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. Real Estate

    Benefits of Living in NJ While Working in NYC

    Living in New Jersey while working in NYC can have its advantages. A look at some of them.
  2. Real Estate

    The 8 Best U.S. Cities for Millennials

    For Millennials who want a tech- and start-up-friendly locale, these urban centers fill the bill, but they may need roommates ...
  3. Career / Compensation

    Salary vs. Hourly: How Benefits and Laws Differ

    Hourly workers could be losing paid overtime and what makes you exempt is also in flux. The law now and what may change.
  4. Retirement Savings

    How Is Your 401(k) Taxed When You Retire?

    The taxes you owe on your 401(k) at retirement depend on whether your funds are in a regular 401(k) or the Roth type.
  5. Real Estate

    Luxury Homes in 2017: A Buyer's Market

    Now – while the buyer's market lasts and before interest rates rise again – may be the ideal time to buy a luxury home.
  6. Budgeting & Savings

    How Much Cash Should I Keep in the Bank?

    Which portion of your money belongs in a bank, not somewhere else?
  7. 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. ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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. ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...