Dear Penny: Do I Freeze My Eggs for $8K if I Haven’t Met Mr. Right?

Dear Penny, I’m a 37-year-old female who wants kids. Just after the holidays, I ended a six-year relationship with a man I loved dearly because he decided he didn’t want children. I’m one of four kids and the only one…

Your Money Questions, Answered: Top 10 Dear Penny Columns of 2020

Dear Reader, Every week I seek out your tricky money questions — and boy oh boy, did you deliver in 2020. The year brought lots of questions about stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, hardship agreements and pretty much everything COVID-19-related. But…

Dear Penny: How Do I Save When My Wife Won’t Let Me Work More?

Dear Penny, I am not where I want to be financially. I am in the military, married and have two young kids, 4 and 6. My wife is a stay-at-home mom and has no interest/desire of getting a job, part…

Dear Penny: Should We Pay Off $74K in Debt or Save More Money?

Dear Penny, My husband and I are seniors who are currently working full time outside L.A. We have one month’s savings and not much in retirement due to a move and one of us being unemployed for two and a…

Dear Penny: My Parents Won’t Tip for Uber Eats. Are They Wrong?

Dear Penny, My parents are in their 80s. They love to dine out, but like a lot of older folks, they’ve been avoiding restaurants due to the pandemic. I downloaded the UberEats app for them on their phones so they…

Dear Penny: How Do I Catch Up on Bills After Unemployment?

Dear Buried, You’ve just made it through what sounds like an exhausting job search. You feel buried right now, and that’s understandable. But you’ve already started to dig your way out. Now you’re about to embark on another exhausting but…

Dear Penny: Should I Tell Staff Now That I Can’t Afford Bonuses?

Dear Grinch, A past employer of mine once told the staff we weren’t getting holiday bonuses via an email. On Dec. 20. The top of the email had a picture of a sad-faced pug in a Santa hat. This was…

Dear Penny: Can I Work Part Time on Unemployment Insurance?

Dear Furloughed, We’re all dealing with some amount of uncertainty, but furloughed people have the worst of it. As awful as a layoff can be, at least there’s closure. You know you need to move on and find new work.…

Dear Penny: What Rights Do Landlords Have in Eviction Moratorium?

Dear H., Governors can’t just snap their fingers and make a tenant’s rent obligation disappear. Your tenant is still responsible for that payment. But you aren’t allowed to kick the family out of the apartment for not paying while the…