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Getting financial advice on the Internet isn’t always easy. It can be hard to know who’s a real expert and who’s advice will lead you astray. Howard Dvorkin is a CPA and certified personal finance expert. He’s personally counseled thousands of people and started one of the largest and leading credit counseling agencies in the U.S., so you can trust he knows what he’s talking about. Browse Howard’s latest Ask the Expert video responses here or head to the bottom of the page to ask Howard your own questions directly.

Holiday Shopping Will Be Boring this Year
By: Howard Dvorkin
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24 November 2021, 2:13 pm
Good luck finding great deals. With inflation and supply problems, you’ll need to work harder to save anything. Here’s how to do that and still keep your holiday cheer.
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Your Inflation Solution: Don’t Make a Move
By: Howard Dvorkin
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17 November 2021, 3:00 pm
These days, the worst way to save money is to find a great deal.
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3 Ways to Keep Inflation from Deflating Your Monthly Budget
By: Howard Dvorkin
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20 October 2021, 5:45 pm
Your spending doesn’t need to go up just because prices do. Here’s how to be smart about inflation.
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There’s No Forgiving the Federal Government’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program
By: Howard Dvorkin
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11 October 2021, 1:39 pm
60 Minutes may have grabbed the headlines LAST week, but the problems certainly aren't new. Neither are the solutions.
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Poll: Renters Want to Buy a Home for the Wrong Reasons
By: Howard Dvorkin
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31 August 2021, 12:44 pm
Yet they can’t afford the right home for the right reasons, either. Here’s how to fix both problems.
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Back-to-School Shopping Will Soon Become a National Crisis
By: Howard Dvorkin
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11 August 2021, 4:32 pm
What was once an adorable annual ritual is already a serious financial problem.
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