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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

10 Common Reasons Your Credit Card Was Rejected

Credit Cards

10 Common Reasons Your Credit Card Was Rejected

10 Common Reasons Your Credit Card Was Rejected

You’ve spent months scouring the Internet for the perfect washer and dryer combo to complement your newly renovated laundry room. Finally, you’ve located what appears to be the perfect match at the right price. Suddenly the deal is off. Your credit card won’t go through, and you have no other immediate form of payment to… Read More

12 Items You Should Buy Generic

Personal Finance

12 Items You Should Buy Generic

12 Items You Should Buy Generic

What does your loyalty to brand-name products stem from? Do you think the items are truly superior in quality, or have you been won over by fancy marketing campaigns? Either way, it’s likely you’re spending more than you need to just for a label. A new study “estimates Americans are wasting about $44 billion a year on… Read More

Are You Committing These 10 Deadly Credit Card Sins?

Credit Cards

Are You Committing These 10 Deadly Credit Card Sins?

Are You Committing These 10 Deadly Credit Card Sins?

Credit cards are a double-edged sword. They can be beneficial if used wisely, or wreak havoc on your finances and your credit if handled irresponsibly. To help prevent the latter, here are some credit card sins you definitely want to avoid: 1. Ignoring Your Credit Profile When was the last time you accessed your credit profile and… Read More

5 Money Moves Newlyweds Forget to Make

Personal Finance

5 Money Moves Newlyweds Forget to Make

5 Money Moves Newlyweds Forget to Make

Once you’ve tied the knot and made it past the honeymoon phase, reality sets in. Love won’t always save the day, but healthy communication offers a fighting chance. So while the two of you are sorting everything out and settling into your new life as one, a money talk should be at the top of the… Read More

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

Personal Finance

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

Do what you love and the money will come, it’s often said. And it’s often true. But if you’re already committed to a boring full-time job, you likely can’t see how to make the transition. In fact, the idea seems so farfetched that each year many head straight into the work force from high school or… Read More

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

Personal Finance

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

It’s summertime, and vacations are in full swing. Unfortunately, the cost of travel isn’t getting any lower. And lodging is one of the more expensive items on the list. But wouldn’t it be nice to eradicate that hefty travel expense? This may sound like a stretch, but it’s totally possible. Here are some ways to do… Read More

9 Wise Money Moves to Make With Your Bonus

Personal Finance

9 Wise Money Moves to Make With Your Bonus

9 Wise Money Moves to Make With Your Bonus

Excitement is running rampant. You feel like a kid on Christmas morning because you just learned that you’ll be receiving a bonus from your employer for all of your hard work. And the first word that comes to mind is “splurge.” Although you may feel entitled to use the funds however you please, there are… Read More

5 Ways to Cut Dental Costs in Half

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Cut Dental Costs in Half

5 Ways to Cut Dental Costs in Half

Have you visited the dentist lately? If so, you are well aware of the hefty price tag that can accompany many services, both routine and non-routine. A cleaning, full set of X-rays and exam generally costs anywhere from $175 to $300. And if you’re among the millions of Americans who don’t have dental insurance, you’re paying the full amount yourself. But… Read More

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