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.

  1. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    6 Things Surviving Spouses Should Know About a VA Mortgage

    Surviving spouses are often eligible for the same VA mortgage benefits as the deceased veteran. But not everybody qualifies. ...
  2. Budgeting & Savings

    How Long Should It Take to Save for a Down Payment?

    As housing prices and the cost of living rise, it can take longer to sock away the means to make a big purchase.
  3. Retirement Savings

    6 Important Facts Retirees Don't Know

    A new study reveals an alarming lack of knowledge among Americans ages 60 to 75 concerning their retirement finances and ...
  4. Real Estate

    The Nation’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Housing Markets

    Nobody can dispute that the housing market has come back, but the recovery has been uneven. Here are the healthiest and unhealthiest ...
  5. Children/Family

    The Cost of Raising a Child in America

    Having a family can be an expensive proposition, but couples who know the numbers can strategize to lower the costs.
  6. Real Estate

    Top 10 Cities for Early Retirees

    If you are looking to take an early retirement, find a place where it's easiest to significantly reduce your cost of living. ...
  7. High Net Worth Living

    How Much Puts You in the 1% in America's Richest Cities

    If you’re looking to join the 1% club, you can do it with an income not far above $100,000, but you won’t be doing it in ...
  8. Real Estate

    Who Pays Mortgage Recording Tax in NYC?

    When you buy in New York City, you even have to pay a tax to record your mortgage. Here's how much.
  9. Retirement Living

    Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed

    Here are 5 smart ways the self-employed can save for retirement. Don't miss out – and get financial advice before picking ...
  10. High Net Worth Living

    The Wealth Effect: Luxury Car Sales Are Up

    The rich are now feeling comfortable about buying luxury cars. Way more comfortable.
  11. Career / Compensation

    25 Highest Paying Companies (and Jobs) in America

    If you work for one of these 25 companies, you’re going to pull in a six-figure salary. Having the right job helps, too. ...
  12. 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.
  13. Retirement Savings

    What Is the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and How Does It Work?

    If you work in the public sector or plan to, FERS ( Federal Employees Retirement System) is an acronym you will soon know ...
  14. Career / Compensation

    Top Paying Freelance Jobs

    Which are the top paying freelance jobs in today's economy? And do they allow a person to actually make a living?
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    How To Fly First Class For Cheap

    Slide into one of those first class (or business class) seats for cheap.