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. 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. ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Are Mortgages Available for Mobile Homes?

    You can get a loan for a mobile home, but it may not be a mortgage. These are the choices for funding manufactured housing.
  7. Real Estate

    7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel a Kitchen

    Tackle the priciest parts first – the cabinets and counters – and use our other ideas to slash your costs on a kitchen remodel.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Budgeting & Savings

    How Much Cash Should I Keep in the Bank?

    Which portion of your money belongs in a bank, not somewhere else?
  14. 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. ...
  15. 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.