Howard Dvorkin In The News

Howard Dvorkin In The News

Interviews and Articles Surrounding Howard Dvorkin.

Howard Dvorkin in the News
50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017
There are an incredible number of people moving and shaking the existing global business environment. Here are some of them.
By: Peter Daisyme
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur
There are an incredible number of people moving and shaking the existing global business environment. They're doing this by disrupting industries that previously were starting to feel a bit stale to those in those industries or reliant on their products and services.

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7 Smart Ways to Spend a $1,000 Tax Refund
If you're indecisive, you may find this is more stressful than not getting a $1,000 tax refund at all.
By: Geoff Williams
February 21, 2017
U.S. News & World Report
You could be coming into some money soon. According to the Internal Revenue Service, in 2016, 111 million Americans received tax refunds, with the average amount being $2,860.

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5 Expert Ways to Manage Your Holiday Bills in the New Year
By: Ashley Macey
January 09, 2017
Brit + Co.
According to November’s TD Bank’s Merry Money Survey, 78 percent of Americans believe they overspent during the holidays, and less than half of consumers planned to pay for holiday bills as they purchased things in the months leading up to those gift-giving finales.

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Trying to Dig Out of Debt? Don't Make These Mistakes
Your plans for making things better could be making things worse.
By: Geoff Williams
August 19, 2016
U.S. News & World Report
"The single biggest mistake I've seen repeatedly in 20 years can be summed up like this: believing ridiculous get-rich-quick schemes and doubting legitimate get-out-of-debt programs."

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Got a Student Loan? Don’t Drop Out of College!
The path to career success has narrowed considerably over the past few years.
By: Terri Williams
August 09, 2016
GoodCall
Howard Dvorkin, CPA and chairman of Debt.com, believes there’s something inherently wrong with the student loan process. “You can still be a teenager and owe tens of thousands of dollars – that’s ridiculous; rental car agencies won’t let you drive off the lot until you’re 25 because they don’t trust you with their expensive vehicle,” he says.

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Student Debt Puts a Damper on Dating After College
Ah to be young and in love! Turns out it may not be so easy when you're also young and in debt.
By: Nicole Audrey
August 07, 2016
NBC News
"Let's be honest, any debt is toxic to your love life," said Howard Dvorkin, CPA and Chairman of Debt.com. "I've counseled couples on their finances for more than two decades, and I've seen debt nearly destroy their relationships — especially when one partner has a lot and the other has little or none."

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30 Money Mistakes You’re Probably Making This Summer
You certainly don’t want to be paying for those mistakes the rest of the year.
By: Cameron Huddleston
July 24, 2016
Go Banking Rates
Summer is a time to cut loose and have fun. But, if you’re not careful, that fun can lead to overspending, failing to keep tabs on your finances and making money mistakes due to distractions.

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Beware hidden fees on prepaid debit cards
Prepaid debit cards can be a convenience, but at what cost?
By: Sheryl Nance-Nash
July 10, 2016
Newsday
“Ever heard of death by a thousand cuts? Some prepaid cards kill you with a long list of fees. Each by itself might be small, but add them up and they can kill you,” says Howard Dvorkin, founder of Debt.com. “Before you know it you’re out of $50.”

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In The News: 9 Things Young Professionals Can Do Now to Have More Later
With massive student loan debt, a tough job market and stagnant wages, millennials face an uphill battle when it comes to getting ahead.
By: Morgan Quinn
May 19, 2016
GoBankingRates.com
If you are a millennial, you can learn crucial information that will help pad your savings. Even in today’s challenging economy, millennials have the power to take control of the present and create a bright financial future.

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In The News: 3 Money Secrets From Successful Entrepreneurs
Protect your finances like the pros do.
By: Brian Bienkowski
April 28, 2016
PowerWallet.com
“Money is an integral part of everyone’s life,” says Dvorkin. “It should be given the attention and care that people give their cars, electronics and other valued possessions. Actually, it should receive more attention, because without money you won’t have those possessions, unless you go into debt for them.”

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In The News: How to Kill Your Debt Collector — with Kindness
Here are 3 ways to get rid of a debt collector, with a smile.
By: Brian Bienkowski
April 26, 2016
PowerWallet.com
Consumers are protected against nasty, unfair and deceptive debt collection practices under the the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Act doesn’t make the debt collection process any more pleasant, but it does give you an opportunity to simply, and kindly, dismiss the debt collector under certain circumstances.

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In The News: Why You Are Unjustifiably Confident About Your Retirement
While Americans’ confidence in having enough money to retire is remaining steady, preparation for those golden years still seems to lack.
By: Chris Metinko
April 23, 2016
TheStreet.com
Workers who felt very confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement dropped just one percentage point from last year to 21% according to the Employee Benefit Research Institutes annual Retirement Confidence Survey.

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In The News: Are Americans Convenience Crazy?
We have all heard the saying “time is money,” but more Americans like never before apparently believe their time is extremely valuable.
By: Chris Metinko
April 21, 2016
MainStreet.com
New numbers from online advisor Personal Finance show U.S. adults — especially young adults — are willing to spend more for convenience, often increasing simple costs of day-to-day living. This is despite the fact that 60% say they haven’t taken any precautionary steps for a potential economic downturn.

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In The News: Is Your Cost of Living Draining Your Savings?
Saving money is tough. Is your city making it tougher?
By: Brian Bienkowski
April 14, 2016
PowerWallet.com
Howard Dvorkin, chairman of the financial news site Debt.com, doesn’t believe people take cost of living serious enough when they’re choosing where to buy or rent. “People generally look at a few basic things: employment opportunities, weather, and hip neighborhoods,” notes Dvorkin. “But before they even consider those things, they should be researching places where their salaries can comfortably handle the cost of living.”

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In The News: What is "Debt Detachment Disease"?
The Street announced the discovery of a new ailment afflicting millions of Americans, both rich and poor: Debt Detachment Disease.
By: Steve Rhode
April 13, 2016
TheHuffingtonPost.com
The term was coined by Howard Dvorkin, a CPA and chairman of Debt.com. Dvorkin says he was looking for a way to explain a troubling statistic; 1 in 10 families earning $100,000 or more have no savings, according to a recent Pew Charitable Trusts study.

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In The News: We Feel We're Living the American Dream, but Do We Suffer Debt Detachment Disease?
While Americans are known for their lack of savings and credit card debt, more are feeling secure in their own financial well-being and think they are living the American Dream.
By: Chris Metinko
April 09, 2016
TheStreet.com
Nearly 63% believe they are living the so-called Dream, compared with 59% only five years ago, according to the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll. The number of Americans who believe their personal financial situation is excellent to good reached the highest rate since June 2013 at 45%.

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In The News: Top 3 Ways to Waste Your Tax Refund
If you plan on wasting your tax refund, do it right and spend it on these big ticket items.
By: Brian Bienkowski
April 06, 2016
PowerWallet.com
Believe it or not, most Americans don’t waste their tax refund. They enhance their retirement savings, build their emergency funds or put it toward their debts. But there are still some hold outs, some outliers who shun common sense personal finance objectives.

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Transferring your credit card balance isn’t smart, if you do these four dumb things.
By: Brian Bienkowski
March 31, 2016
PowerWallet.com
Howard Dvorkin, Chairman of Debt.com, has seen people transfer balances with good intentions, but then flush those intentions down the toilet. “Consumers love low interest rate cards, especially when they can transfer a hefty balance to one,” says Dvorkin. “But sometimes they lose sight of why they transferred the balance in the first place, and get themselves into serious trouble.”

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In The News: A Conversation With ...
Entrepreneur and Consumer Finance Advocate Howard Dvorkin
By: Brian Hughes
March 17, 2016
TheHuffingtonPost.com
As a solopreneur myself, I always enjoy talking with fellow entrepreneurs about what sparked them to take the plunge and start their own business and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Recently, I spoke with personal finance expert and consumer advocate Howard Dvorkin.

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In The News: Discover it Secured Credit Card Review
With rewards perks and a low minimum deposit, see if the Discover it secured card is right for you.
By: Laura Woods
January 27, 2016
GOBankingRates.com
On Jan. 25, Discover debuted its Discover it Secured Credit Card, offering consumers the chance to establish or reestablish credit. While many banks offer secured credit card options, the Discover it card is a rare find owed to its rewards program and no annual fee.

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In The News: Building A Business As A Consumer Advocate
Q&A With Financial Expert Howard Dvorkin
By: Steve Olenski
November 28, 2015
Forbes.com
The world of finance is not one I am normally prone to play in, if you will. But being the uber-curious person that I am, I was intrigued by the possibility of speaking with Howard Dvorkin, a personal finance expert and consumer advocate. He has established himself and his personal brand over the past 15+ years. I recently had the chance to ask him a few questions as I was curious as to how he got started, what he did to build his brand and so on.

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