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Here you’ll find all of our articles that focus on the latest tips and techniques that help you save money so you can increase vital free cash flow in your budget. Every dollar you keep in your pocket is one less expense you have to put on plastic, and it’s also one extra dollar you have to put towards achieving your financial goals!

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Financial Issues Real Americans Want Trump to Solve

February 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

These desperate White House petitions aren’t getting much attention. Some of them deserve it.

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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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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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This Week Around the Web

February 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

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

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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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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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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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Fritz Gilbert from The Retirement Manifesto Lived by this Quote

February 8, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

The words were financially inspiring, but you’ll never guess who said them.

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I Love You, But Not as Much as Last Year

February 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

National Retail Federation estimates that V-Day spending will drop from $19.7 billion to $18.2 billion this year.

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Easy Ideas to Save Money in Tough Financial Times

February 6, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony

Author and expert Donna Freedman lives frugally, and it comes naturally.

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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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10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon

February 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.

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It Costs Minimum Wage Workers More than Two Years’ Salary to get Married

February 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

It costs an average of $35,329 to get married. That’s more than double the annual salary of a minimum-wage worker.

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3 New Grocery Trends That Cost You

February 2, 2017 | Dollar Stretcher

New trends designed to get you to spend more!

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How to Prepare and File Your Taxes for Free

February 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are plenty of ways to pay for tax help, but you don’t necessarily have to. The Internal Revenue Service helps millions of people annually file their taxes for free.

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The Mystery Money Man Isn’t Really a Mystery

February 1, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

He remains anonymous for a good reason.

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Ask The Expert: Is This The Dumbest Idea You’ve Ever Heard?

February 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: How Trump, gold bullion, and credit cards don’t mix.

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Car Buying? These Brands Last

January 31, 2017 | Joe Pye

Japanese models top the list of least frequent repairs.

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Millennials Will Start Budgeting This Year

January 27, 2017 | Joe Pye

More than any other generation, they want to track their spending better in 2017

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Budget Your Way to Your Financial Goals This Year

January 27, 2017 | Money Talks News

It may sound like as much fun as having your teeth drilled, but budgeting really isn’t that bad.

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Half-Banked’s Desirae Odjick Budgets For Dog Toys

January 25, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Here’s how she obsessively tracks every penny — by hand.

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Most of Us Fear Debt

January 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Two-thirds of young adults have an actual fear of debt, even though they plan their spending on a constant basis.

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A Thinner Pet Could Mean a Fatter Wallet

January 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Millions are being spent on obese pet vet bills.

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Millennial Parents are Surviving Because of Their Parents

January 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Ggrandparents that are more willing to help out are saving their millennial children tens of thousands of dollars a year in child-rearing.

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How to Make Babies Without Going Into Debt

January 23, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony

Two couples share their advice for coping with added expenses of a new bundle of joy.

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What’s the Most Popular Credit Card Perk? You’ll Never Guess

January 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Gas rewards are the number one loyalty program preferred by consumers, more than credit card rewards, coupons, and even instant discounts at the cash register.

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Trump Could Be Great for Your Student Loan Debt

January 19, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Or he could be horrible. That’s why I just applied for a new repayment plan while I still can.

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8 Reasons Why You Don’t Have An Emergency Fund

January 19, 2017 | Dollar Stretcher

Are any of them reasonable?

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Want to Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck? Move to Mississippi

January 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Can’t keep living paycheck-to-paycheck? You don’t have to if you move to any of the cheapest states in the U.S.

Around the web

This Week Around the Web

January 13, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Money systems, extreme saving, free things, falling off the wagon and more.

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None of Us Are Ready for an Emergency

January 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

What if you don’t have enough cash even for a tragedy, disaster, or other emergency? Most of us aren’t ready for one.

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If You’re Stressed About Money and You Know It Raise Your Hand

January 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Money has a huge impact on our overall well-being in life. To reduce stress and be happier, we need money or a better attitude when it comes to money.

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10 Dumbest Things Millionaires Have Ever Wasted Their Money On

January 11, 2017 | John Rampton

No matter what our wealth level, we seem to waste money. It must be some part of human nature because it doesn’t matter how little or how much we have – there are some that see money as burning a hole in their pocket and they must spend it. Still others have proven it’s possible […]

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10 Free Things That Used to Cost Money

January 10, 2017 | Money Talks News

Not everything is getting more expensive.

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How Unpaid Utility And Cell Phone Bills Can Ruin Your Credit

January 5, 2017 | Mary Reed

Watch out, this little bill can have big consequences.

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Ladies Pay More for Retirement Health Care Than Men

January 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

While women will have to spend more on health care in retirement, that doesn’t mean men have it very easy. Both groups face a huge struggle to save for their golden years.

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Know You’re For Real? [video]

January 4, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is skeptical of financial experts — and he has a point.

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We’re So Happy About Our Money

January 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Financial optimism is higher now than it was five years ago

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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.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Pan’s Plan

January 2, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Ronald Pan is the latest Debt.com scholarship winner, for three big reasons.

Around the web

This Week Around the Web

December 30, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Trick yourself, make money, save money, educate your kids and more.