Dori Zinn

Dori Zinn

Zinn is a digital journalist based out of South Florida. Her work has been featured on Quartz,, Money Talks News, and others.


Black Friday Will Be Different This Year

October 25, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Procrastination is keeping shoppers online and out of stores until a week before Christmas


Your Bad Credit Might Mean Paying a Lot More for Auto Insurance

October 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Depending on where you live, you could pay triple in auto insurance what drivers with great credit pay

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Women Face More Financial Setbacks When Taking a Career Break

October 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Women who take career breaks could face a retirement savings shortfall of nearly $1.3 million.

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Americans Aren’t Spending Less Because They’re Making Less

October 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

They’re spending less to save more


More Parents Want to Talk About Money Instead of Sex

October 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

There’s a generational divide when it comes to kids knowing how much their parents earned

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Want to Forget Your Financial Distress? Be a Bat This Halloween

October 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Having trouble picking a costume this Halloween? Just go where your money (or lack of) leads you.

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ID Theft Is More Common Because We’re More Lazy

October 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

41 million Americans have had their identities stolen and 49 million Americans personally know someone who has been affect by identity theft.


Can’t Wait Til Black Friday? Many Won’t

October 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Many Americans start holiday shopping before November 1 as Christmas creep moves in.

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Americans Have a Ton of Debt

October 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most people say they don’t have any debt, but do they know what debt means?

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Uninsured Rates Are at Historic Low in Some States

October 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Obamacare coverage drastically varies across the United States. Texas ranks dead last, with a 17.10 percent uninsured rate — double the national average.

ATM fees at an all-time high

Surprising No One, Bank Fees Are Higher Than Ever

October 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Just realized you needed some cash? You’re about to pay $25 for that $20 bill. ATM fees are continuing to climb to record highs for the 10th straight year.

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How Physical Health Helps Financial Health

October 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Want to get your finances on track? Try moving more.

America Saves Week

Parents Are Saving Better for College

September 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents are saving for their child’s education, and they’re saving more money.

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Amy Schumer Is a Scam

September 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Amy Schumer, Just Bieber top the list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

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Americans Will Spend A Record $8.4 Billion On This Halloween

September 27, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Americans are on track to spend more than ever on Halloween this year.

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Want to Start Your Own Business? Head Northwest

September 26, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With no corporate or individual income tax, move to Wyoming to get your company off the ground.


4 Easy Ways to Save Time and Money at the Drive-Thru

September 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Want your order fast and right? See how it’s done

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Millennials Care More About Happiness Than Money

September 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Income is last on the list for what young people want out of work, and it’s affecting how they interpret the value of money.

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Your Choice of College May Come Down to Location

September 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.

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Holiday Shopping Breaks All Speed Records

September 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

One-third of consumers — including half of parents — have already started holiday shopping.

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Who’s the Biggest Danger to Your Dollars?

September 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans are more concerned with who our next president is than literally any other national economic crisis right now, including terrorism.

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Spending Doesn’t Make Us as Happy as We Think

September 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

But saving does, and most of us prefer it that way

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The Most Expensive Cities to Catch a Football Game

September 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

How much does it cost you to see your NFL home team take the field? Not all football stadiums are created equal.


Christmas in September?

September 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Walmart is pushing the country into the Christmas creep. We haven’t even put our barbecues away yet.

Want to make your donation to charity count? Do your homework.

Do You Know Where Your Donations Go?

August 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn

These Transparency Dodgers are the 10 largest charities that didn’t disclose operation information, including fundraising performance.


Asian Americans Value Money More Than the Rest of Us

August 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Asian Americans have a higher median personal income, believe they can retire earlier, and save more money than the general population.

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Many of Us Want to Change Jobs – But Not for the Money

August 25, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Salary tops the list, just barely — “benefits” and “fun” are next

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Don’t Put College On Your Credit Card

August 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most public schools charge convenience fees that can put you out hundreds of extra dollars a year

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

Want to Boost Your Credit? Don’t Get a Subprime Credit Card

August 23, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Subprime credit card issuers are creating hundreds of dollars in unnecessary fees every month for potential cardholders, meaning they could be in debt for longer.

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Almost Every State Is Stressed About Debt

August 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most every state in the union is stressed about paying off debt. Here’s the complete breakdown, state-by-state.

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

You’re Doing It Wrong

August 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The credit cards we use aren’t actually the best ones for us. In fact, they’re mostly wrong.

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Money Problems Make Young People “Work Martyrs”

August 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Millennials are so worried about their current finances that they will never stop working.

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Are Trump and Clinton Supporters Actually That Different?

August 16, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most supporters of Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have credit card debt.

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Retirement Is the Biggest Source of Financial Stress

August 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Young people are more stressed about retirement than paying off their student loans.

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Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cover Minimum Needs

August 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans can’t make ends meet within their minimum wage jobs.

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Millennial Credit Scores Continue to Rise

August 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Many young people are hesitant about buying homes, but for those that are jumping on board, they’re doing it with better credit and more FHA loans.

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Do Americans Hate Successful Men?

August 9, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Dudes top the list of most overpaid, least respected celebrities

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Most Kids Expect Parents to Pay for Any College They Want

August 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most kids already anticipate their parents paying for college, regardless of what institution it is.


Millennials Can’t Make a Million

August 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With low wages and high student loan debt, it turns out millennials can’t fathom the idea of saving more than they actually need, if they can save at all.

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Off to College Next Year? Now You Can Apply for Aid Sooner

August 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

You can now apply for financial aid a year in advance

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Most Everyone Thinks College Is Worth It

August 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most everyone believes college is worth the investment, but a lot of Americans wish that it were free.

From stolen Honda Accords to relaxation guilt

Don’t Drive an Old Honda in California

August 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

California has the most stolen cars in the entire nation

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Rents Rising the Most Among the Cheapest Apartments

July 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

High demand for lower-end units causes rents to rise

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Parents Don’t Know Enough About Personal Finance to Teach Their Kids

July 27, 2016 | Dori Zinn

They can teach saving and budgeting — barely — but not much else

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Want Cheap Homes and Great Pay? Move to Texas

July 21, 2016 | Dori Zinn

If there’s one thing that’s not bigger in Texas, it’s the cost of living. But that doesn’t stop Texans from overspending. They have some of the worst money managers in the country.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

People are More Scared About Money Than Death

July 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

What do Americans fear most about retiring? Living too long. They don’t have a death wish, but they’re afraid of running out of money before they run out of time.

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Do Millennials Actually Care About Money?

July 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

When it comes to what young people want at work, income is last on the list

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Everyone Thinks It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home

July 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With mounting student loan debt and stiff competition in home-buying, millennials aren’t confident they can afford it. Home costs are going up but incomes aren’t.

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

Your Credit Score May Get a Free Boost Soon

July 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

All three credit bureaus will soon have to cut some bad information from credit reports, which could give a huge boost to many consumers.

Is credit card fraud declining? Not yet

United States Among the Worst in the World for Credit Card Fraud

July 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The U.S. is third in the world for credit card fraud. This is the second time that the U.S. has been in the top three.