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.
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.
June 12, 2017
As many older Americans gripe with how to afford retirement, they’re taking advantage of health savings accounts now more than ever.
June 8, 2017
Consumers are paying much more in cash advances than what they take out. Here’s a breakdown of the costs.
June 7, 2017
Homeowners don’t realize that they can pay upwards of $15,000 just to sell their home.
June 6, 2017
We’re paying off unsecured personal loans faster than auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards and we probably shouldn’t be.
June 5, 2017
Most of us are worried about emergencies, health care, and vacations more than saving for our retirement.
June 1, 2017
Except only a handful are on their way to achieving that goal
May 31, 2017
Moms claim that financial stress affects their relationships with their kids and husbands.
May 30, 2017
The loss of a spouse or divorce is a major test of financial independence.
May 29, 2017
Most customers believe companies are responsible for securing their personal information, but only two-thirds of company officers and IT professionals agree with that.
May 25, 2017
Whether it’s a text message, phone call, email or letter, your banking institution can let you know when fraudulent activity occurs on your account. Do you get fraud alerts?
May 24, 2017
More companies, large and small, are on the hunt for great workers this summer, while pay for those jobs is also expected to go up.
May 23, 2017
The more debt you have, the more likely you are to have higher stress levels, more weight gain, and increased sleep loss.
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.