Krystal Steinmetz

A former television and radio reporter, I stay at home with my two young children, run a small craft business and freelance for Money Talks News. I have a BA in journalism from the University of Montana. Montana born and raised, I spent my childhood in the mountains, and now live in the rural plains of northern Montana. You can usually find me reading, working on home improvement projects, creating new chic crafts and chasing after my energetic kiddos.

10 Iconic Brands That Disappeared and 7 That May Soon Follow

and on October 21, 2020

The pandemic is blamed for pushing familiar U.S. brands into bankruptcy this year.

12 Smart Money Moves to Make in October

on October 1, 2020

It’s hard — maybe impossible — to reach goals without planning. National Financial Planning Month is a good time to get started or to make course corrections.

15 Major Companies That Filed for Bankruptcy Due to the Pandemic

on August 29, 2020

Unprecedented financial pressure is sending many retailers and restaurants to bankruptcy court. Is your favorite on the list?

10 Countries Where Retirees Can Live Large and Save Big

on August 6, 2020

Weigh the attractions of these nations offering a happy and fulfilling retirement.

How to Build Your Own DIY Air Conditioner in Minutes

on July 27, 2020

This cheap and easy homemade project will help keep you cool all summer. Check out the article and video below.

4 Types of Economic Damage Experts Predict From COVID-19

on July 9, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has upended lives and livelihoods and will leave long-lasting damage to the U.S. economy, analysts say.

9 Ways to Brace Your Finances for the New Recession

and on June 23, 2020

A recession is officially underway. Here’s what you should be doing today.

Overseas Retirement: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

on June 2, 2020

Consider these highlights, lowlights and tips from Americans who have done it themselves.

The 2 Best Places to Retire Overseas in 2020

on May 11, 2020

These destinations offer affordability, good health care and mild climates.

9 Social Security Terms Everyone Should Know

on April 30, 2020

How many of these key Social Security concepts do you know?

4 Steps to Prepare for an Income Emergency

on April 28, 2020

Many Americans are ill-prepared to deal with financial disruptions. If that’s you, here’s how to turn it around.

How to Get In on Real Estate Investing Even If You Don’t Have Much Money

on April 27, 2020

Now you can expand your portfolio beyond typical stocks and bonds and join the wealthy, who long have benefited from investing in real estate.

16 Tips to Avoid Costly Kitchen Burns While Stuck at Home

on April 24, 2020

Hospitals are seeing more burns during the coronavirus lockdown. Here’s how to stay safe and avoid costly injuries.

Make 24 Times More on Your Savings

on April 15, 2020

This online bank offers a way to build savings at a rate far above the national average.

This Tool Can Save You Hundreds on Recurring Costs

on April 14, 2020

It’s so easy to lose track of how much you spend on subscriptions and more. This app makes it easy to monitor and cancel unwanted payments.

Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here Are 5 Options

on April 8, 2020

Can’t pay your tax bill? Find out how to keep yourself from getting on Uncle Sam’s bad side.

How to Eat Healthy During the Coronavirus Crisis

on April 1, 2020

Even if many of your supermarket’s shelves are bare, these tips will help you maintain your immune system.

Marooned at Home? Earn Some Cash Playing on Your Computer

on March 23, 2020

Earn cash by reading emails, taking surveys, playing games, shopping and signing up for offers through this website.

Suddenly Working From Home? 5 Tips to Stay Focused and Sane

on March 16, 2020

Fewer distractions, more-efficient meetings and a comfortable work environment can make you even more productive.

How to Earn 80 Times More on Your Savings

on February 18, 2020

This company offers a larger return to smaller investors — and a way to help the small-business community at the same time.

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