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.
December 2, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
College abroad, value-based spending, saving money at work, debt infestation and more.
November 25, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Credit cards, old cars, money smarts, the Green Acres syndrome and more.
November 18, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
The Joneses, money boosts, retirement planning, the best time in history and more.
November 11, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Splurging, disappearing money, remembering each dollar, budget setbacks and more.
November 4, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Baby-sitting savings, medical expenses, reducing your bills and more.
October 28, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Student loans, credit without credit, retirement and rejecting norms.
October 21, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Jeep suicide, savings accounts, inconsistent income, family budgeting and more.
October 14, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Discussing finances with a date, saving money, living rent free, bad money habits and more.
October 7, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Money goals, retirement crisis, student loan help, fund-worthy emergencies and more.
September 30, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Impulse buys, unsexy budgets, supermarket savings, retirement secrets and more.
September 23, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Wants and needs, clean finances, unpredictable expenses, small wins and more.
September 16, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
A barebones budget, money mistakes, a costly scam, growing up poor and more.
September 9, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Save faster, earn passive income, review every bill, treat yourself and more.
September 2, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Find out if you’re saving enough, how love can ruin your finances, the truth about millennial debt, and more.
August 26, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Loan repayment, financial independence, FICO scores, grocery budgeting and more.
August 12, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Money wisdom, student loan debt, leasing myths, debt payoff goals and more.
August 5, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
The 10 commandments, spending less, bad money moves, frugal overload and more.
July 29, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Financially naked, sex and money, money makers, a credit card myth and more.
July 22, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Hidden costs, spending only cash, gamifying your finances, changing your coffee habit and more.
July 15, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Reformed credit card users, discussing your parents’ retirement, money as a tool, good purchases and more.
July 8, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Money-saving habits, financial success, midyear checkup, student loan silver lining and more.
July 1, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Extra money, financial stability, debt myths, fraud protection and more.
June 24, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Living expenses, financial anxiety, buyers remorse, saving tips and more.
June 17, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Saving money, what you don’t know about credit scores, financial advice and more.
June 10, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Money-saving tips, debt co-signers, small financial changes, bankruptcy and the cost of raising a child.
June 3, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Lifestyle changes, bad money habits, save big bucks on clothes, stay out of debt and more.
May 20, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Retire poor, save money, costly acquired needs, conjuring up big savings and more.
May 13, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Paying off debt, budgeting, costly travel mistakes, money saving tips and more.
May 6, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Ruin your credit, pay your student loan, cut your budget, mom’s money advice and more.
April 29, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Savvy credit card use, table scraps, aging parents and finances, a financial fitness quiz and more.
April 22, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Student loan debt, emergency funds, status symbols, self control and more.
April 15, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Seductive grocery sales, forgetting the recession, best budget guide, money lessons and more.
April 8, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Make groceries last longer, ask mom and dad for money, build good credit, save extra money and more.
April 1, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
This week we look at balance transfers, variable income, boosting your credit score and more.
March 25, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
YOLO, smart shopping tips, love and money, money rules and financial decisions you’ll regret.
March 18, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Paying off debt, retail therapy, growing wealth, student loan debt and fun money saving tips.
March 11, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Money tricks, love and money, gas savings, living paycheck to paycheck, and the worst financial mistakes.
March 4, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Get paid losing weight, don’t waste money, become debt free, change your daily actions and increase your budget.
February 26, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
The most important topic, retiring rich, irregular income, lowering bills and grocery shopping tips.
February 19, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
College luxury tax, changing friends, saving money, money mistakes and improving your credit score.
February 12, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Lack mindset, spending triggers, student loan basics, love and money and Valentine’s Day consumerism.
February 5, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Personal loans, identity theft tools, sabotaging your budget, financial stress and emergency funds.
January 29, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Student loan debt, minimalism, needs and wants, debit vs. credit and red flag loans.
January 22, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Trimming waste, saving quickly, marriage and money, spendthrift spouses, and managing money.
January 15, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Memberships that save money, paying off debt, financial trouble, a $50,000 home and fighting the landlord.
January 8, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Financial health and fitness, frugaling month to month, defeating debt, cutting clutter and saving.
January 1, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski
Being productive, making resolutions stick, choosing the best resolution, free stuff and money and woodpeckers.
December 25, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Star Wars money lessons, avoid debt, mind your money, lose your budget and credit card fraud.
December 18, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Consumers beware, pay yourself first, free things, protect your financial info and your nuclear option.
December 17, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Avoid silly pet gifts this season. Get fun gifts that are functional and inexpensive.