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. Laws & Regulations

    Do Retirement Accounts Go Through Probate?

    It's tough when retirement accounts have go through probate, tying up those funds after death. Here is how you can prevent ...
  2. Retirement Living

    Find the Best Senior Discounts

    First, Social Security rose a measly 0.3%. Now, the national parks lifetime pass is going up 8 times. Yet another reason ...
  3. Buzz & Trending

    5 Top-Grossing Broadway Musicals

    These long-running musicals have brought in a lot of cash.
  4. Career / Compensation

    The 39 Most Popular, Most Flexible Companies

    This list marries LinkedIn's list of popular companies with the FlexJobs database to determine which popular employers offer ...
  5. Marriage / Divorce

    Which States Are Community Property States?

    There are nine community property states. Here's what 'community property' means when a couple divorces.
  6. Retirement Living

    12 Tips for Retiring with Just $50K Net Worth

    One in three Americans haven’t saved anything for retirement, let alone $50K. Here’s a dozen things that you can do to help ...
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Cash Out vs. Rate/Term Mortgage Refinancing Loans

    Understanding the pros and cons of each type of mortgage loan.
  8. Retirement Living

    Why Retiring on 70% of Your Income Might Be Tough

    Before you're sure that 70% will be enough to support you in retirement, figure out what your life costs now and how it might ...
  9. High Net Worth Strategy

    How To Fly First Class For Cheap

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

    5 Secrets You Didn't Know About a 529 Plan

    When starting a 529 plan for your child's college fund, keep these details in mind.
  11. Retirement Savings

    Retirement: What Percentage of Salary to Save?

    Researchers have looked at the percentage of salary you should save to ensure you end up with enough for a comfortable retirement. ...
  12. Retirement Savings

    What's the Average 401(k) Balance by Age?

    How much people have put away for retirement varies, naturally, by old they are. See how your savings stack up.
  13. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    4 Unusual Ways to Tap Assets for Cash

    These innovative ways to raise cash tap assets like your home, your car, even your unused vacation days – but they come with ...
  14. Career / Compensation

    More Bans on ‘What’s Your Salary?’ Job Interview Question

    These bans are becoming more common in the public sector, but it may take time for the private sector to follow suit.
  15. Real Estate

    Most U.S. Homes Worth Less Than Before the Recession

    Two out of three U.S. homes are worth less than in 2007.