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. Entrepreneurship

    ‘Happy Birthday to You’ Belongs to Everyone Now

    A class action lawsuit over the copyright to the iconic American song “Happy Birthday to You” ends by placing the ubiquitous ditty in the public domain.
  2. Retirement

    Smart Ways to Tap Your Retirement Portfolio

    A rundown of strategies, from what to liquidate first to how much to withdraw, along with their tax consquences.
  3. Credit & Loans

    New Rules May Make It Easier to Get a Mortgage

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have come to terms with lenders on how to solve mortgage disputes. This could be good news for people with lower credit ratings.
  4. Taxes

    Free 2016 Tax Preparation! Top Online Services

    A place that fills out and files your taxes free of charge? It's no myth, as long as you have a simple return. Read on to find the top preparers.
  5. Insurance

    Beware the Sneaky Math of Universal Life Insurance

    Universal life insurance's cash value can be a cash cow – if there's any left. Read on to see if it'll work as an income source after you've retired.
  6. Retirement

    Shopping the New Retirement Products

    There are more options than ever for retirement portfolios these days. Choosing the right product comes down to your needs, time and management style.
  7. Investing

    Retirees: 7 Lessons from 2008 for the Next Crisis

    When the last big market crisis hit, many retirees ran to the sidelines. Next time, there are better ways to manage your portfolio.
  8. Taxes

    Taxes: H&R Block Vs. TurboTax Vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  9. Investing Basics

    8 Challenges to Retirees’ Portfolios in 2016

    World stock markets in turmoil, rising interest rates, higher Medicare costs...this year could be a tough one for retirees to navigate financially.
  10. Insurance

    Jan. 31 is Sunday: Almost No Time to Duck Obamacare Penalty

    If you don't have health insurance, act NOW or you could owe penalties on your 2016 taxes, in addition to this year's.
  11. Retirement

    You’re Leaving: Should Your 401(k) Stay?

    Companies now want departing employees to keep their 401(k) plans invested with the firm's manager. Is that a good idea, or should you take it with you?
  12. Budgeting

    Got a Raise? 7 Smart Things to Do With It

    If you get a raise and spend all of it each month, from a wealth-building perspective you didn’t get a raise at all. Make that extra money work for you.
  13. Retirement

    Can My Pension Fund Embrace Automated Investing?

    Robo-advisors are the hot thing in investment management. Is one coming to a retirement fund near you, or does your fund still have a human manager?
  14. Savings

    How Bank Cost-Cutting Could Affect You

    Banks are looking to cut costs. If history is any guide, it could be at your expense. Here's how to protect yourself.
  15. Home & Auto

    Stormy Winter Weather: Do This to Survive

    Maybe you’ll get through the winter without dealing with a(nother) monster storm, but it’s best to be ready. Work down this checklist.
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