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.
May 22, 2017
Most entrepreneurial moms are still the primary caretakers of their families, but that hasn’t stopped them from leading hugely successful careers.
May 18, 2017
Most moms say their adult children aren’t ready to live on their own and only one-third of young adults are looking to move out of their parent’s house.
May 17, 2017
Most Americans believe they are financially prepared for retirement. As more baby boomers hit retirement age, they don’t know as much as they think they do when it comes to finances in the golden years.
May 15, 2017
Businesses are treating their companies a lot like we treat our homes — the physical property is protected, but the online property isn’t.
May 12, 2017
Moms are about to get royally spoiled this Mother’s Day, as spending is going to hit an all-time high.
May 11, 2017
One-in-five couples are changing their honeymoon travel plans. That could hit the travel and tourism industry by plummeting $215 million to $430 million annually.
May 10, 2017
As college costs continue to grow, graduates should refinance their loans sooner to lower interest rates, which means you could pay off your loan sooner.
May 9, 2017
Residents in the northeast tend to pay an average of $200 for wedding gifts — the highest among all regions in the nation.
May 9, 2017
While Americans are divided on issues like how the government should be run and defense spending, many of them on both sides of the aisle are concerned about health care.
May 8, 2017
Nearly one-third of Americans 50 years of age and older have faced career setbacks and by 2021, retirees will lose $4.3 trillion in retirement savings.
May 5, 2017
The younger the consumer, the more likely they are to hand over personal data. The more likely they are to hand over their data, the higher the expectation to use that data positively.
May 4, 2017
Millennials don’t know what basic money terms are, and that’s a big problem.
May 3, 2017
The national average for babysitting is nearly $14 an hour while minimum wage workers are still making $7.25 an hour.
May 2, 2017
Men are more likely to ask for financial advice than women. What’s holding women back from talking about money?
May 2, 2017
The gender pay gap exists even for the youngest of workers, as young men and women won’t see equal pay until five years after they graduate from college.
May 1, 2017
Nearly half of all Americans don’t believe they will reach their retirement goals by the time they hit actual retirement age.
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.