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.
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.
January 31, 2017
Americans are leaving 658 million vacation days unused every single year.
January 30, 2017
Auto claim frequency and severity are up over the last two years, making insurance companies consider raising the costs of policies and premiums.
January 26, 2017
Glassdoor named software engineers as the 16th-best job in the country. With a $101,000 median base salary and 17,085 openings, your chances of landing a sweet gig with a hefty salary is high.
January 25, 2017
Two-thirds of young adults have an actual fear of debt, even though they plan their spending on a constant basis.
January 24, 2017
Grandparents that are more willing to help out are saving their millennial children tens of thousands of dollars a year in child-rearing.
January 23, 2017
Gas rewards are the number one loyalty program preferred by consumers, more than credit card rewards, coupons, and even instant discounts at the cash register.
January 18, 2017
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.
January 17, 2017
The White House is valued at $400 million but as Donald Trump moves in, he’ll be downgrading.
January 16, 2017
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.
January 12, 2017
What if you don’t have enough cash even for a tragedy, disaster, or other emergency? Most of us aren’t ready for one.
January 11, 2017
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.
January 10, 2017
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.
January 9, 2017
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.
January 5, 2017
Companies could be doing their employees a huge service if they offered some — and sometimes better — student loan repayment assistance.
January 4, 2017
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.
January 3, 2017
Financial optimism is higher now than it was five years ago
December 27, 2016
National League of Cities gets those in debt to pay it back by giving them time, not money
December 20, 2016
73 percent of Americans admit they fake their reactions when they get a gift they didn’t like or want.
December 19, 2016
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.
December 13, 2016
No state in the union has an A in financial literacy