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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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This Week Around the Web

December 2, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

College abroad, value-based spending, saving money at work, debt infestation and more.

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Ask The Expert: Are Credit Cards Rigged?

November 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is suspicious of all these “reward programs.” How can they possibly be legit?

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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 | Debt.com

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

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Yes, Cyber Monday Takes Away from Actual Work Productivity

November 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

94 percent of employees plan to spend some of today browsing through Cyber Monday sales.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Want $1,000?

November 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It doesn’t matter how you got into debt. Let’s get you out.

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Want to Own a Home? It’s Harder for Teachers Than Others

November 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn

One in five homes for sale is affordable on an average teacher’s salary.

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Is Tying The Knot Easier Than Uniting Finances?

November 24, 2016 | Debt.com

For those who answer yes, there’s good advice and even outside help.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Sign A Pre-Nup? Or Make Him Sign One, Too?

November 23, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is offended by her fiance, but she’s got an amusing plan to even the odds.

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5 Reasons to Skip Black Friday Shopping and Binge Watch the Gilmore Girls Revival

November 23, 2016 | Michelle Bryan

It saves you money and frankly you’ve got important things to do.

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Coupons Aren’t Just for Baby Boomers

November 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Lots of people think coupon-clipping is old-fashioned, but they still want coupons to save money while shopping.

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16 Simple Steps To Tame An Unruly Refrigerator

November 22, 2016 | Money Talks News

In the grand scheme of things, organizing your refrigerator might seem pretty small potatoes. But in fact, an organized fridge will save money and time while you are contributing to the planet’s health. When your refrigerator is a jungle, you can’t see what’s in there. That means wasting money buying duplicates and letting good food go bad. A Johns Hopkins University study found that: […]

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This Week Around The Web

November 18, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

The Joneses, money boosts, retirement planning, the best time in history and more.

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Millions of Americans Spy on Credit Card Statements of Others

November 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that 24 percent of higher-earning and lower-earning Americans are equally likely to snoop on the credit report of someone they share an account with.

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10 Ways To Stay Motivated When Paying Off Debt

November 17, 2016 | Debt.com

Do you know when to be patient — and when to be angry?

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How To Prepare Your Finances For A Layoff

November 17, 2016 | Debt.com

It’s a rough time, but it doesn’t have to be a disastrous one.

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Millennials Twice as Likely as Boomers to Use Home Equity Loans

November 16, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.

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Why Shoppers Are Loading up their Credit Cards This Holiday Season

November 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

38 percent of Americans will charge their holiday purchases to a credit card, and almost half of those said it’s to earn rewards.

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Women Want Financial Security; Men Don’t Care

November 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that millennial men and women have some different priorities when it comes to saving money and what they are saving for.

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Dvorkin On Debt: What You Can Learn From Ryan Lochte’s First Credit Card

November 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The swimmer, dancer, and Debt.com spokesman just got a credit card. Here’s why that matters.

Around the web

This Week Around the Web

November 11, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Splurging, disappearing money, remembering each dollar, budget setbacks and more.

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Ask The Expert: Is This IRS Letter Legit Or A Scam? [video]

November 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is both scared and suspicious after receiving an email.

America Saves Week

Why Can’t Americans Save Even Though They Want To?

November 9, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Americans are trying to save, but they’re uncertain about money.

How much money do you need to be happy?

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb

November 8, 2016 | Money Talks News

What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things you think make you look good, but really don’t.

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The Hardest-Working Woman In Scholarships

November 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Abby Marion never gives up, so we gave in. She’s the ninth Debt.com scholarship winner.

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Cars with Top Safety Features Don’t Get Better Auto Insurance Rates

November 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Traffic fatalities are going down, thanks to smarter cars. But auto insurance rates aren’t going down with them.

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Should You Use a 401k Loan to Pay for a Bathroom Remodel?

November 3, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.

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How To Manage Your Finances When You Get A Raise

November 3, 2016 | Debt.com

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

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Ask The Expert: Are Those Radio Ads About Taxes Legit?

November 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader keeps hearing commercials about “settling back taxes.”

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6 Things to Know About Insuring Your Pets

November 1, 2016 | Money Talks News

It can be costly, so learn the ropes before you pick a policy.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Who I’m Endorsing

October 31, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not a candidate. It’s an attitude.

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Everything You Need To Know About IRS Phone Scams

October 26, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Plus, what to do if you legitimately owe the IRS.

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Ask The Expert: Is Saving For Retirement Over-Rated?

October 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader worries that her husband doesn’t worry about saving for retirement.

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Take a Few Minutes Now to Save Yourself $1,000 at Tax Time

October 25, 2016 | Money Talks News

Making these simple moves now can take a big bite out of what you owe Uncle Sam next April.

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Dvorkin On Debt: My Millennial Financial Obsession

October 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I often worry about the financial future of the next generation. But it’s hard to tell whether my fears are misplaced with this research.

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Women Face More Financial Setbacks When Taking a Career Break

October 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Women who take career breaks could face a retirement savings shortfall of nearly $1.3 million.

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Ask The Expert: When Does A Small Business Become A Big Problem?

October 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A mother has the money to lend her daughter for a jewelry business, but she’s not sure it’s a good idea.

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Americans Aren’t Spending Less Because They’re Making Less

October 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

They’re spending less to save more

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More Parents Want to Talk About Money Instead of Sex

October 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

There’s a generational divide when it comes to kids knowing how much their parents earned

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Dvorkin On Debt: When TV News Is On the Money

October 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Especially this campaign season, many people are complaining about television news. Here’s what TV got right this year.

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ID Theft Is More Common Because We’re More Lazy

October 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

41 million Americans have had their identities stolen and 49 million Americans personally know someone who has been affect by identity theft.

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Ask The Expert: Help, I’m Upside Down!

October 12, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader owes big money on her car and wants to know what she should do next. Here’s what she SHOULDN’T do.

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Can’t Wait Til Black Friday? Many Won’t

October 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Many Americans start holiday shopping before November 1 as Christmas creep moves in.

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10 Cheap, Effective Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home

October 11, 2016 | Money Talks News

Don’t spend money on costly pest management. You can keep critters away yourself for less.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Credit Cards Overtake Cash For The First Time Ever

October 10, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I have very mixed feelings about this. So should you.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Retirees Fear Running Out of Money

October 6, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

We ask a certified financial planner what they can do about it.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Wait To Go To College Till Hillary Wins?

October 5, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to wait until Hillary Clinton launcher her “free college” program.

ATM fees at an all-time high

Surprising No One, Bank Fees Are Higher Than Ever

October 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Just realized you needed some cash? You’re about to pay $25 for that $20 bill. ATM fees are continuing to climb to record highs for the 10th straight year.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

How Physical Health Helps Financial Health

October 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Want to get your finances on track? Try moving more.

America Saves Week

Parents Are Saving Better for College

September 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most parents are saving for their child’s education, and they’re saving more money.