Jim Gold

Jim Gold is a reporter and editor who's covered business and personal finance issues since the stock market crash known as Black Monday - October 22, 1987.

Older woman shopping online at a confusing website with tricky sales tactics
5 Online Tricks Retailers Use to Manipulate Us

on February 28, 2023

Here’s how retailers use “dark patterns” on their websites and apps to make us spend more and share private information with them.

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9 Top-Paying Side Hustles Where You Could Earn More Than Full-Time Work

on December 22, 2022

You can be your own boss and achieve work-life balance even while playing video games or fixing cars.

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Kirkland Signature Items to Avoid at Costco

on December 19, 2022

Even if it seems you save a bundle buying Costco’s house-brand products, they are not always a bargain.

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Here’s How Much Social Security Income Retirees Have Left After Medical Costs

on November 16, 2022

Out-of-pocket medical expenses for everything from Medicare premiums to eyeglass exams erode retirement benefits.

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The Top 10 Financial Priorities for Baby Boomers Today

on November 14, 2022

Workers in this generation are focused on one money goal far more than any other.

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How to Build Your Own DIY Air Conditioner in Minutes

on July 26, 2022

This cheap and easy homemade project will help keep you cool all summer.

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The Top 7 Things People Plan to Do in Retirement

on June 28, 2022

See if your anticipation of retirement you have when young matches realization as a senior.

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9 Ways to Brace Your Finances for a Recession

and on May 9, 2022

Many say a recession feels near. Here’s what you should be doing today.

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14 Money Terms to Learn So You Don’t Die Broke

and on February 24, 2022

Want to outlive your money? Ignore these crucial financial concepts.

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The 10 Best Countries for Retiring Overseas in 2022

on February 22, 2022

The pandemic is a great time to explore the possibilities, whether you dream of retiring among tropical beaches, mountain hideaways or culture-rich cities.

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7 Steps to Quickly Eliminate Your Holiday Debt

on January 5, 2022

The holiday season isn’t really wrapped up until the bills are paid. These tips can help you tackle debt fast.

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7 Great Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt

on October 27, 2021

These free and cheap apps and sites can help you pay down debt and achieve financial freedom.

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7 Tips for Planning Your Dream Retirement Overseas

on October 19, 2021

Many retirees get the place right but the due diligence wrong. Here’s what to do if you’re considering retiring abroad.

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12 Smart Money Moves to Make in October

on October 13, 2021

National Financial Planning Month is a good time to get started on a money plan, or to make course corrections.

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10 Common Ways Seniors Get Scammed

on July 27, 2021

Here’s what to watch for to make sure you don’t fall prey to some of the biggest rip-offs targeting seniors.

Woman with a lot of credit card debt
7 Easy Ways to Stay Out of Debt

on June 23, 2021

It doesn’t take much to slip into debt. These tips will help keep you from falling into the depths of fiscal despair.

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9 Social Security Terms Everyone Should Know

on April 20, 2021

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

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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.

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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?

Retirees in Portugal
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.

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