Mateeka Smith

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Think libraries are obsolete? Think again

Kindles and the internet cannot replace libraries - they are part of the social glue that binds us. The fight is on throughout the country to save them<p>Every day I hear people expressing their opinions about what public libraries should be – and whether they should exist at all.<p>Related: Lancashire …

How to Buy a Home Without a 20% Down Payment

One of the first things you'll hear when you start considering homeownership is that you'll need a hefty chunk of change upfront. Most financial planners recommend putting down a 20% down payment. On the current national median home price of $306,700, that comes to $61,340. And that's serious money.<p>…

Older Americans Are More Afraid of Running Out of Money Than Death

Running out of money in retirement is a major concern for older Americans, especially since so many are considerably behind on savings. But apparently the aptly named retirement crisis is more serious than we thought. According to a recent Transamerica study, 43% of workers 50 and older claim that …

Cheating Without Cheating: Relationship Betrayals That Have Nothing To Do With Cheating

In my intimacy and relationship coaching practice, I have heard countless women, men, and couples share with me the inner workings of their …