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. Retirement

    10 Ways to Save Your Retirement: It's Not Too Late

    It's not too late to start saving for your retirement, even if you took longer to start thinking about it and doing something about it.
  2. Retirement

    Retire on 70% of Your Income? Why It's Not Enough

    Many people think 70% will be enough to support them in retirement, but they forget a few significant expenses that could lurk in the future.
  3. Home & Auto

    Top-Tier Home Security Systems: Which Are Best?

    Here's help sorting out the different types of home security systems, which features will work best for you and the costs.
  4. Entrepreneurship

    What’s a Good Profit Margin for a New Business?

    Surprisingly, the younger your company is, the better its numbers may look.
  5. Entrepreneurship

    What's a Good Profit Margin for a Mature Business?

    How to determine if the amount you clear dovetails with the competition.
  6. Savings

    The Top Seven 529 Plans for 2015

    With so many choices and so many features (tax advantages, fees, annualized returns) to consider, it's hard to know which 529 plan to choose. Here's help.
  7. Entrepreneurship

    Hire Your Kids at Your Small Business – Here's Why

    And how to make sure you do it the right way, following IRS guidelines.
  8. Entrepreneurship

    Should You Hire Your Kids to Work for You?

    If you own a small business, hiring your kids is a no-brainer. But there may also be reasons not to. Here are six questions to ask yourself.
  9. Personal Finance

    Designer Luggage: Is It Worth the Money?

    You can spend anywhere from $35 to $3,500 on luggage. Is an expensive suitcase necessarily a better suitcase?
  10. Entrepreneurship

    Daniel Wellington's Unique Business Model

    The watchmaker makes classic-looking, good quality timepieces for around $200. How is this possible?
  11. Retirement

    Don't Miss Out on a 401(k) Match

    If your employer matches your 401(k) contributions, fund your plan up to the maximum they'll match. Unless, of course, you don't like free money.
  12. Credit & Loans

    Home-Equity Loans: A How-To Guide

    Looking for a home-equity loan? The rules are the same as for any other purchase: First, educate yourself, then shop for the best deal.
  13. Personal Finance

    10 Tips for Strategic Networking

    Learn the rules of networking so you can operate like a pro. After all, maintaining a strong network is essential in today's job environment.
  14. Credit & Loans

    5 Steps To Getting a Home-Equity Loan/Credit Line

    Want to use your residence as collateral for some financing? Our handy how-to guide to getting a home-equity loan or line of credit explains it all.
  15. Retirement

    Maxing Out Your 401(k) vs. an IRA or Roth IRA

    What is the best way to save for retirement? Max out your 401(k)? Add an IRA? And what about the Roth? Your questions, answered.
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