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How to Refinance Your Car Loan for Long-Haul Savings

April 28, 2017 | Money Talks News

In spite of recent interest rates hikes, you may still be able to save money by refinancing.

By the Numbers

Weird Facts About Americans And Food

April 28, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: What we eat, how we eat it, and what we feel guilty about.

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Renters Aren’t Buying Homes Because of Down Payment Woes

April 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Renters are having trouble saving for a down payment, making buying a home costly and more difficult.

The Benefits of Talking to Your Friends About Money

April 27, 2017 | Make Change

One woman’s story about overcoming “money woes.”

Americans Agree with Research: They Aren’t Financially Literate

April 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn

You probably don’t know enough about financial literacy, and your parents are to blame for it.

ESI Money Retired in His Early Fifties

April 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And some people still don’t believe him

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Ask The Expert: Should We NOT Send Our Son To College?

April 26, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader and his wife are arguing about college for their son.

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If You’ve Got a Teen, You’ve Got Amazon Prime

April 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Amazon Prime has turned into a must-have for homes with teens in them. If you’ve got kids, it’s likely you’ll have Amazon Prime.

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Millennials Figure Out The Housing Market

April 25, 2017 | Joe Pye

They don’t believe in the “American Dream,” but want to move on with adulthood.

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This Week Around The Web

April 25, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Retirement fears, energy bills, no money, frugality and your mental health.

Work excuses you can use

How Our Jobs Are Making Us Sick

April 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Unless you’ve got a mighty hefty inheritance or have been lucky enough to be born into money, you’ve gotta work. And you’re probably stressed about it.

Streaming is Making the Music Industry More — and Costing You Less

April 24, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Last year, streaming made most of the music industry’s revenue. Here’s how it affects you.

America Saves Week

Who Cares About Financial Literacy Month?

April 24, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s just another manufactured holiday. It doesn’t matter. Right?

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Should You Spend Your Tax Refund Now? 

April 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A quarter of Americans expecting a tax return will spend their money before they get it.

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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.

Here's how to save for retirement

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.