Erica Sandberg

Erica Sandberg, Contributor

Erica Sandberg is the author of Expecting Money: The Essential Financial Plan for New and Growing Families, a columnist/reporter for, and writer for the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate. Her articles and insight are featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, MarketWatch,, and Erica is the financial education director/co-host of the web program Change Starts at Home, and a frequent guest on ABC News, Forbes Video Network, Fox Business Network, Businessweek-TV, and National Business Report. Prior to freelancing, she was affiliated with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco for over ten years.

Articles by Erica Sandberg

Video: What to Do if You’re About to Become Unemployed

Unemployment is a very real issue right now. If you’re concerned that layoffs at your job are eminent and your savings account wonR...

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Internet Labor: 5 Reasons Why People Will Work for Next to Nothing

What is your value in the online marketplace and are you working for far less than you should? Many people earn income by performing web-bas...

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Should Parents Help Their Kids Buy a House?

All parents want their kids to be happy, stable and reside in a safe place. For many, that means home ownership–but in this economy, a...

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7 Ways to Save Money at the Airport

There are few places more money-sucking than the airport. I mean, you’re pretty much held hostage once you pass though the security gates ...

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Six Commonly Forgotten Expenses that Can Derail a Budget

Like most people, you probably sit down and at least attempt to draw up a budget each month. As you do, excitement might build while you lis...

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Rich Friend, Poor Friend – How to Teach Kids Financial Grace

Unless you live in a totally homogeneous compound, your child associates with kids from the wide spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds we h...

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Children and Charity: How to Help Kids Help Others

We all would like our children to be generous–and many are by nature. Then again, some aren’t, but it doesn’t mean they ca...

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What Your Sweetie Should Know Not to Get You for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day baffles many a partner hoping to give the perfect item. All too often they get it wrong and waste their money. So don&...

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Credit Repair: What You Need to Know

Wouldn’t it be great if you could pay a couple of bucks to make your credit woes disappear? Well, there’s an entire industry out...

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The Art of Gift Card Giving

When you’re at a loss as to what to give, the trusty gift card seems like the perfect present, doesn’t it? They can be found just ab...

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