Allison Martin

After spending years as a governmental accountant, I decided to transition into the world of freelance writing. When I'm not busy writing, I enjoy mentoring mommy-preneurs and helping others manage their finances. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from the University of South Florida.

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12 Simple Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation

on February 17, 2020

A little planning and creativity can save you a bundle.

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12 Ways to Slash the Cost of Furniture

on October 23, 2019

There are many ways to get deals when replacing tattered furnishings.

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6 Smart Steps to Buying Your First Car

on September 11, 2019

Buying a car can be scary, especially the first time around. This guide will help you get the best deal.

6 Essential Money Lessons Every College Student Needs to Learn
6 Essential Money Lessons Every College Student Needs to Learn

on September 5, 2019

Many college students are away from home and handling their own finances for the first time. Here’s a Money 101 primer.

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10 Forgotten Benefits of Your Credit Card

on May 1, 2019

Your credit card may be more valuable than you think. These overlooked benefits can save you from many financial headaches.

9 Super Bowl Party Hacks That Will Save You Money and Time
9 Super Bowl Party Hacks That Will Save You Money and Time

on January 24, 2019

You don’t have to blow your budget or spend the whole day in the kitchen to host a shindig for the Super Bowl — or any other party.

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7 Credit Score Myths: Fact vs. Fiction

on December 12, 2018

Here are some of the most common credit myths, along with simple ways to give your credit score a boost.

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5 Ways to Slash Dental Care Costs

on October 10, 2018

Dental care can be expensive, even if you have insurance. Here are five ideas for cutting your costs.

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7 Things You Should Always Buy at Thrift Stores

on October 3, 2018

Thrift stores are full of quality stuff and bargains. Here are some buys that stand out from the rest.

How to Avoid 5 Banking Fees You Should Never Pay
How to Avoid 5 Banking Fees You Should Never Pay

on August 28, 2018

Tired of throwing away money each month on costly bank fees? Take a look at these tips that can help you save big.

10 Tips to Cut Car Insurance Costs
10 Tips to Cut Car Insurance Costs

on August 22, 2018

Taking a few simple steps can significantly cut the cost of your car insurance premiums.

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5 Questions to Consider Before Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

on June 20, 2018

Turning your hobby into a career can be satisfying and lucrative. But you need to ask yourself these five questions before taking the plunge.

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18 Ways to Save $100 This Week

on May 21, 2018

Whether you’re in a bind or just want to stash extra cash, here are simple ideas to help you grow savings in a matter of days.

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5 Surefire Ways to Boost Your Savings

on April 20, 2018

These five simple steps are sure to put you on the pathway to financial freedom.

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Is Cheap Toothpaste a Bad Idea for Your Teeth?

on March 28, 2018

Find out whether it makes sense to look for bargain toothpaste — or if you are putting your teeth at risk.

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6 Ways to Build Your Credit Score Without a Credit Card

on February 19, 2018

Signing up for a credit card isn’t the only way to boost your credit score. Here are some card-free ways to raise your financial standing.

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6 Simple Tips for Newbies to Establish Stellar Credit

on November 14, 2017

How can you build credit from scratch? These straightforward steps are the key. They will even help boost seasoned credit profiles.

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12 Ways to Save Big on Furniture That Makes Your Home Sparkle

on October 30, 2017

Whether you’re furnishing a new home or just replacing a ratty futon, there are lots of ways to find bargains on new or new-to-you furnishings.

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10 Debt Management Tips for New College Grads

on May 4, 2017

After earning a college degree, it’s time to face reality. Here’s how to tackle your debts responsibly while navigating a new career and enjoying newfound freedom.

10 Ways You’re Overspending on Your Children
10 Ways You’re Overspending on Your Children

on December 13, 2016

Raising a child to the age of 18 costs an average of nearly $250,000. Here are 10 ways you overspend, and tips to save money without curbing the fun.

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