Dori Zinn is a full-time freelance journalist based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She’s president of Blossomers Media, Inc., a web development and online media consulting company. Along with her work on debt.com, she’s been a longtime freelancer for Money Talks News — a personal and consumer finance website — and South Florida Gay News — the largest weekly LGBT newspaper in the South.
Zinn has written for a variety of other publications, including Huffington Post, The Week, Quartz, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Indulge, and realtor.com.
December 15, 2017
Online shoppers showed up in record numbers,
December 15, 2017
Parents are underestimating the cost of college for their children by tens of thousands (and sometimes hundreds of thousands) of dollars.
December 15, 2017
Older people are easy victims to scammers, who are targeted more than other age groups.
December 15, 2017
This roundup is full of financial festivities, failures, and funnies.
December 14, 2017
Many shoppers are using store credit cards for purchases, but don’t know how bad that is hurting their wallets.
December 11, 2017
And it’s only going to increase over the holidays.
December 6, 2017
Hawaii has 539 times more debt than Washington DC.
December 4, 2017
A lot of consumers are worried about getting hacked but we aren’t doing anything to protect ourselves.
November 30, 2017
Some cities are more stressed out than others during the holidays, while many are happier this season.
November 29, 2017
Half of Americans create a holiday budget but most of us have busted our budgets before.
November 27, 2017
More than half of consumers think fraud is just part of what happens when we shop online.
November 24, 2017
Americans looking for deals aren’t pricing out final costs before buying.
November 23, 2017
Parents with budgets are more likely to shop online rather than in-store to avoid impulse buys.
November 22, 2017
More than half of young adults are planning to shop in-store this year but will be using their phones to search for deals.
November 21, 2017
Most shoppers will complete — not start — their holiday shopping by the time Cyber Monday ends.
November 20, 2017
Many Americans would prefer spending time with family and friends over buying presents for them.
November 17, 2017
More Americans would like to get a steady stream of income through retirement to last them until they die, but most workplaces don’t offer this lifetime benefit.
November 16, 2017
Homes are closing faster, but rising costs are turning off a lot of would-be buyers.
November 15, 2017
Spend the day before Cyber Monday browsing deals on the newly minted “Sofa Sunday.”
November 14, 2017
This year, 1.2 million high school grads didn’t fill out a FAFSA, leaving $2.3 billion of free money behind.
November 13, 2017
Baby boomers say they are financially ready for retirement. Most say that living life on the cheap side will leave you more money in your later years.
November 13, 2017
Most credit card users aren’t happy with their current cards and will keep looking for new ones.
November 10, 2017
There aren’t enough workplace retirement plans and even for those that do have one.
November 9, 2017
A lot of people started their shopping for the holidays before Nov. 1. One-third started before October.
November 8, 2017
Low levels of housing debt, credit usage, and loan balances make these Southern cities the best places to live and pocket more of your own cash.
November 7, 2017
Having the same insurance provider for your homeowners insurance and your auto insurance could save you a few hundred dollars a year.
November 1, 2017
The best places to retire according to retirees and pre-retirees and their biggest priorities, like housing, taxes, and the job market.
October 31, 2017
One-third of Hispanic families have less than $500 in emergency savings and are less likely to pay off debt and save for retirement compared to the rest of the nation.
October 30, 2017
High home values, income, and population give San Francisco the best place for kids to get the most amount of candy in the shortest amount of time.
October 26, 2017
According to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make less money than their male counterparts in most jobs, but not all.
October 25, 2017
Colorado residents are paying an average of $916 annually for out-of-pocket health care expenses, or 28 percent more than the national average.
October 23, 2017
Most companies aren’t prepared for data breaches, as more than half of U.S. companies have been hacked so far this year.
October 20, 2017
When you drive more, it means you are at more of a risk to get into an accident than those who drive less.
October 17, 2017
The most financial unstable baby boomers are doing better than we all thought they were doing, but they still aren’t doing great.
October 16, 2017
Regular workers can’t afford to live in any major metro area in the country.
October 13, 2017
More people than ever are worried about ID theft. But big institutions and companies aren’t prepared to handle major breaches and can’t hire workers fast enough.
October 12, 2017
According to a recent study, high-income white Americans overestimated the racial income gap more than other groups.
October 11, 2017
Higher salaries mean higher rates of earned home equity. Men are out-earning women in more ways than one.
October 10, 2017
There are cities across the nation that are cheap enough for you to live in and land a well-paying job.
October 6, 2017
Almost one-quarter of Americans say debt is their top financial stressor. But it’s more than half of all the states in the union. How can they get out of it?
October 4, 2017
Customer satisfaction for credit cards is increasing, but when broken down by age, Americans younger than 40 aren’t as happy as their older peers.
October 3, 2017
Americans would rather put more time, effort, and money into researching vacations and their future vehicles than make financial investments.
October 2, 2017
One million dollars will last you more than 26 years in Mississippi, while it’ll get less than half that in Hawaii.
September 29, 2017
Apartments across the country vary widely in cost. The most expensive city in the country costs six times as much as the cheapest.
September 26, 2017
This map will show you where you can make the most of your disposable income.
September 25, 2017
Million-dollar neighborhoods are on the rise all over the country, with some metro areas seeing huge spikes while others are experiencing major drops.
September 20, 2017
Average household income, home prices, and childcare costs are the best in New Hampshire, making it the best state to live a rich life.
September 15, 2017
Nearly 9 in 10 Hispanics have checked their scores because they’re actively looking to buy a home or get a loan. More Hispanics are checking up on their credit than Americans overall.
September 14, 2017
The number of data breaches has soared through the first half of 2017, with most hacks hitting the business sector.
September 11, 2017
Workers spend an average of five hours a week on their phones doing nonwork things and their employers don’t like it. They also think their workers are doing it more often than they really are.