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  • Ask Alexa Economic Advice from econlife.com

    Your “ROI” From Braces

    Apr 30, 14 • 848 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa, At work, I have become ashamed of my less-than-perfect smile since I am surrounded by colleagues who had the luxury of wearing braces in their youth.  Should I get braces to perfect my smile, even though I am no longer in high school? Sincerely,......  [read more]

  • Ask Alexa Economic Advice from econlife.com

    Veggie Wars

    Apr 2, 14 • 507 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa, Every night is a struggle in our household come time for dinner. My eight year old son refuses to touch anything green, let alone eat it. This leaves my husband and me frustrated and concerned that he doesn’t have a well-balanced diet. Alexa,......  [read more]

  • Ask Alexa Economic Advice from econlife.com

    S’ain’t Valentine’s Day.

    Feb 14, 14 • 664 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa, I dread February 14th.  When people have plans with their partners, I feel uncelebrated. How should I deal with my Valentine’s Day distress? Sincerely, Burdened Bachelorette   Dear Burdened Bachelorette, Being single need not be a negative......  [read more]

  • Pay the Rent!

    Rent Woes

    Feb 5, 14 • 671 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa, My roommate is my best friend. We met as freshmen in college and have been inseparable ever since. Unfortunately, she lost her job a couple months ago, and as a result she has stopped paying her portion of our rent. I have been paying the entire......  [read more]

  • 'Tis NOT the season to be stressed!

    Present Problems

    Dec 29, 13 • 450 Views • No Comments

    Dear Alexa, I’m going to a New Year’s Eve party and I feel obligated to bring something to thank the host. I’m trying to decide between bringing a gift or a gift card.  I love the holidays, but I’m super stressed out over what to bring. What would......  [read more]