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Allison Martin

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Allison Martin is a copywriter and financial mentor. She specializes in educating individuals about personal finance through insightful and candid articles. Allison earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of South Florida. She also covers personal finance topics at Love to Know and Lifehack. www.allisonemartin.com

11 Signs You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

11 Signs You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt

11 Signs You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt

Credit cards can seem like lifesavers when you want or need to make a large purchase. It’s so easy; it’s like buying something on someone else’s dime. That is until you overextend yourself and realize that what you will ultimately spend goes way beyond the initial purchase price. And credit card issuers are quite skilled in luring… Read More

9 Easy Ways to Save $100 or More a Month

Personal Finance

9 Easy Ways to Save $100 or More a Month

9 Easy Ways to Save $100 or More a Month

Having a hard time saving money each month? Join the millions of individuals nationwide who face the same issue. A survey by Bankrate.com indicated that 27% of Americans do not have an emergency fund in place — no rainy-day fund at all. When it comes to saving, I’ve heard every excuse in the book. Some think… Read More

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Save You Money

Personal Finance

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Save You Money

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Save You Money

Whether it’s responsible money management, weight loss or a healthier lifestyle, New Year’s resolutions usually become a thing of the past by February when the holiday festivities are over, the dust has settled and life is back to normal. However, with a little determination and consistency, resolutions can help you save $1,000 or much more. 1…. Read More

How to Find Last-Minute Flights

Personal Finance

How to Find Last-Minute Flights

How to Find Last-Minute Flights

It’s no secret that airfare during the holidays is sky high and continues to steadily climb as the years progress. The Wall Street Journal reported in October that Christmas week fares were 7.3% higher than they were in 2012. With such bloated rates, how in the world are you supposed to go home for the holidays without going… Read More

5 Dangers of Black Friday Shopping

Credit Score

5 Dangers of Black Friday Shopping

5 Dangers of Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday is the most anticipated, but potentially dangerous, shopping day of the year. As millions of Americans head out in the wee hours of the morning following traditional Thanksgiving Day festivities, many are unaware of the credit dangers that await them. Here are a few important Black Friday credit perils you can avoid. 1…. Read More

5 Simple Ways to Rebuild Your Credit

Credit Score

5 Simple Ways to Rebuild Your Credit

5 Simple Ways to Rebuild Your Credit

If your credit has taken a hit, a substantial amount of time may lapse before you start to see any progress with your credit score. Although the process of rebuilding your credit might seem tedious, it is definitely worth the effort. Following these five steps can help you in your efforts to rebuild your credit…. Read More

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