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 Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Indulge, realtor.com, Quartz, and New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
April 27, 2017
Renters are having trouble saving for a down payment, making buying a home costly and more difficult.
April 26, 2017
You probably don’t know enough about financial literacy, and your parents are to blame for it.
April 25, 2017
Amazon Prime has turned into a must-have for homes with teens in them. If you’ve got kids, it’s likely you’ll have Amazon Prime.
April 24, 2017
Unless you’ve got a mighty hefty inheritance or have been lucky enough to be born into money, you’ve gotta work. And you’re probably stressed about it.
April 21, 2017
A quarter of Americans expecting a tax return will spend their money before they get it.
April 19, 2017
The healthiest counties in America made more money on average, had a higher economic growth, and a lower unemployment rate.
April 18, 2017
Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.
April 17, 2017
If you could get out of paying your taxes, would you rather gain 20 pounds, drop Wi-Fi for a year, or see your credit score plummet?
April 13, 2017
Debit card compromises are up dramatically and ATMs are a huge part of it.
April 12, 2017
What do young kids spend all their money on? And how are they making that money in the first place?
April 11, 2017
Pay gaps are still really real. Some are widening, while others are nearly closed.
April 10, 2017
Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.
April 6, 2017
When elder relatives get financially abused, caregivers struggle to keep them afloat.
April 5, 2017
A lot of Americans are leaving their IRAs when they leave their jobs.
April 4, 2017
For Equal Pay Day, women are still far behind men and won’t see equal pay for more than 200 years.
April 3, 2017
Ladies earn nearly half what their male counterparts make when it comes to this one job.
March 30, 2017
Lower-income, older Americans aren’t enjoying retirement age
March 29, 2017
Fewer homes are underwater, but it’s not making much of a difference as a couple metro areas are starting to suffer way more than others.
March 28, 2017
As more Americans plan to save their tax refunds, fewer plan shopping sprees.
March 27, 2017
Most families believe having money chats is very important but neither parents nor their adult children are actually talking about finances.
March 23, 2017
Internet of Things, stolen fingerprints among biggest scam predictions for 2017
March 22, 2017
Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.
March 21, 2017
Depending on where you live, your costs could be up by more than 60 percent.
March 20, 2017
There are more than 20,000 openings across the country for nurse practitioners, physicians.
March 16, 2017
Lack of communication about finances can ruin relationships. Most marriages that end in divorce prove that money played a part in some form.
March 15, 2017
We might have had billions of dollars in tax fraud last year but most Americans aren’t worried about getting scammed.
March 14, 2017
The least and most expensive states to live in when it comes to long-term health care, from home health aides to living facilities.
March 13, 2017
Most Americans will save their money or pay off debt with their returns.
March 9, 2017
We’re getting our medical data stolen, and most scammers are taking it straight from the hospitals themselves
March 8, 2017
More than 20 million Americans are taking advantage of health savings accounts. Should you get one?
March 7, 2017
With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.
March 6, 2017
Most of us will stash away our refunds this year, as fewer Americans plan to spend them.
March 2, 2017
If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.
March 1, 2017
44 percent of Americans are worried about their personal health care information being stolen and at least one record is stolen everyday.
February 28, 2017
The vast majority of middle-class military families — like commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers — are planning to improve their finances this year, even though they make at least $50,000.
February 27, 2017
Young, unwed couples are buying homes faster than they were a decade ago. While married couples still make up the bulk of homebuyers, 15 percent are couples that aren’t married.
February 23, 2017
Forty percent of American families are making thousands of dollars in medical, auto, or tax payments at some point in a year but even after paying, they’re suffering from crippling debt.
February 22, 2017
The majority of Americans are eligible for a tax credit just for saving retirement money, but aren’t aware this credit exists.
February 21, 2017
Just like marriages, happiness levels at work take a nose-dive after the first year on the job. If the honeymoon is over at your job, there are still ways for you to be happy.
February 20, 2017
How much are you paying for your new car? Is it worth it? Turns out you should factor in a few more things to determine the true cost of that new car.
February 16, 2017
Need to pay for college? Sugar Babies on this “not an escort” site go to some pricy schools around the country.
February 15, 2017
Most families have strong misconceptions about the value of an estate and this hurts us later in life when our loved ones pass away.
February 14, 2017
Millions of Americans secretly stash money away from their partners and the older you are, the more acceptable it is.
February 13, 2017
You get two extra days to file your taxes, but with some changes that are in effect this year you shouldn’t wait to file. Especially because your refund might be delayed if you claim a certain tax credit.
February 9, 2017
As many as 95 percent of hiring managers say employee burnout is completely damaging companies, causing high turnover rates and workplace retention issues.
February 8, 2017
Millennials have half the amount of savings baby boomers did at the same age. They’re also making $10,000 less today than their 1989 counterparts.
February 7, 2017
National Retail Federation estimates that V-Day spending will drop from $19.7 billion to $18.2 billion this year.
February 6, 2017
Most Americans can’t afford an unexpected expense and low credit scores have a lot to do with it.
February 2, 2017
It costs an average of $35,329 to get married. That’s more than double the annual salary of a minimum-wage worker.
February 1, 2017
There are plenty of ways to pay for tax help, but you don’t necessarily have to. The Internal Revenue Service helps millions of people annually file their taxes for free.