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ESI Money Retired in His Early Fifties

April 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And some people still don’t believe him

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Millennials Figure Out The Housing Market

April 25, 2017 | Joe Pye

They don’t believe in the “American Dream,” but want to move on with adulthood.

Streaming is Making the Music Industry More — and Costing You Less

April 24, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Last year, streaming made most of the music industry’s revenue. Here’s how it affects you.

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Your New Startup Employer Offered You Equity, Now What?

April 20, 2017 | Make Change

We break down this complicated financial topic in terms anyone can understand.

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It’s a Seller’s Market, but What Are They Going to Buy?

April 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.

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We Can’t Afford to Live in Most Major Cities

April 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

Miami, Florida is the number one city in America where people struggle to live comfortably, but the median income isn’t high enough in 80 percent of our biggest cities.

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Vinyl’s Not Dead

April 17, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Physical music sales would be in the toilet if it weren’t for this analog anomaly

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By The Numbers: Driving Everyone Crazy

April 14, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Drinking and dying.

Your Bank Card Info Is Going to Get Stolen

April 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Debit card compromises are up dramatically and ATMs are a huge part of it.

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Waiting Until Tax Day to File Is How You Get Ripped Off

April 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Tax-related identity theft is increasing, and experts say we ignore easy ways to protect ourselves by stressing about filing.

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The State of the Pay Gap

April 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Pay gaps are still really real. Some are widening, while others are nearly closed.

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Student Loans Make Millennials Desperate

April 11, 2017 | Joe Pye

Nearly 90 percent of young employees would commit to an employer for 5 years – if it helped them pay back their debt.

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QUIZ: The Mo’ Money Matchup

April 10, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Who’s worth more: Ashlee or Jessica Simpson? Jack or Meg White? This interactive quiz will tell you which celebrity’s got more green.

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What Happens When Researchers Team Up? This.

April 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Turns out you can learn a lot more when you join forces. Here are some surprising results of this new trend.

Can’t Pick a Career? TV Can Help

April 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

Research shows nearly 25 percent of high school students pick their career based on something they saw on TV or in a movie.

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20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last Longer

April 7, 2017 | Money Talks News

You can save a lot of money by not having to replace things as often.

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By The Numbers: On The Job

April 7, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Living to work, or working to live?

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Tech Can’t Solve Every Entrepreneur’s Problem

April 6, 2017 | John Rampton

Here’s how technology HASN’T changed what it takes to be successful entrepreneur.

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Ask the Expert: How Sick Is This Form Of Identity Theft?

April 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks his identity was stolen from an urgent care center. Now what?

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Women Won’t See Equal Pay Until 2248

April 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

For Equal Pay Day, women are still far behind men and won’t see equal pay for more than 200 years.

private school tuition

When It Comes To Private School, We Don’t Mind The Costs

April 4, 2017 | Joe Pye

Tuition increases don’t affect school enrollment – if anything, they make schools seem more valuable.

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Ironically, The Worst-Paying Job for Women Is in Finance

April 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Ladies earn nearly half what their male counterparts make when it comes to this one job.

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10 Songs About Debt That Aren’t by The Beatles, ABBA or Pink Floyd

April 3, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Because let’s face it — those aren’t relevant anymore

40-hour work week? Try 60

How Working Too Hard Can Drive You Into Debt

April 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ve heard the term, “work smarter, not harder”? Try “work less, save more.”

The Truth About Side Hustles

March 30, 2017 | Make Change

Taking on extra work for extra cash seems like a no-brainer. But some side gigs just aren’t worth it.

Not Much To Celebrate This Women’s History Month?

March 29, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

The financial news is rather bleak, but the future is brighter.

Chance the Rapper

What Chance The Rapper Could Do With Money from His Apple Music Deal

March 27, 2017 | Emily Bloch

How fast could a hip hop artist spend down half a million dollars? If it’s up to us… pretty quickly.

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14 Super Smart Ways to Save on Travel

March 24, 2017 | Money Talks News

Vacations are the ultimate pick-me-up, whether they are planned in the midst of a long, dark winter, or during the hopeful months of spring and summer. Don’t let a tight budget keep you from having a getaway. There are ways to do it for less that won’t diminish your experience. Some of these 14 money-saving travel […]

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How You’re Going to Get Hacked This Year

March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Internet of Things, stolen fingerprints among biggest scam predictions for 2017

Entrepreneurial lessons from Donald Trump

3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Donald Trump

March 23, 2017 | John Rampton

…and 3 lessons they shouldn’t!

Physician on Fire

Physician on Fire Bikes to Work

March 22, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

His neighbors don’t like “flashy” and he fits right in.

This guy needs a car insurance claim.

Your Auto Insurance Premiums Are Going Up

March 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Depending on where you live, your costs could be up by more than 60 percent.

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Need a Job? Head to Health Care

March 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 20,000 openings across the country for nurse practitioners, physicians.

7 Things Taylor Swift Could Buy If She Went Crazy

March 20, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Her gym bag costs more than a MacBook, so we could see her spending this much…