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.

12 Ways to Trim the Cost of Haircuts
12 Ways to Trim the Cost of Haircuts

on August 26, 2016

You can get a haircut that looks healthy and flattering without spending big bucks. Find out how to do it.

charge
How to Get Credit Card and Bank Fees Reversed

on August 22, 2016

Hit with a surprise fee on your credit card or bank statement? If you take action, you can reduce or eliminate these charges. Here’s how.

Credit card rejection
10 Reasons Merchants Reject Your Credit Card

on August 5, 2016

Did a rejected credit card leave you stranded at the point of sale? Knowing why this happens can help you avoid such mishaps in the future.

Yard sale
10 Tips for Having a Killer Garage Sale

on June 20, 2016

As the weather warms, yard sale season is heating up. These tips will help you get more for your unwanted stuff.

13 Fitness Hacks That Can Simplify Your Workouts
13 Fitness Hacks That Can Simplify Your Workouts

on April 22, 2016

Some everyday fitness hacks can keep you motivated to exercise when free time is scarce.

couple holding hands
11 Essential Money Matters to Discuss Before Marriage

on April 20, 2016

Planning a wedding? Here’s what you really need to talk about — personal finance and money matters that will be with you when the flower arrangements are long gone.

21 Tricks to Make Groceries Last Longer
21 Tricks to Make Groceries Last Longer

on April 4, 2016

A few simple moves can extend the life of bananas, tomatoes, bread, milk and many other items.

Firefighter
17 High-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

on March 21, 2016

Opting to forgo college doesn’t have to mean opting for low pay.

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Save You Thousands
10 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Save You Thousands

on December 30, 2015

Making a few small changes to your money habits can pay big dividends throughout 2016. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions that will help you rake in the cash.

14 Little Things That Make Life Easier
14 Little Things That Make Life Easier

on December 3, 2015

Because life is too short to spend on irritation and frustration, here are some simple hacks to deal with common problems from brain freeze and stinky shoes to clogged drains.

Female traveler
10 Small Expenses Busting Your Budget

on November 24, 2015

Make a plan to keep more of future paychecks by eliminating these budget-busting, unnecessary expenses.

12 Overlooked Costs of Renting an Apartment
12 Overlooked Costs of Renting an Apartment

on November 24, 2015

If you’re planning to rent an apartment, the advertised rate may not be your only cost. Here are some expenses commonly overlooked by new renters.

7 Tips to Slash the Cost of Car Repairs
7 Tips to Slash the Cost of Car Repairs

on September 29, 2015

You can give a car the care it needs and extend its lifespan without draining your bank account. Just follow these steps.

8 Ways to Avoid Purchasing Counterfeit Products
8 Ways to Avoid Purchasing Counterfeit Products

on September 24, 2015

Counterfeit goods are big business around the world. Here’s how to figure out what’s authentic and what’s not.

5 Smart Money Moves for First-Time College Students
5 Smart Money Moves for First-Time College Students

on September 11, 2015

Headed off to college as a freshman? Here are some tips to help set the foundation for your financial future.

12 Tips to Building a Resume That Gets You Hired
12 Tips to Building a Resume That Gets You Hired

on August 26, 2015

In a tough job market, a resume can help you stand out. Here are a dozen ways to get and hold a hiring manager’s attention.

4 Ways Your Car Spies on You — and How to Protect Yourself
4 Ways Your Car Spies on You — and How to Protect Yourself

on August 25, 2015

Are you being stalked behind the wheel? Here’s how to tell — and what to do about it.

Excited woman shopping online
3 Steps to Repairing Your Own Credit

on August 14, 2015

With a little patience and effort, you can repair your credit without paying for the assistance of a credit repair company.

Vroom! 7 Ways to Boost Your Old Car’s Trade-in Value
Vroom! 7 Ways to Boost Your Old Car’s Trade-in Value

on August 12, 2015

You’re ready to purchase a new car, but there’s one problem: How to get the best price for your old vehicle.

The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

on August 7, 2015

Thinking about jumping ship for a new job opportunity? Here are three reasons why that may be a good idea — and a few potential drawbacks of such a strategy.

41 - 60 of 200