Deb Hipp

Deb Hipp

Deb Hipp is a full-time freelance writer based in Kansas City, Mo. Deb went from being unable to get approved for a credit card or loan 20 years ago to having excellent credit today and becoming a homeowner. Deb learned her lessons about money the hard way. Now she wants to share them to help you pay down debt, fix your credit and quit being broke all the time. Deb’s personal finance and credit articles have been published at Credit Karma and The Huffington Post.

Library Books On Table

5 Ways To Save Money At Your Public Library

November 21, 2017

Hint: Only the last one involves books.

Generation X Lost its Way With Finances?

Has Generation X Lost its Way Financially?

November 16, 2017

Gen Xers struggle more than prior generations to save money, and a new study finds that those with subprime credit often have no savings at all.

Avoid cashing out investments and assets

5 Ways To Scrounge Up Cash Fast

November 14, 2017

You don’t need to max out a credit card or tap into your emergency savings.

Don’t Give Up: You Can Bust Out of Self-Imposed Debt Prison

November 7, 2017

Debt doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Here’s how to tunnel your way out.

Father and adult son enjoying coffee together

“Affluent” Parents Will Support Their Children — For Decades

November 3, 2017

It seems the more money parents have, the more their children demand.

Flustered couple fighting a medical bill

How (And When) To Fight An Unfair Medical Bill

October 31, 2017

I fought and saved money. But I also paid some money just to move on with my life.

Online price matching and deals

How To Rack Up Savings With Online Price Matching

October 24, 2017

If you’re not comparing retail prices online when you shop, you’re missing out on savings.

Family Shopping Together

Curb Shopping: 6 Tips For Shopping The Ultimate Clearance Rack

October 17, 2017

When it comes to shopping, you can’t beat “free.”

Minimalists teach about debt.

What I Learned About Debt From Minimalists

October 3, 2017

Lesson No. 1: Less stuff equals less stress.

A man on his latop is learning how to make money on Craigslist

How To Make Money On Craigslist — Safely

September 19, 2017

There’s easy money to be made if you’re willing to wade through the junk to find it.

Woman shows how you can save money on groceries

9 Tips to Save Money on Groceries

September 12, 2017

Brush off that wilted spinach and climb out of the grocery store dumpster.

Gender and food

How to Dine Out on the Cheap

September 5, 2017

Even if you’re working to pay off credit card and other debt, you can still go out for a nice meal.