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Coupons Aren’t Just for Baby Boomers

November 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Lots of people think coupon-clipping is old-fashioned, but they still want coupons to save money while shopping.

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16 Simple Steps To Tame An Unruly Refrigerator

November 22, 2016 | Money Talks News

In the grand scheme of things, organizing your refrigerator might seem pretty small potatoes. But in fact, an organized fridge will save money and time while you are contributing to the planet’s health. When your refrigerator is a jungle, you can’t see what’s in there. That means wasting money buying duplicates and letting good food go bad. A Johns Hopkins University study found that: […]

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Dvorkin On Debt: Tis The Season For Holiday Stealing

November 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

While this is the time to give, many others are trying to take away.

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Homebuyers Are Concerned About Affordability, Especially Millennials

November 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials

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By The Numbers: That’s Depressing

November 18, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: We’re all anxious, alone, and in pain. At least, that’s what the polls say.

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How To Prepare Your Finances For A Layoff

November 17, 2016 | Debt.com

It’s a rough time, but it doesn’t have to be a disastrous one.

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Millennials Twice as Likely as Boomers to Use Home Equity Loans

November 16, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.

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Is Household Debt Creeping Back Up To Recession Level?

November 15, 2016 | Debt.com

Here are the numbers behind what’s happening to household debt, and what they mean. You shouldn’t worry too much.

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This Week Around the Web

November 11, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Splurging, disappearing money, remembering each dollar, budget setbacks and more.

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By The Numbers: That’s Sick

November 11, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Getting medical but not getting better.

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There is No Ideal Entrepreneur

November 10, 2016 | John Rampton

But there are a lot of them, and they’re successful. Want to join them?

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Ask The Expert: Is This IRS Letter Legit Or A Scam? [video]

November 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is both scared and suspicious after receiving an email.

How much money do you need to be happy?

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb

November 8, 2016 | Money Talks News

What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things you think make you look good, but really don’t.

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Office Gift-giving: Yay or Nay?

November 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most human resources managers agree that employees and managers should have gift exchanges, but admit there have been some really strange gifts given in the past that shouldn’t be repeated.

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By The Numbers: Work Sucks

November 4, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

We can’t leave, we can’t stay awake.

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Should You Use a 401k Loan to Pay for a Bathroom Remodel?

November 3, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.

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How To Manage Your Finances When You Get A Raise

November 3, 2016 | Debt.com

Yes, you should think hard about what to do with this extra money.

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Holiday Parties Are Prime Time for Bosses to Embarrass Themselves

November 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Why do managers seem to always lose their cool in front of employees at holiday parties?

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6 Things to Know About Insuring Your Pets

November 1, 2016 | Money Talks News

It can be costly, so learn the ropes before you pick a policy.

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By The Numbers: Good And Bad Love Stats

October 28, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: The Chinese and Trump stats are kinda bleak…

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This Week Around the Web

October 28, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Student loans, credit without credit, retirement and rejecting norms.

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Still Haven’t Got A Costume? Try These Popular Picks

October 26, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

This year’s Halloween spending is expected to top a ghastly $8.4 billion, the highest figure since the National Retail Federation began surveying consumers about their holiday spending. The biggest chunk of that is on costumes: $1.5 billion on costumes for adults — $1.17 billion for kids, and even $420 million on pet costumes. Candy is […]

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Dvorkin On Debt: My Millennial Financial Obsession

October 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I often worry about the financial future of the next generation. But it’s hard to tell whether my fears are misplaced with this research.

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By The Numbers: Pet Peeves

October 21, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Are pet owners really the owners here?

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This Week Around the Web

October 21, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Jeep suicide, savings accounts, inconsistent income, family budgeting and more.

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This Week Around The Web

October 14, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Discussing finances with a date, saving money, living rent free, bad money habits and more.

Technology tops consumer holiday wish list

Can You Hate Tech and Still be an Entrepreneur?

October 13, 2016 | John Rampton

You don’t need to be a tech expert, but you should be aware of what you don’t know.

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ID Theft Is More Common Because We’re More Lazy

October 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

41 million Americans have had their identities stolen and 49 million Americans personally know someone who has been affect by identity theft.

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Ask The Expert: Help, I’m Upside Down!

October 12, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader owes big money on her car and wants to know what she should do next. Here’s what she SHOULDN’T do.

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10 Cheap, Effective Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home

October 11, 2016 | Money Talks News

Don’t spend money on costly pest management. You can keep critters away yourself for less.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Don’t Give It Up!

October 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Follow these three steps, and you’ll avoid the latest, hottest brand of identity theft.

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Amy Schumer Is a Scam

September 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Amy Schumer, Just Bieber top the list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

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Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives

September 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

A reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

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Want to Start Your Own Business? Head Northwest

September 26, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With no corporate or individual income tax, move to Wyoming to get your company off the ground.