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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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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?

spending tax refund

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.

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.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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Ask the Expert: Are Debt Management Plans Legit?

April 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wonders if the letters DMP are A-OK.

Shhh: I’m Giving You Money

April 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.

Make food last longer

20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last Longer

April 7, 2017 | Money Talks News

You can save a lot of money by not having to replace things as often.

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We Hate Retirement Plans So Much We Forget About Them

April 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A lot of Americans are leaving their IRAs when they leave their jobs.

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It’s Financial Literacy Month. Give Yourself Some Credit! [VIDEO]

April 4, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This month, Debt.com answers all your questions – in under a minute.

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13 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Checks

March 31, 2017 | Money Talks News

Make sure you get as much retirement income as you deserve with these tips.

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Interest Rates Are Going Up. Should You Be Worried?

March 30, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

It depends on whether you have debt, and what kind. If you’re rich, it’s strictly good news.

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

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.

Ask the Expert: Jump On The Trump Train?

March 29, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader wants to dive into the stock market and clean up. But is he making a mess?

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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.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

March 28, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

New scam, quitting goals, credit score, student loans and losing weight.

You’re Not Talking to Your Grown Kid about Money

March 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most families believe having money chats is very important but neither parents nor their adult children are actually talking about finances.

Business credit cards are for everyone

3 Little But Fascinating Financial Facts

March 27, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here are some recent news nuggets that, taken together, may make a larger point.

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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.

Physician on Fire

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.

Around the web

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.

meal planning

Will Meal Planning Save My Life?

March 9, 2017 | Make Change

Or at least my grocery bill?

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?

Family Money Plan

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.

Garrett Philbin

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.