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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‘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?

Make sure your health benefits add up.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

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.