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I write and edit academic, creative, and informational texts for all audiences. My specialty is making complex ideas understandable to the average reader.

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How Being a Late Adopter Can Save You Money

Early adopters often pay through the nose for a clunky first draft of a product that doesn’t work that well yet. Late adopters avoid these problems, and enjoy several other benefits as well.

How Prescription Drug Discount Cards Can Save You Money at the Pharmacy

Prescription drug discount cards offer only modest savings...but for the millions of Americans who can’t afford their medications, that small savings can make a big difference.

How Much House Can You Afford?

Don't get swept off your feet by a house that will stretch your budget to the breaking point. Here's how to figure out how much house you can really afford.

10 Ways Your Brain Is Costing You Money

Our brains can trick us into making choices that seem logical, but don’t stand up to close inspection. These mental traps are called “cognitive biases" - and they can seriously hurt your bottom line if you let them.

8 Tips on How to Improve Your Credit Score Rating

A bad credit score can affect your life in all kinds of ways. Luckily, it's also a problem you can fix. All you have to do is follow these simple rules.

4 Ways to Save Money Long-Term by Spending More Now

There are times when you can save money by spending a little more up front. Here are the life hacks you need to save over the long-term with wise buying.

Are Fitness Activity Trackers Worth the Money?

Fitness trackers have taken the country by storm. But at prices ranging from $60 to $220, are these gizmos worth the money?

7 Best Financial Decisions Young People Can Make to Get Ahead

Good financial decisions can save you thousands of dollars and free up extra time. Here's how to make great money choices based on data from 2,000 people.

4 Worst Financial Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Bad financial decisions can cost you thousands of dollars and years of your life. Here's how to avoid poor money choices based on data from 2,000 people.

10 Ways to Save Money on Affordable Car Insurance

Drivers pay more each year for insurance than they do for maintenance, tires, or even gas. But with these tips, you can lower your premiums by hundreds of dollars a year.

5 Best Money-Saving Strategies Proven to Work for Anyone

In a survey, 2,000 people named the five money-saving strategies that actually worked for them. Here's how to make them work for you too.

12+ Free Government and Charity Resources for Emergency Financial Assistance

You can't always avoid a financial crisis, but you can keep it from crushing you. There are plenty of programs out there – some run by the government, some by charities – that can help keep the bills paid until you get back on your feet.

Read More While Spending Less

If you love new books but hate the price tags, here are the best sources of cheap books - and better yet, free books - for the bookworm on a budget.

7 Stores With Price Match Guarantees

Today, comparison shopping can showing a price from one store and asking another store to match it. Here's how to use price matching at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more.

Should I Repair or Replace a Broken Appliance? – Here’s How to Decide

Broken appliances can be a real drag. If you’ve got one sitting around, there are a few simple rules that can help you figure out whether to repair it or replace it.