Finding and keeping a steady flow of income is Step 1 on your path to achieving a balanced budget and financial stability. offers tips and tricks to help you manage, increase and supplement your income – and even balance it against inflation – effectively so you can achieve your financial goals fast without getting caught up due to lack of cash flow.

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Retirement is top concern for many Americans

It’s Lonely Down Here

March 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lower-income, older Americans aren’t enjoying retirement age

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The Truth About Side Hustles

March 30, 2017 | Make Change

Taking on extra work for extra cash seems like a no-brainer. But some side gigs just aren’t worth it.

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Not Much To Celebrate This Women’s History Month?

March 29, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

The financial news is rather bleak, but the future is brighter.

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Settling the Splurges

March 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As more Americans plan to save their tax refunds, fewer plan shopping sprees.

Millennials can't save? Not true

Educated And Employed

March 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

2017 shows the highest hiring rates for entry level jobs in 15 years.

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Americans Dread Tax Season

March 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most of us are confident we can file our taxes, but we hate doing it.

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Need a Job? Head to Health Care

March 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 20,000 openings across the country for nurse practitioners, physicians.

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Tax Refunds Are Helping Us Save

March 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans will save their money or pay off debt with their returns.


How Many Squad Members Make Up One Taylor Swift?

March 13, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Our recipe breaks down the pop star’s long list of friends to see whose net worths compare


Ten States With Best Paid Teachers

March 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

Teachers living in Alaska and New York can make nearly twice as much as those living in Mississippi and Oklahoma.

A networking study says Facebook counts

The Top 10 Creative Jobs

March 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

These jobs pay $45,000 a year on average with room to grow.

Tax Day tips and facts to avoid tax debt

Join the Club, Tax Refund Savers

March 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most of us will stash away our refunds this year, as fewer Americans plan to spend them.

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Even Military Families Are Cutting Back Spending

February 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The vast majority of middle-class military families — like commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers — are planning to improve their finances this year, even though they make at least $50,000.

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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.

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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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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Study: Millennials Just Aren’t Worth Much

February 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millennials have half the amount of savings baby boomers did at the same age. They’re also making $10,000 less today than their 1989 counterparts.

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Dvorkin On Debt: What Matters More, Money Or Power?

February 6, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The answer depends on one factor. Sadly, no one’s talking about it.

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We’re Getting Squeezed By Credit Card Debt — But Acting Smarter

December 15, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Our expenses keep going up, but our credit card debt is lower than it was a decade ago

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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?

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How Your Thought Process Affects Your Finances

November 29, 2016 |

Knowing how you think about money can help you save more of it.

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Retirement Strategies For A Non-Working Spouse

November 24, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.

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Is Household Debt Creeping Back Up To Recession Level?

November 15, 2016 |

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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How To Manage Your Finances When You Get A Raise

November 3, 2016 |

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


Asian Americans Value Money More Than the Rest of Us

August 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Asian Americans have a higher median personal income, believe they can retire earlier, and save more money than the general population.

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Almost Every State Is Stressed About Debt

August 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most every state in the union is stressed about paying off debt. Here’s the complete breakdown, state-by-state.

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Money Problems Make Young People “Work Martyrs”

August 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Millennials are so worried about their current finances that they will never stop working.

Don't fall for the top scams of 2014.

Minimum Wage Doesn’t Cover Minimum Needs

August 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans can’t make ends meet within their minimum wage jobs.

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Want Cheap Homes and Great Pay? Move to Texas

July 21, 2016 | Dori Zinn

If there’s one thing that’s not bigger in Texas, it’s the cost of living. But that doesn’t stop Texans from overspending. They have some of the worst money managers in the country.

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Ask The Expert: Which Bill Do I Pay First?

June 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has only enough to pay the mortgage, car lease, or credit card. But not all three.

Choosing the right path when you file for bankruptcy

7 Things You Should Know if You’re Job Hunting

June 9, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

What your future employer wants out of you.

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The Wage Gap Is Finally Slowing Down

June 7, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why CEO salaries may begin to decrease in the future

Explore income sensitive repayment

Student Loan Debt Is Killing Our Careers

May 30, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Student loans are limiting career choices, and not just for millennials

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Ask The Expert: What To Do About A Work Disability

May 25, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is out of work after an injury. Is he out of luck, too?

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The 10 Best Entry Level Positions for Young Professionals

May 19, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Everybody wants to know what they can make. Here’s what the graduates of 2016 should look to earn — if they’re among the lucky ones…

Working effectively or effectively working?

Why Loving Your Job Could Mean Bigger Paychecks

September 17, 2015 |

It’s not a hunch, it’s research.

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What Millionaires And The Middle Class Have In Common

May 14, 2015 | Jess Miller

Both groups are hesitant to leave behind large inheritances, but not for the reasons you might expect.

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Part-Time Workers And Students More Likely To Default On Loans

May 12, 2015 | Jess Miller

Low-income workers struggle to pay back loans, but they don’t have to.

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Why A College Degree Is Still More Valuable Over Time

May 5, 2015 | Jess Miller

Call it unemployment insurance: A college degree is still your best bet for getting a job.

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The 12 Top-Paying Jobs Right Now That Don’t Require A Four-Year Degree

April 30, 2015 | Jess Miller

As higher education costs soar out of reach, more individuals are finding jobs in these fields.

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Ask The Expert: Can You Explain “Debt-To-Income Ratio” in Plain English?

April 22, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know why it’s so hard for financial experts to speak plainly.

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More People Would Rather Win The Lottery Than Find True Love

April 14, 2015 | Jess Miller

Surprised? Here are 5 myths about winning the lottery that you didn’t know.

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Why We Don’t Repay Our Student Loans

March 24, 2015 | Jess Miller

They’re easy to get, but hard to understand, and even harder to repay. Fortunately, there’s help.

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13 Percent Of Americans Will Make This Stupid Mistake With Their Tax Refund

March 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

While most of us will do the right things, these otherwise intelligent adults will do this.

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By The Numbers: Weird Recovery Stats

February 13, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: The economy is roaring back, if you believe these interesting indicators.

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Infographic: Your New Year’s Resolution To Get Out Of Debt Just Got Easier

December 29, 2014 | Jess Miller

New Years’ resolutions usually end in failure. Here’s how to keep yours and become financially free in 2015.

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6 Things You Should Consider Before Joining the National Guard

December 4, 2014 | Stephanie Inman

It comes with great pay and benefits, but National Guard recruits sometimes have to make sacrifices.

The daddy bonus sucks once you consider childcare

Daddy bonus? Not so much — and it’s worse for Mommy

October 14, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

CNN says having kids boost men’s pay, but Dads won’t see a payoff for 15+ years, and Moms never do.

Working from home

Flex time set to go prime time

October 2, 2014 | Jess Miller

Shifting employee expectations may lead to more work from home.