Nafeesah Allen
Nafeesah Allen

Nafeesah Allen

Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D. is a migration scholar and editorial strategist who mainstreams marginalized experiences and sources into everyday stories about finance, business, real estate, parenting, travel, and more.
Raising a smart kid is a team sport. That's why parents often seek tutors to help their children overcome academic challenges. Here's a cheat sheet on choosing the right tutor—and how much to budget. 
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The cost of a driving school can vary a lot – from state to state, and by the purpose of the training. If you answer "yes" to any of these three questions, it is worthwhile to sign up.
Although selling old things can be a way to make quick cash, garage sales can also be ripe for under-valuations and pricing mistakes. Here's an easy seller's guide for the most common items.
The price for piano lessons varies by instructor, instrument, and length of practice. Here's a quick guide to explain all the costs and potential savings.
Homeschooling is becoming more popular in the United States, as school disruptions continue. Here's how to make the most of your at-home learning budget, according to parents who've been there.
Making an intrafamily mortgage successful for everyone involved takes due diligence. Here, real estate experts share how to lend to or from your own parent or child in order to buy a home.
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It is no easy feat to find a good investment property and a forever home at the same time. Here are four simple steps to succeed in the process of buying the right multifamily home for you.
Well, not exactly. There are two sides to rent-to-own agreements: The first is what is advertised to attract homebuyers; the second is the truth about costs and contracts. Here's the skinny on both.
It is no easy feat to find a good investment property and a forever home at the same time. Here are four simple steps to succeed in the process of buying the right multifamily home for you.
Well, not exactly. There are two sides to rent-to-own agreements: The first is what is advertised to attract homebuyers; the second is the truth about costs and contracts. Here's the skinny on both.
These five parents share their unwritten rules for managing an allowance scheme that teaches kids the true value of money, time, and work ethic.
These scholarship and grant sources offer financial support, mentorship, and post-graduation employment opportunities to Native students across North America.
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Latinx students, many of whom are first-generation Americans, are often disadvantaged in the college application and financial aid process. These 10 scholarships are here to help.
Scholarships, grants, and fellowships can help minimize student debt. These nine specifically target Black and African-American students and are accepting applications right now.
The average family with K-12 kids will spend $850 this year on school supplies—that's a record. Here's how to hack the back-to-school spending system.
The best hack to cut college costs? Start at community college and switch to a four-year university. These expert tips will help parents and students alike make the transition feasible—and affordable.
When you shop for durable design, you don't have to replace it when your kid transitions from toddler to tween. And that's a parenting money hack we can all get behind.
Parents shouldn't try to go it alone when it comes to imparting lessons about financial health to the next generation. Here are the best books to teach kids—of any age—about money.
College tuition costs continue to skyrocket, and it's anyone's guess how much more they'll rise in a decade. Here are our top college-savings strategies—that don't involve a traditional 529 account.
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It turns out, men are just as tired of male-breadwinner culture as women are. More and more fathers are choosing to give up income, leave the workforce, and become stay-at-home dads.
Single parents are some of the best jugglers of time and money. Here, they share their secrets to avoiding being overworked and over budget—hacks that any parent, single or otherwise, can use.
Faced with the rising costs of child care, many parents decide one of them should stay home with the kids to save money. Here's how families who are raising children on a single income make it work.