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
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April 23, 2016
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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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
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April 21, 2016
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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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
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April 13, 2016
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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A Conversation With ...
Entrepreneur and Consumer Finance Advocate Howard Dvorkin
By: Brian Hughes
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March 17, 2016
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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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
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January 27, 2016
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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Building A Business As A Consumer Advocate
Q&A With Financial Expert Howard Dvorkin
By: Steve Olenski
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November 28, 2015
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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