015

Digging out of holiday debt– January 2015

The best apps for budgeting– December 2014

Six homebuying blunders to avoid – September 2014

5 Money strategies for college freshmen – Aug. 2014

How to avoid identity theft – July 2014

Caught in the middle: Helping adult children and elderly relatives with money – June 2014

Saying ‘I Do’ also unites your finances – May 2014

For gay couples in NJ, marriage changes everything financially – April 2014

The Top 10 biggest investing mistakes – March 2014

Is trade school a better investment than college? – February 2014

Tips for hiring a home contractor – January 2014

How to choose a financial planner – December 2013

It’s time to start thinking about your taxes – November 2013

How to handle unexpected medical bills – October 2013

The high cost of senior year – September 2013

Social Security strategies – September 2013

The case for having disability insurance – August 2013

How to complain and get results – July 2013

Where to stash wedding cash – June 2013

How to save $$ on your next vacation – May 2013

The Affordable Care Act and your taxes – April 2013

One thing every parent of a college student should do – March 2013

Don’t get ripped off by a contractor – September 2012

How to complain about your 401(K) – August 2012

How to ask for a raise – June 2012

How much money do you need to retire? – May 2012

Can you afford a vacation home? – April 2012

How to handle medical bills – March 2012

Pain-free divorce is possible – Feb. 2012

Holiday giving all year long – Jan. 2012

Five tips for preparing a will – Dec. 2011

Time for your investment checkup – Nov. 2011

Early bird tax prep – Oct. 2011

Help your teen manage money – Sept. 2011

The college back-up plan – Aug. 2011

Have a money-smart wedding – June 2011

Financial planning for couples – May 2011

A fool and your money – April 2011

Spring clean your finances – March 2011

Money for lovers – Feb. 2011

Re-evaluate insurance policies to cut costs – Jan. 2011

Nine moves to save you money before 2010 ends – Dec. 2010

Which financial documents you should save – Nov. 2010

Death and taxes in New Jersey – Oct. 2010

Why N.J.’s 529 plan is no bargain – Sept. 2010

Why family budgets fail – Aug. 2010