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. Laws & Regulations

    Should You Really Pay to Erase Your Name From the Internet?

    Should you pay to erase your name from the internet? In the case of an arrest record in the form of a posted mug shot, the answer may very well be yes.
  2. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    BillGuard (Prosper Daily) vs. LifeLock: What's Best?

    If you’re looking for identity-theft protection, it’s been BillGuard vs. LifeLock. So which of these two apps is best for you? Let’s take a look and see.
  3. Pensions

    Watch Out for These Hidden Pension Fees

    You’re not likely to even detect pension fees unless a pension fund puts them in disclosure documents. But more recipients are beginning to ask questions.
  4. Retirement Savings

    Do You Owe Taxes on Your 401(k) When You Retire?

    The taxes you owe on your 401(k) at retirement depend on whether your funds are in a regular 401(k) or the Roth type. You may need tax help to work it out.
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Refinancing Mortgages: Cash Out Vs. Rate/Term

    Understanding the pros and cons of each type of mortgage loan.
  6. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Getting a Mortgage in Your 50s

    The financial considerations are different when you take out a mortgage in your 50s. Here's what you need to review as you calculate the pros and cons.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Should I Consolidate My Two Mortgages?

    Consolidating your loans or mortgage may make sense for you, especially when interest rates are low. Here's what you should know.
  8. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Before You Pay Bills with a Medical Credit Card...

    A medical credit card can look like an easy way to pay for dental work or cosmetic surgery, but it comes with serious risks.
  9. Retirement Living

    Impact of Continuing to Work in Retirement

    What if you just kept working instead of retiring when you reach 65 or 66? Here's how to calculate how it would affect your retirement benefits – and you.
  10. Retirement Savings

    How to Set up a Trust Fund If You're Not Rich

    You don't need to be wealthy to create your own trust fund. Here's why and how to go about it.
  11. Retirement Living

    Is Your Mortgage Robbing Your Retirement?

    If you picked the mortgage with the lowest possible monthly payment, you may be blowing what could be your retirement money on mortgage interest.
  12. Retirement Savings

    11 Social Security Calculators Worth Your Time

    The safest Social Security calculators to use when figuring benefits are on the official website. The best are the ones that access your actual record.
  13. ETFs

    A Gold Bug's ETF Plays (GLD, GDX)

    Gold has become a popular investment. These ETFs can help gain exposure to this precious metal.
  14. Retirement Living

    6 Things Retirees Should Know About Obamacare

    How will health insurance coverage change when you stop working? Here is a need-to-know short list of factors.
  15. ETFs

    ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
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