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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

Can Anyone Check Your Credit Without Your Permission?

Credit 101

Can Anyone Check Your Credit Without Your Permission?

Can Anyone Check Your Credit Without Your Permission?

Are you concerned that your stalker ex-boyfriend or nosy neighbor can easily check your credit? You don’t have to be… or at least it isn’t quite that easy. According to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, only those with a legitimate need can request – and obtain– a copy of your credit report. However, not all... Read More

11 Expenses That Are Quietly Draining Your Wallet

Personal Finance

11 Expenses That Are Quietly Draining Your Wallet

11 Expenses That Are Quietly Draining Your Wallet

You see an advertisement for that dream home or car — or the perfect getaway — and reality quickly sets in: Your desires and bank account are not a match made in heaven. Many people live paycheck to paycheck, barely getting by. Others have an abundant income, but no idea how to manage it. Fortunately, there are ways to make... Read More

6 Tricks to Save You Hundreds on a Car Loan

Auto Loans

6 Tricks to Save You Hundreds on a Car Loan

6 Tricks to Save You Hundreds on a Car Loan

When you buy a car, it’s easy to rush into securing an auto loan without giving much thought to the interest that comes with it. But those payments can take a big bite out of your budget for years to come. Fortunately, there are ways to escape the wrath of the auto loan interest monster.... Read More

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

Personal Finance

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

18 Ways to Save Up to $100 This Week

Does this sound familiar? Every month you set a goal to save a small portion of your income, only to end up failing miserably. It would be nice if we could all save money in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, it’s a task that requires effort, discipline and — most importantly — some sort of income. If you’re... Read More

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

Identity Theft

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

We’ve all seen the breaking news stories about the massive data breaches involving big-box retailers such as Target and Michaels. These incidents left consumers in fear, but the companies were able to absorb the losses. Unfortunately, small businesses don’t always have the luxury of recouping massive financial losses after a breach. In severe cases, they’re... Read More

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Save You $1,000

Personal Finance

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Save You $1,000

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Save You $1,000

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

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