Brian Bienkowski

Brian Bienkowski

I've done everything from PR to ghostwriting books. The topics I've covered range from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to male enhancement supplements, and quit-smoking advice to pee-wee football. Now I cover financial issues including debt recovery, fraud, and current credit card topics. When I'm away from a keyboard I enjoy craft beer and fishing — and once enjoyed a cold Sweet Water IPA after catching a sailfish.

ESI Money Retired in His Early Fifties

April 26, 2017

And some people still don’t believe him

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April 25, 2017

Retirement fears, energy bills, no money, frugality and your mental health.

Joshua from Biglaw Investor Doesn’t Bill for His Advice

April 19, 2017

He prevents young lawyers from trashing their own finances for free

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April 18, 2017

Money relationships, building wealth, financial equals, and saving on fees.

Andrew Lives on Little in the Big City

April 12, 2017

New York City is expensive but he and his wife make it work.

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April 11, 2017

Banks vs. credit unions, student debt, savings strategies, stress reducers and more.

How Chonce Overcame Dire Financial Troubles

April 5, 2017

She once relied on welfare. Now she’s a successful personal finance coach.

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April 4, 2017

Never feel poor, feel happy, spring clean, beat debt and protect yourself.

Not Much To Celebrate This Women’s History Month?

March 29, 2017

The financial news is rather bleak, but the future is brighter.

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March 28, 2017

New scam, quitting goals, credit score, student loans and losing weight.

Physician on Fire

Physician on Fire Bikes to Work

March 22, 2017

His neighbors don’t like “flashy” and he fits right in.

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March 21, 2017

Motivation, retirement planning, boring talk, savings opportunities and more.

Jessica Moorhouse beats emotional spending

Jessica Moorhouse Quit Her Emotional Spending Habit

March 15, 2017

It wasn’t hard — all she had to do was blow up her lifestyle.

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March 14, 2017

Golden rules, FOMO, love or money, lists and more.

Family Money Plan

Digging Holes Helped Andrew From Family Money Plan Pay Down Debt

March 8, 2017

Manual labor stinks, but it certainly helped him think toward the future.

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March 7, 2017

Reducing spending, the 48-hour rule, boosting credit, shacking up and more.

Garrett Philbin

Garrett Philbin Believes Planning is Everything

March 1, 2017

Listing priorites and values made a vacation of a lifetime happen.

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February 28, 2017

Mental accounting, car insurance, debt and weight, divorce and more.

Alyssa from Mixed Up Money Saved Big By Getting Sick

February 22, 2017

Now that she’s feeling better, she’s also eating and budgeting better.

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February 21, 2017

Student loans, extra money, common setbacks, emotional spending and more.

Why The Green Swan Says Solar Is Sexy

February 15, 2017

Maybe going green really is worth it.

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February 14, 2017

Manage debt, shun the TV, rescue your retirement fund and more.

Fritz Gilbert from The Retirement Manifesto Lived by this Quote

February 8, 2017

The words were financially inspiring, but you’ll never guess who said them.

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February 7, 2017

Spouses and money, waste less, frugal living, financial suicide and more.

Mystery Money Man

The Mystery Money Man Isn’t Really a Mystery

February 1, 2017

He remains anonymous for a good reason.

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January 31, 2017

Financial cleansing, raising a child, debt trackers, impulse spending remedies and more.

Desirae Odjick of Half Banked and her dog Jacob

Half-Banked’s Desirae Odjick Budgets For Dog Toys

January 25, 2017

Here’s how she obsessively tracks every penny — by hand.

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January 24, 2017

Financial scams, serious budgeting, saving money, spending less and more.

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January 20, 2017

Credit scores, retiring abroad, making money, managing money and more.

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January 13, 2017

Money systems, extreme saving, free things, falling off the wagon and more.

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January 6, 2017

Pay off debt, slash tech spending, cut bills in half, improve your finances and more.

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December 30, 2016

Trick yourself, make money, save money, educate your kids and more.

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December 23, 2016

Library perks, killing your wealth, depression era tips, sabotaging your retirement and more.

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December 16, 2016

Zombie debt, saving money, debt reduction, household budgets and money lingo.

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December 9, 2016

Fighting debt, bottled water, financial stress, finding money and more.

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December 2, 2016

College abroad, value-based spending, saving money at work, debt infestation and more.

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November 25, 2016

Credit cards, old cars, money smarts, the Green Acres syndrome and more.

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November 18, 2016

The Joneses, money boosts, retirement planning, the best time in history and more.

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November 11, 2016

Splurging, disappearing money, remembering each dollar, budget setbacks and more.

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November 4, 2016

Baby-sitting savings, medical expenses, reducing your bills and more.

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October 28, 2016

Student loans, credit without credit, retirement and rejecting norms.

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October 21, 2016

Jeep suicide, savings accounts, inconsistent income, family budgeting and more.

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October 14, 2016

Discussing finances with a date, saving money, living rent free, bad money habits and more.

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October 7, 2016

Money goals, retirement crisis, student loan help, fund-worthy emergencies and more. 

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September 30, 2016

Impulse buys, unsexy budgets, supermarket savings, retirement secrets and more.

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September 23, 2016

Wants and needs, clean finances, unpredictable expenses, small wins and more.

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September 16, 2016

A barebones budget, money mistakes, a costly scam, growing up poor and more.

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September 9, 2016

Save faster, earn passive income, review every bill, treat yourself and more.

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September 2, 2016

Find out if you’re saving enough, how love can ruin your finances, the truth about millennial debt, and more.

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August 26, 2016

Loan repayment, financial independence, FICO scores, grocery budgeting and more.