Dori Zinn

Dori Zinn

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

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Want to Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck? Move to Mississippi

January 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Can’t keep living paycheck-to-paycheck? You don’t have to if you move to any of the cheapest states in the U.S.

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The White House is a Big League Downgrade for Trump

January 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The White House is valued at $400 million but as Donald Trump moves in, he’ll be downgrading.

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Sorry: Most Employees Are Working Today

January 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Only 37 percent of employees will be getting paid to not work today. It’s an all-time high, but the rest of us will be working today.

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None of Us Are Ready for an Emergency

January 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

What if you don’t have enough cash even for a tragedy, disaster, or other emergency? Most of us aren’t ready for one.

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If You’re Stressed About Money and You Know It Raise Your Hand

January 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Money has a huge impact on our overall well-being in life. To reduce stress and be happier, we need money or a better attitude when it comes to money.

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Need a Job? Chances Are You’ll Get One

January 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Forty percent of employers plan to hire permanent, full-time employees and 30 percent plan to hire part-timers this year, even as unemployment is at one of its lowest points in history.

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All the Best Places for Your Money in 2017

January 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you want to make the best investments in 2017, bank at Ally, get a Capital One credit card, and live in Nashville. Those are some of the biggest recommendations from experts as you look to make the best decisions for your money this year.

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Most Employees Don’t Get the Student Loan Help They Need

January 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies could be doing their employees a huge service if they offered some — and sometimes better — student loan repayment assistance.

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Ladies Pay More for Retirement Health Care Than Men

January 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

While women will have to spend more on health care in retirement, that doesn’t mean men have it very easy. Both groups face a huge struggle to save for their golden years.

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We’re So Happy About Our Money

January 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Financial optimism is higher now than it was five years ago

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Want Residents to Pay off Debt? Don’t Just Bill Them — Help Them

December 27, 2016 | Dori Zinn

National League of Cities gets those in debt to pay it back by giving them time, not money

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Could’ve Fooled Us

December 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

73 percent of Americans admit they fake their reactions when they get a gift they didn’t like or want.

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What Can You Do with a Coconut Bra? Give it to a Co-Worker

December 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Office gift-giving is cool, but try to stay away from giving a jar of gravy or dish detergent. Yes, those gifts have actually been given.

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Most of Us Suck When It Comes to Money

December 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

No state in the union has an A in financial literacy

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‘Tis the Season for Partying

December 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Almost 90 percent of companies will host a holiday party this year, and most parties will be serving booze.

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All We Want for Christmas Is You

December 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

When it comes to what adults want most, 43 percent of men and women both said they want quality time with family as a holiday gift this year.

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Most Americans Don’t Have a Financial Plan

December 6, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most middle-income Americans don’t have a financial plan, while nearly half of those making more than $100,000 a year have do have one.

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Want a New Job? Here are the Best Ones

December 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

All jobs in these fields average at least $20 an hour and are some of the fastest-growing positions in the labor market right now.

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Jobs are Open, but Qualified Candidates aren’t Applying

December 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With generic resumes, cover letters and potential employees heading into interviews blind, many applicants aren’t prepared for the jobs they’re applying for.

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Study Says: Surveys Suck

November 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Do you ever spend your hard-earned time and effort answering questions from stores you frequent? It turns out those may be useless.

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Yes, Cyber Monday Takes Away from Actual Work Productivity

November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.

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Want to Own a Home? It’s Harder for Teachers Than Others

November 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn

One in five homes for sale is affordable on an average teacher’s salary.

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Coupons Aren’t Just for Baby Boomers

November 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Lots of people think coupon-clipping is old-fashioned, but they still want coupons to save money while shopping.

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Black, Cyber, Or Small? Which Day Will Really Save You the Most Money and Pain?

November 21, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Does the day you venture out to spend money this holiday season really matter? How can you save time, money, and sanity this holiday season?

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Millions of Americans Spy on Credit Card Statements of Others

November 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that 24 percent of higher-earning and lower-earning Americans are equally likely to snoop on the credit report of someone they share an account with.

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Why Shoppers Are Loading up their Credit Cards This Holiday Season

November 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

38 percent of Americans will charge their holiday purchases to a credit card, and almost half of those said it’s to earn rewards.

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Women Want Financial Security; Men Don’t Care

November 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that millennial men and women have some different priorities when it comes to saving money and what they are saving for.

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We Should’ve Watched the Chia Pets

November 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn

You may have been too busy reading actual news to notice that the Chia Poll accurately predicted the outcome of the presidential election.

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Office Gift-giving: Yay or Nay?

November 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most human resources managers agree that employees and managers should have gift exchanges, but admit there have been some really strange gifts given in the past that shouldn’t be repeated.

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Cars with Top Safety Features Don’t Get Better Auto Insurance Rates

November 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Traffic fatalities are going down, thanks to smarter cars. But auto insurance rates aren’t going down with them.

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Holiday Parties Are Prime Time for Bosses to Embarrass Themselves

November 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Why do managers seem to always lose their cool in front of employees at holiday parties?

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Candy Isn’t Just for the Kids

October 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents check their kid’s candy before letting them eat it, also so they can eat it

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.