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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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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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14 Super Smart Ways to Save on Travel

March 24, 2017 | Money Talks News

Vacations are the ultimate pick-me-up, whether they are planned in the midst of a long, dark winter, or during the hopeful months of spring and summer. Don’t let a tight budget keep you from having a getaway. There are ways to do it for less that won’t diminish your experience. Some of these 14 money-saving travel […]

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No Parents, You Can’t Have It All

March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.

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Physician on Fire Bikes to Work

March 22, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

His neighbors don’t like “flashy” and he fits right in.

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How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?

March 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s husband doesn’t use half his cards. Should he keep them for emergencies or get rid of them?

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What Does Your Cellphone Say About Your Credit Score?

March 21, 2017 | Joe Pye

Users with Apple products have higher FICO ratings than other smartphone companies.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

March 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Motivation, retirement planning, boring talk, savings opportunities and more.

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Netflix Is More Valuable Than Cable TV

March 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost half of cable subscribers feel it isn’t worth the money.

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15 Painless Ways to Save $1,000 by Summer

March 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

A fun summer vacation doesn’t have to be just a dream.

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Couples Aren’t Talking About Money in Marriage

March 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lack of communication about finances can ruin relationships. Most marriages that end in divorce prove that money played a part in some form.

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Before You Sign Up for That Cool New Monthly Subscription…

March 16, 2017 | Make Change

…consider the hell of trying to cancel it

Jessica Moorhouse beats emotional spending

Jessica Moorhouse Quit Her Emotional Spending Habit

March 15, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

It wasn’t hard — all she had to do was blow up her lifestyle.

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Need Long-Term Health Care? Move to Louisiana

March 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The least and most expensive states to live in when it comes to long-term health care, from home health aides to living facilities.

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This Week Around The Web

March 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Golden rules, FOMO, love or money, lists and more.

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10 Ways to Eat Healthier Without Paying More

March 10, 2017 | Money Talks News

Healthy eating can cost you an extra $550 or more in annual food bills, according to one study.

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Will Meal Planning Save My Life?

March 9, 2017 | Make Change

Or at least my grocery bill?

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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.

Can you handle a medical credit card?

Health Savings Accounts Hit Record Highs

March 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More than 20 million Americans are taking advantage of health savings accounts. Should you get one?

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Digging Holes Helped Andrew From Family Money Plan Pay Down Debt

March 8, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Manual labor stinks, but it certainly helped him think toward the future.

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Look Out: Mortgage Payments Will Go Up This Year

March 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.

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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This Year, I’m Getting Rid of Money Shame for Good

March 2, 2017 | Make Change

One woman’s personal quest to get right in her head and wallet.

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Garrett Philbin Believes Planning is Everything

March 1, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Listing priorites and values made a vacation of a lifetime happen.

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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.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

February 28, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Mental accounting, car insurance, debt and weight, divorce and more.

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Country artist claps back at ticket scalpers

February 27, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Eric Church gets the final laugh at re-sellers by canceling their tickets and putting them back on sale.

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Paying Double: How Do Twins Afford College?

February 27, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Nadia Garcia is the Debt.com’s 10th scholarship recipient, and the first twin to win.

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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.

Do you pay use tax?

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.

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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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.

Around the web

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.