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You Can Get Major Fraud Protection With a Credit Freeze, but Should You?

April 21, 2017 | Money Talks News

There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from credit card fraud, and then there’s the nuclear option.

By the Numbers: Statistics about People Being Weird

By The Numbers: Mischievous People

April 21, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Can humanity be saved?

Bud On A Budget: Buyer Beware

April 20, 2017 | Joe Pye

If you search online for the best marijuana for your money, here’s a dirty little secret about the biggest pot websites.

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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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The Sicker You Are, the Worse Our Country Is

April 19, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The healthiest counties in America made more money on average, had a higher economic growth, and a lower unemployment rate.

Joshua from Biglaw Investor Doesn’t Bill for His Advice

April 19, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

He prevents young lawyers from trashing their own finances for free

How Do We Save For Retirement And Pay All Our Bills?

April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.

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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.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

April 18, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Money relationships, building wealth, financial equals, and saving on fees.

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Millennials Would Rather Pack on the Pounds Than Pay Taxes

April 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you could get out of paying your taxes, would you rather gain 20 pounds, drop Wi-Fi for a year, or see your credit score plummet?

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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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The Most Depressing Headline I’ve Seen This Year

April 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ll never guess what it is, because you probably haven’t heard about it yet.

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Millennials Act Strange Around Tax Season

April 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

They finish their taxes early and save their refunds out of fear of messing up.

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15 Golden Rules for Saving on Every Purchase

April 14, 2017 | Money Talks News

We’ve got a big list of ways to save on everything — and we do mean everything.

By the Numbers

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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Kids Spend All Their Money on Apps

April 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

What do young kids spend all their money on? And how are they making that money in the first place?

Andrew Lives on Little in the Big City

April 12, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

New York City is expensive but he and his wife make it work.

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Ask the Expert: Are Debt Management Plans Legit?

April 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wonders if the letters DMP are A-OK.

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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.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

April 11, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Banks vs. credit unions, student debt, savings strategies, stress reducers and more.

Shhh: I’m Giving You Money

April 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.

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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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The Ripple Effect of Ripped-Off Seniors

April 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

When elder relatives get financially abused, caregivers struggle to keep them afloat.

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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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We Hate Retirement Plans So Much We Forget About Them

April 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A lot of Americans are leaving their IRAs when they leave their jobs.

How Chonce Overcame Dire Financial Troubles

April 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

She once relied on welfare. Now she’s a successful personal finance coach.

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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.