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A couple discusses a mortgage and whether rent vs buy makes sense

The Rent vs. Buy Debate Continues

August 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

Data breaches are constantly in your face, as they now occur 4 times per day in the U.S.

Data Breaches in the U.S. Happen Four Times a Day

August 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And cyber security professionals are expecting more to come

A young woman who is in the dark about group insurance

Americans In The Dark About Group Insurance

August 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

They aren’t aware their employers offer insurance for costs unrelated to healthcare.

Used cars lined up on an auto dealership car lot, waiting for car buying financed through auto loans

Older Used Cars Are Stolen More Than Newer Models

August 15, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Hondas, plus Ford and Chevy pickups are the favorite vehicles of thieves

Nontraditional employees don't get benefits like health insurance, but they get to work from home.

Nontraditional Employees Don’t Have Benefits

August 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: Dining Gets Expensive

August 11, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

This week: Dining out

Start saving for homeownership, retirement and emergencies.

Homeownership Considered Best Path To Longterm Savings

August 10, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

The rub? More than half of Americans worry they can’t afford it

Searching for Gen Xers on the Internet.

Gen Xers Have Owned Homes Longer — Yet Owe Slightly Less Than Millennials

August 10, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Because of the recession, Gen Xers are still struggling to pay off the majority of their mortgages — and are falling behind older and younger generations in the process.

A woman with defensive body language in a job interview

Better Body Language Can Land You A Job

August 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

Make eye contact, but not too much.

Map showing top 5 states for most common male and female first names in the U.S.

What’s In a Name? Your Home Value Could Be

August 7, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Named Stuart, Anna or Peter? You’re more likely to have a higher home value.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: The Cost of Boating

August 4, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

This week: Living on the high-priced seas

This year's rental advice tells you to ignore the "For Rent" signs and stay where you are, since moving will cost you

Renters Save By Staying Put

August 3, 2017 | Gregory Cox

People who move more often pay more than those who don’t.

You can put the brakes on overspending and save money on auto insurance by allowing your insurer to track your driving

We’re Driving Less But Paying More

August 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

40-hour work week? Try 60

Financial Woes Are Literally Killing Us

August 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

celebrity debt

Celebrity Money: 90s Stars’ Weird Finances

August 1, 2017 | Kerri Covington

How these celebs handled their money during the month of July

speeding ticket insurance rates

Speeding can Lead to Big Insurance Jumps

July 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Most Security Professionals Don’t Trust Cybersecurity Tools

July 28, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And many predict a major cyber attack against the U.S. in the next two years.

Freedom is Groovy personal finance blog logo with beatnik cat

Moving Saved The Groovy Family a Ton

July 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Once they relocated, they set their sights on their retirement goals.

Young clever woman during her job and money conversation

Looking For Work? Now’s A Good Time

July 25, 2017 | Gregory Cox

More money and more jobs are on the horizon for those in and out of the market

Debt.com Illustration by Ivan Benavides: 5 Male penny-pinching characters from movies and TV around broken piggy bank

5 Penny-Pinching TV And Movie Characters

July 25, 2017 | Zina Kumok

A rundown of some of the most frugal TV and movie characters who know when to put their wallet down

Debt.com Illustration by Ivan Benavides: 5 Big Spenders in Movies and TV throw money in the air

5 TV And Movie Characters That Can’t Stop Spending

July 24, 2017 | Zina Kumok

A look at characters that can’t seem to stop emptying their wallets, and as a result, suffer the consequences

A young woman talks on her smartphone while sitting in front of a laptop in the home office space of her apartment

We Don’t Know What To Wear To Work

July 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

And our company dress code policy isn’t helping.

Man sitting at a laptop typing with one hand, holding a cybersecurity padlock in the other, showing identity theft protection

Half the Internet Harvests Your Personal Data

July 19, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And the companies that have it aren’t protecting it.

Older business woman gets a menopause hot flash sitting in front of her office computer

How Can I Stop Sweating About My HVAC Loan?

July 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader declared bankruptcy, but her air conditioning unit is the real problem now.

Buisnessman looks out of window while contemplating financial wellness

Executives Won’t Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

July 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

Bosses know financial anxiety wears their workers thin, but most haven’t stepped up to help.

Image of an excited man leaving his job who has achieved a work-life balance

Work-Life Balance Is Improving

July 17, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And managers are helping set the example

Victims are interested in learning exactly how do people steal identities

You’re More Likely To be A Victim Of This Crime If You Have Less To Steal

July 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If you’re deeply in debt and have no money for anyone to steal, you’re wrong.

Technology moves faster than people, increasing the need for identity theft protection and cybersecurity

Cyber Attacks Are Coming and We Know It

July 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them

Image of man underwater using his cell phone while on vacation, oblivious to wi-fi security threats

Wi-Fi Warning: Unplug While on Vacation

July 12, 2017 | Joe Pye

Connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi leaves you open to hacking.

Strings of 101010 computer code spanning across the image, with IDENTITY THEFT embedded in red

How Can I NOT Be a Victim Of Identity Theft?

July 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: After her bank account is riddled with fraudulent checks, she wonders: Is anyone safe?

A clean, modern, organized living room space, looking into the dining area in a single family home

Selling Your Home? Make It Blue-tiful

July 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

On average, homes with blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than those without blue bathrooms.

Cyber thief sitting in front of a laptop, poised to steal your identity, personal data, and financial accounts

Even Medical Devices Aren’t Scam-Free

July 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 8,000 security flaws from four different pacemaker manufacturers.

The Financial Panther

The Financial Panther Avoided Lifestyle Inflation

July 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And he embraced the personal finance community as he paid down debt.

A credit card for kids isn't a bad idea

Just Because You Can Save Your Credit Card Info Doesn’t Mean You Should

July 4, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Most online shoppers do it for convenience, but is it safe?