Tim Parker

Tim Parker has a Bachelors and Masters in Education and is the owner of ECS, a company specializing in financial and small business content for print and online media. His work is published on many of the best known media outlets as well as magazines, industry publications, and newspapers. He also runs breakingfinancenews.com and bibledollar.com. He loves all things creative and is passionate about volunteering in the nonprofit sector. Tim lives in Florida where he often sets up a mobile office on the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

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  1. College graduates - use these tax benefits to ease your transition into the 'real world.'
    Savings

    Money-Saving Tax Breaks For College Grads

    Even if you graduate from college with a heavy debt load – especially if you do – use these tax benefits to ease your transition into the 'real world.'
  2. How high a credit score do you need to get a home mortgage or buy a car? Read on for some actual numbers.
    Credit & Loans

    How High Is A 'Good' Credit Score?

    How high a credit score do you need to get a home mortgage or buy a car? Read on for some actual numbers.
  3. A high-interest card with no annual fee and some good rewards, the Walmart Credit Card is worth a look, especially if you regularly shop at Walmart.
    Credit & Loans

    Review: The Walmart Credit Card

    A high-interest card with no annual fee and some good rewards, the Walmart Credit Card is worth a look, especially if you regularly shop at Walmart.
  4. There are two types of credit inquiries, but only one can lower your credit score. Learn the difference and act accordingly.
    Credit & Loans

    Do Credit Inquiries Hurt Your Credit Score?

    There are two types of credit inquiries, but only one can lower your credit score. Learn the difference and act accordingly.
  5. A description of the top retirement plans for self-employed
    Retirement

    Self-Employed? Top Plans For Retirement Savings

    Here are 5 smart ways the self-employed can save for retirement. Some also work for your employees. But get financial advice before picking a strategy.
  6. Capital One's VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card offers travelers no annual fee and a menu of perks.
    Credit & Loans

    Review: The VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

    Capital One's VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card offers travelers no annual fee and a menu of perks.
  7. Understanding what are the differences or relationships between retirement plans and pensions
    Retirement

    Smart Retirement Strategies Even Without A Pension

    Not every retirement plan is a pension. Know the difference and decide which options are best for you. Even without a pension, there are good choices.
  8. Short article explaining the basics of Cash Advances, how the work, who to obtain them and what are some of its main characteristics - Unbiased and only informative
    Savings

    Before You Take That Cash Advance

    Understand who benefits most from cash advances – and when it might make sense to get one.
  9. Medicare open enrollment lasts until December 7 – January 1 to February 14 is the Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. Time to review your coverage!
    Retirement

    Do You Have The Medicare You Need?

    Medicare open enrollment lasts until December 7 – January 1 to February 14 is the Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. Time to review your coverage!
  10. What are the limits on car title loans? Who sets the limits? A short article that explains somebody who will get a car title loan how the limits on the loan work
    Credit & Loans

    Car Title Loan Limits

    You can usually get 25% to 50% of a car's value - but could pay more in interest than you borrowed if the loan rolls over a lot before it's paid off.
  11. Benefits of Home Depot credit card
    Credit & Loans

    Costs And Benefits Of A Home Depot Credit Card

    You probably have at least one regular credit card. Does it make sense to get one branded by Home Depot? Here's why you might benefit – or not.
  12. Understanding the basics of Medigap.
    Insurance

    Medigap Insurance: Who Needs It?

    You already have Medicare. Why would you need to spend more money on Medigap? Here's why.
  13. Top Ways to protect your purchases from credit card hackers or security breaches.
    Credit & Loans

    7 Ways To Protect Against Credit Card Hacks

    If you haven't been hacked yet, it may just be a matter of time. Here's how to protect yourself as much as possible before it happens – and afterwards.
  14. How to fill out a HUD-1 form explaining what each line or part of the form is about
    Home & Auto

    HUD-1 Form: What Must Be On It

    You can't close on property involving federally related mortgages without a HUD-1 form. Use these instructions for a correct form so you close on time.
  15. What a credit card breach means for the regular consumer?
    Credit & Loans

    Credit Card Breach: How To Stay Safe

    You learn that credit card numbers have been stolen from a store you use. How to protect yourself in general – and what to do if you learn you're a victim.
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