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. Savings

    How Volatile Exchange Rates Affect Your Vacation

    Those ever-changing fluctuations can make a difference in anything from your hotel room to an ATM transaction.
  2. Credit & Loans

    Millennials Guide: Picking the Best Rewards Cards

    There are perks a-plenty on offer, but you have to find the right plastic for your lifestyle.
  3. Retirement

    Maxing Out Your 401(k) Is Profitable: Here's Why

    It's shocking, but most American workers (73%) have no 401(k) retirement funds. Start saving now to anchor your retirement.
  4. Credit & Loans

    5 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Points

    How to get the most bang for your rewards buck.
  5. Investing Basics

    6 Smart Strategies to Invest Your Extra Cash Now

    The world's stock markets are shaky, to say the least. Should you hold onto your cash or bargain hunt?
  6. Credit & Loans

    Travel Tips: Avoid Exchange Rate Headaches

    How to avoid the most common issues and hassles raised by exchange rates while traveling abroad.
  7. Insurance

    How to Shop for Home Insurance

    Tips for getting the best protection for your place and possessions.
  8. Personal Finance

    Best Ways to Exchange Currency

    How to avoid fees and get the best deal for your dollar.
  9. Credit & Loans

    5 Ways to Up Your Credit Score in 90 days or Less

    Getting that credit report glowing again may be easier than you think. Read on for some quick fixes.
  10. Credit & Loans

    Websites That Give Your True Credit Score for Free

    A few websites do provide your true credit score – or something very close to it. Here's where to find them.
  11. Credit & Loans

    Can You Hit The Highest Credit Score?

    Yes – it's doable. But the real question is, does it matter?
  12. Credit & Loans

    Credit Score vs. Credit Report: Which Is Better?

    They sound alike, but can serve very different ends.
  13. Credit & Loans

    The Journey to a Great Credit Score

    How people starting out can get on the credit grid and establish a solid record.
  14. Retirement

    Retire in Costa Rica with $200,000 of Savings?

    It's quite doable in this Central American oasis.
  15. Retirement

    Can You Retire in Brazil with $200,000 of Savings?

    Brazil has a lot to offer the expat. The cost of living and healthcare are cheaper, and the pace is unhurried. But educate yourself about the taxes.
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