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.
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.
September 4, 2017
More Americans living in Southern states can put more money toward their student loan debt since cost of living is cheaper.
August 31, 2017
Credit score impacts everything — even the very football team you should be cheering for.
August 30, 2017
Two-thirds of lemons were purchased at new and used car dealerships, and most of those duds were discovered after only a month of ownership.
August 29, 2017
Americans believe their private data is at risk when online shopping or banking, but don’t think their information is at risk on a public Wi-Fi network. Why not?
August 28, 2017
You only need to make $61,000 to live in West Virginia’s top spot, but you’ll need 11 times that to live in one Cali code.
August 22, 2017
A good credit score will land you a future partner faster than a nice car, job, or body.
August 21, 2017
As every year passes, jobs usually held by one sex or another become less prominent as both move into jobs typically held by the opposite group.
August 21, 2017
In some states, it is cheaper to own a home, but there are some states where owning a home is more expensive than renting one.
August 17, 2017
Employee-sponsored retirement plans are dying because workers are taking out loans without paying them back or leave a job without taking their retirement with them.
August 14, 2017
Most American households can’t afford new cars in all but one of the largest metro areas in the country.
August 11, 2017
One in four Americans are part-time workers or independent contractors, yet don’t have the same benefits — like health insurance or a retirement plan — like their traditional-working peers.
August 7, 2017
There are major cities across the country seeing huge spikes in rent over the last year. Is it time to move?
August 3, 2017
Three years ago, 8.5 percent of drivers were letting companies track their driving habits. Now, that number is at 6 percent. You can save on insurance without letting companies track your driving.
August 2, 2017
Almost half of Americans worry about their finances at least once a week, and almost one-quarter of us are probably thinking about our money problems at least once a day.
August 1, 2017
The vast majority of Americans search often for ways to save when going grocery shopping. If only we would stash away the money we save.
July 31, 2017
Fly from your city to another city, buy a car and drive home and you will still pay less than if you had bought that car locally.
July 31, 2017
Most Americans think planning their own funerals is important, but most aren’t actually doing it.
July 28, 2017
Most drivers know that DUIs will make their insurance rates go up, but many may not know that minor driving infractions, like speeding and careless driving, will make your insurance premiums go up, too.
July 27, 2017
More than half of parents shop with a back-to-school budget and expect a rise in expenses this year. But parents are working the extra expenses into their budget.
July 25, 2017
Kindergarten through college will cost consumers nearly $73 billion this back-to-school season, with college being roughly two-thirds of that.
July 21, 2017
Women are suffering from student loan debt at a higher rate than men, and this first-person account of drowning in debt shows it.
July 17, 2017
Crippling debt can totally kill our credit history, which makes buying a home or car or even getting a credit card nearly impossible. But some new changes to reporting are going to seriously boost your credit score.
July 14, 2017
Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them
July 10, 2017
Employers who match contributions or have automatic programs set up for their employees have more workers who are prepared for retirement than those who don’t have any methods in place.
July 7, 2017
On average, homes with blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than those without blue bathrooms.
July 6, 2017
There are more than 8,000 security flaws from four different pacemaker manufacturers.
July 3, 2017
Generations retiring in a couple decades may not even get a retirement because of a $400 trillion retirement savings gap.
June 28, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking retail credit card companies to end deferred interest card offers since many consumers don’t actually know what that means.
June 27, 2017
Low-income consumers are 240 percent more likely to start their credit history with negative records, like a debt collection.
June 26, 2017
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants you to avoid falling into the trap of promotional credit card offers.
June 15, 2017
Women are still primary caregivers, still earn less than their male counterparts, and still don’t believe they are financially ready for retirement.
June 14, 2017
Job recruiters are seeing faster-than-average wage growth compared to other jobs around the country.
June 13, 2017
Women are not only better at saving, but also at investing. However, women don’t know they are better than men at money management.