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Country artist claps back at ticket scalpers

February 27, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Eric Church gets the final laugh at re-sellers by canceling their tickets and putting them back on sale.

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Paying Double: How Do Twins Afford College?

February 27, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Nadia Garcia is the Debt.com’s 10th scholarship recipient, and the first twin to win.

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6 Stupid Things That Can Cost You a Job

February 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Asking the hiring manager where the nearest bar is located won’t get you in.

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Beware These 10 Common and Costly Tax Mistakes

February 24, 2017 | Money Talks News

It’s time. Your W-2s and 1099s are likely making their way to your mailbox or inbox right now. Odds are good you’re ready to get your taxes done as soon as possible, since the odds are also good you’re getting a refund. Last year, about 80 percent of Americans got one, averaging around $2,800. But as […]

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By The Numbers: The Cost Of Living

February 24, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: There’s no place like home, which might be too bad.

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Tax Refunds Aren’t Getting Us Out of Debt

February 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

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8 Ways to Identify Good Small Businesses

February 23, 2017 | John Rampton

We all want to support the little guy. But how can you tell if you’re making a big mistake?

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The Big, Important Tax Credit You’re Missing

February 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The majority of Americans are eligible for a tax credit just for saving retirement money, but aren’t aware this credit exists.

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Alyssa from Mixed Up Money Saved Big By Getting Sick

February 22, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Now that she’s feeling better, she’s also eating and budgeting better.

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Ask The Expert: Are Gift Cards Tacky Wedding Presents?

February 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is upset her boyfriend only gives gift cards as presents. Here’s a compromise.

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Honeymooning at Work

February 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

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No More Rainy Day Funds

February 21, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most Americans aren’t financially prepared to handle an emergency expense. Cars and sickness are the worst.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

February 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Student loans, extra money, common setbacks, emotional spending and more.

Why we pay more for cars with bad credit

Need Car Insurance? Your Choice Could Cost You More Than You Think

February 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

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7 Ways To Save Money Even When You’re Depressed

February 20, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony

Abigail Perry is chronically depressed, but she’s still smart about spending and saving.

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Millennials Give Scary Answers to Silly Questions About Debt

February 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The generation that will soon take over the world has yet to conquer its own financial woes.

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Netflix Shows Are So Good, Couples Are Cheating

February 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

The majority of couples around the world are watching ahead of each other.

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8 Creative Ways to Clear Clutter

February 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

Swimming against a never-ending tide of stuff? Make 2017 your year of living clutter-free.

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By The Numbers: Really Not Good For You

February 17, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Legal or not (and some aren’t), you’re better off not being one of these statistics.

The daddy bonus sucks once you consider childcare

Need College Money? Be a Sugar Baby

February 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Need to pay for college? Sugar Babies on this “not an escort” site go to some pricy schools around the country.

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How to Get Married Without Going Broke

February 16, 2017 | Make Change

Weddings are expensive, but these three thrifty brides had the day of their dreams while continuing to save for happily ever after.

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Americans Can’t Handle Will, Estate, Inheritance Talks

February 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most families have strong misconceptions about the value of an estate and this hurts us later in life when our loved ones pass away.

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Why The Green Swan Says Solar Is Sexy

February 15, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Maybe going green really is worth it.

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What’s The Difference Between “Used” And “Pre-Owned”?

February 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A couple isn’t sure how to replace their two broken-down cars.

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What Is Your Lover Hiding?

February 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millions of Americans secretly stash money away from their partners and the older you are, the more acceptable it is.

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For Love of Money

February 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans prefer financial stability over looks and fitness in romantic partners.

Around the web

This Week Around the Web

February 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Manage debt, shun the TV, rescue your retirement fund and more.

2017 taxes

Good News! More Time to File Taxes This Year

February 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

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.

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Chance The Rapper: The Cheapest Grammy Winner Ever

February 13, 2017 | Emily Bloch

He won multiple awards without a record contract — or even a CD. Here’s how he did it.

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Credit Card Debt: When “Typical” Is Horrible

February 13, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s a new statistic that should strike fear into your family. Here’s what you can do about it.

Craft beer is becoming more popular, and isn't as expensive as you think.

What Are You Drinking? Most Say Beer

February 10, 2017 | Joe Pye

Liquor and beer have always been go to drinks, but wine has become an acquired taste.

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8 Foolproof Steps to Get You Out of Debt Fast

February 10, 2017 | Money Talks News

Want to speed up your debt-reduction efforts? Here’s how to do so without a crash diet.

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By The Numbers: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

February 10, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Americans aren’t nearly as sex-obsessed as the world thinks we are.

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We’re All Burnt Out But No One Cares

February 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As many as 95 percent of hiring managers say employee burnout is completely damaging companies, causing high turnover rates and workplace retention issues.