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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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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


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.


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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Ask The Expert: My Husband Is Taxing My Patience!

September 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s spouse didn’t turn in his taxes this year. What happens now?

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Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives

September 27, 2016 | Money Talks News

A reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Blowing Up The Auto Bubble

September 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Remember this summer, when everyone predicted the next big financial crash? It might not happen.


Are Fixer-Uppers A Financial Downer?

September 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Fixer-upper homes may not be worth cost of renovations, researchers say.

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Ask The Expert: My Husband Hates 529 Plans. Is He Right?

September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.

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14 Easy Ways to Create an Emergency Food Stockpile

September 20, 2016 | Money Talks News

Start small if you need to, but start building your stockpile now.

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Millennials Care More About Happiness Than Money

September 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Income is last on the list for what young people want out of work, and it’s affecting how they interpret the value of money.

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Dvorkin On Debt: A Clever Way To Teach Kids About Money

September 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Focus on the parents first, then persuade them to teach their children.

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This Week Around the Web

September 16, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

A barebones budget, money mistakes, a costly scam, growing up poor and more.

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Your Choice of College May Come Down to Location

September 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.

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Holiday Shopping Breaks All Speed Records

September 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

One-third of consumers — including half of parents — have already started holiday shopping.

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Who’s the Biggest Danger to Your Dollars?

September 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans are more concerned with who our next president is than literally any other national economic crisis right now, including terrorism.

Get a helping hand with debt problems

How to Choose the Perfect Financial Adviser

September 13, 2016 | Money Talks News

There are at least 250,000 financial advisers in the United States, and not all are created equal.

America Saves

Spending Doesn’t Make Us as Happy as We Think

September 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

But saving does, and most of us prefer it that way


Dvorkin On Debt: The Most Important News Of The Summer

September 12, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Something happened last month that I just loved, but no one reported it.

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The Most Expensive Cities to Catch a Football Game

September 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

How much does it cost you to see your NFL home team take the field? Not all football stadiums are created equal.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Credit Cards Are Still Crazy About Fees

September 5, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ll never guess how many fees your credit card can charge. Seriously, you’ll never guess.


Christmas in September?

September 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Walmart is pushing the country into the Christmas creep. We haven’t even put our barbecues away yet.

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Moving Past Financial Mistakes

September 1, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Don’t let old mistakes ruin your future. Try these five tips.

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4 Simple Steps To Get The Very Best Car Loan​

August 30, 2016 | Money Talks News

Many people shop backwards for a vehicle — and that’s costly. Here’s how to get the best deal.


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.


Dvorkin On Debt: From Homeless To College

August 29, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The eighth scholarship winner has two goals: Find a home and become an artist.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

Many of Us Want to Change Jobs – But Not for the Money

August 25, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Salary tops the list, just barely — “benefits” and “fun” are next

Don't settle for high rent rates.

Ask The Expert: Should We Charge Our Daughter Rent?

August 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

Want to Boost Your Credit? Don’t Get a Subprime Credit Card

August 23, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Subprime credit card issuers are creating hundreds of dollars in unnecessary fees every month for potential cardholders, meaning they could be in debt for longer.

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You Probably Pay Too Much for These 10 Things

August 23, 2016 | Money Talks News

Did you get a great bargain last week? If it fell into one of these 10 categories, you may have been hoodwinked.

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

You’re Doing It Wrong

August 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The credit cards we use aren’t actually the best ones for us. In fact, they’re mostly wrong.

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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.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Save My Kids?

August 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Debt isn’t bad for new businesses, but too many entrepreneurs use it wrong.

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Retirement Is the Biggest Source of Financial Stress

August 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Young people are more stressed about retirement than paying off their student loans.

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.

Auto loan balances are up

7 Secrets Car Dealers Hope You Don’t Know

August 9, 2016 | Money Talks News

Knowing how dealerships work — and what the dealers cannot do — is key to getting the best price.

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Most Kids Expect Parents to Pay for Any College They Want

August 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most kids already anticipate their parents paying for college, regardless of what institution it is.

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What Do Money And God Have In Common?

August 8, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

And it has nothing to do with “In God We Trust” printed on a $20 bill.