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 Items You Should Buy Generic (and 4 You Shouldn’t)
12 Items You Should Buy Generic (and 4 You Shouldn’t)

on August 4, 2015

Name-brand items often aren’t worth the extra cost. Here’s a list of items you should always buy generic, along with a few exceptions to the rule.

5 Ways You Sabotage Hopes of Getting Rich
5 Ways You Sabotage Hopes of Getting Rich

on July 16, 2015

Does money burn a hole in your pocket? If so, you are unlikely to ever get rich. Here are five common ways to kill financial dreams.

5 Money Moves Newlyweds Should Make but Often Don’t
5 Money Moves Newlyweds Should Make but Often Don’t

on July 15, 2015

After the honeymoon phase, reality sets in. Money woes can destroy a marriage — here are five ways to avoid them.

6 Ways to Keep Bad Credit From Killing a Small Business Dream
6 Ways to Keep Bad Credit From Killing a Small Business Dream

on June 30, 2015

Don’t let bruised credit wreck your entrepreneurial dreams. Here are some great ways to get alternative funding for your venture.

13 Ways to Clip the Cost of Child Care
13 Ways to Clip the Cost of Child Care

on June 26, 2015

Tired of spending a fortune on child care? Here are some tips to help you cut — or even eliminate — costs.

8 Wise Money Moves to Make With Your Bonus
8 Wise Money Moves to Make With Your Bonus

on June 19, 2015

Congratulations on your bonus! Here are nine smart ways to put the funds to good use.

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Health Insurance
10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Health Insurance

on June 18, 2015

Choosing health insurance is complicated, but a little homework can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year.

6 Tricks to Save Hundreds On Your Car Loan
6 Tricks to Save Hundreds On Your Car Loan

on June 11, 2015

You can save big money by using some simple tips to shorten the time it takes to pay off a car loan.

5 Hot Wearable Technologies
5 Hot Wearable Technologies

on May 20, 2015

2015 is the year of the wearables. Here are some devices that can help with everything from your workout to a better night’s sleep.

Bring Out Your Inner Chef: 11 Best Apps for Better Meals
Bring Out Your Inner Chef: 11 Best Apps for Better Meals

on May 18, 2015

Want to spice up your life? Here are some useful kitchen apps to help you embrace your inner chef.

8 Android Hacks Every User Should Know
8 Android Hacks Every User Should Know

on May 5, 2015

Simple tricks to extend battery life, employ facial recognition, monitor data usage and more to leverage your Android device and simplify your life.

8 Superfoods That Dramatically Boost Health
8 Superfoods That Dramatically Boost Health

on May 1, 2015

Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated — just stick with the basics. Here are eight ways to get started.

15 Travel Apps to Help Make the Most of Your Next Trip
15 Travel Apps to Help Make the Most of Your Next Trip

on April 29, 2015

Travel presents challenges, but apps address an amazing array of them — from finding last-minute rooms at cut rates and pinpointing ATMs around the globe to translating signs into English.

13 iPhone 6 Hacks Everyone Should Know
13 iPhone 6 Hacks Everyone Should Know

on April 28, 2015

If you’re an iPhone enthusiast, you probably keep up with the latest apps, updates and accessories, but you might be missing some of your phone’s most useful features.

5 Outrageously Expensive Homes for Sale in L.A.
5 Outrageously Expensive Homes for Sale in L.A.

on April 21, 2015

Interested to see how the “1 percent” live? You’ve come to the right place.

Woman exercising
6 Fitness Apps That Will Save You Time and Money in 2020

on April 20, 2015

Use these apps to turn your smartphone into a low-cost electronic personal trainer.

9 Great Apps for Sports Fans
9 Great Apps for Sports Fans

on April 17, 2015

Can’t get enough of your favorite team? Then we have some great apps for you.

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses
5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

on April 16, 2015

Small business owners need to be aware of five scams that could cripple the bottom line.

3 Common Myths About Preapproved Credit Card Offers
3 Common Myths About Preapproved Credit Card Offers

on March 25, 2015

These three misconceptions often accompany those unsolicited credit card offers you receive in the mail.

7 Rental Car ‘Gotchas’ and How to Avoid Them
7 Rental Car ‘Gotchas’ and How to Avoid Them

on March 20, 2015

Renting a car in the near future? Don’t make the mistake of paying more than you intend to, or more than you should.

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