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Mystery Money Man

The Mystery Money Man Isn’t Really a Mystery

February 1, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

He remains anonymous for a good reason.

A networking study says Facebook counts

#PlanForVacation Sounds Nice, except we Won’t Do it

January 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Americans are leaving 658 million vacation days unused every single year.

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Auto Crashes are Up, So Insurance Is Going Up

January 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Auto claim frequency and severity are up over the last two years, making insurance companies consider raising the costs of policies and premiums.

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How Much Is Lady Gaga Getting Paid to Perform at the Super Bowl?

January 30, 2017 | Emily Bloch

The answer may surprise you…

Could you do a better job than your boss?

How to Make Six Figures at a Job with Thousands of Openings

January 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

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The White House is a Big League Downgrade for Trump

January 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The White House is valued at $400 million but as Donald Trump moves in, he’ll be downgrading.

We need financial education for kids at least as much as sex ed.

7 Foolproof Organizing Tricks You Don’t Know

January 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

Swimming in a sea of paper? Create a simple, sane storage system.

Sorry: Most Employees Are Working Today

January 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

Need a Job? Chances Are You’ll Get One

January 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

The 10 Most Cringeworthy Lawsuits of 2016

January 6, 2017 | Joe Pye

From too much ice in an iced coffee to a typo on the SAT, people will sue over anything.

40-hour work week? Try 60

All Work, No Play Is the American Way

January 5, 2017 | Joe Pye

We’re getting paid vacation time, but not using all of it.

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Staycation? More Like Lamecation

January 4, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans enjoy repeat vacations, but not in their own backyard.

Men and women avoid auto repair shops

Cheap Car Care That Pays Off Big Down the Road

January 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

With a little TLC, today’s vehicles can easily last for 200,000 miles.

Is it time to buy a TV? Shop carefully.

7 Hints to Help You Score the Perfect TV

December 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

How to get a great deal on a television without buying technology you won’t use.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Dvorkin On Debt: “Elder Financial Abuse” Is Real – And Growing

December 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Thieves and even family members are increasingly targeting senior citizens.

Around the web

This Week Around the Web

December 23, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Library perks, killing your wealth, depression era tips, sabotaging your retirement and more.

By The Numbers: Kids Today

December 23, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Children shouldn’t be seen OR heard.

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My Experience With a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

December 22, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The things I learned during my time at Than Merrill’s Real Estate Class

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5 Websites You Need to Read Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

December 22, 2016 | John Rampton

Can a handful of websites help you start a business? If it’s one of these, then hell yeah.

Apartment Hunting for Dummies: The Checklist

December 21, 2016 | Jess Miller

Finding a place to live in a new city can be hard, but there are ways to save money and sanity during your search.

10 Tips to Get the Best Deals From Outlet Shopping

December 20, 2016 | Money Talks News

Learn ways to get even bigger discounts than advertised.

How to waste time at work.

What Can You Do with a Coconut Bra? Give it to a Co-Worker

December 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

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.

‘Tis the Season for Partying

December 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Almost 90 percent of companies will host a holiday party this year, and most parties will be serving booze.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Want a New Job? Here are the Best Ones

December 5, 2016 | Dori Zinn

All jobs in these fields average at least $20 an hour and are some of the fastest-growing positions in the labor market right now.

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Jobs are Open, but Qualified Candidates aren’t Applying

December 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With generic resumes, cover letters and potential employees heading into interviews blind, many applicants aren’t prepared for the jobs they’re applying for.

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Should You Date or Marry an Entrepreneur?

December 1, 2016 | John Rampton

Finding the love of your life is tough enough, but there are special considerations with entrepreneurs.

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Study Says: Surveys Suck

November 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Do you ever spend your hard-earned time and effort answering questions from stores you frequent? It turns out those may be useless.

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Can Ride-Sharing Provide an ‘Uber-Lyft’ to Your Income?

November 29, 2016 | Money Talks News

Earn money driving for ride-share companies. But exactly how much can you make?

Cyber Monday shopping

Yes, Cyber Monday Takes Away from Actual Work Productivity

November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.

5 Reasons to Skip Black Friday Shopping and Binge Watch the Gilmore Girls Revival

November 23, 2016 | Michelle Bryan

It saves you money and frankly you’ve got important things to do.

Should you be buying groceries online?

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.

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