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Kyle Taylor

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The Penny Hoarder
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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They say time is money, and that rings especially true for anyone who has struggled to make ends meet. Walmart has announced it will allow recipients of government benefits save some time when they shop for household essentials. People who receive food stamps will be able to use their EBT cards to pay for groceries online and pick them up. The program will start in the Houston and Boise areas this fall, ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 4:40 PM
It’s not a secret that black families are, on average, likely to have less income and accumulate less wealth than white families in America. That is explained by historic social and economic discrimination that black Americans have faced while attempting to access high-paying jobs, adequate housing and even proper education. Most people are willing to acknowledge that. What most people don’t realize, however, is how wide the economic disparity really is, ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 4:35 PM
If you shop on Amazon a lot, you can assume the website knows a lot about you. Your last 12 addresses. Your taste in books and movies. Its algorithms can probably guess your favorite color. Isn’t it fun that a shopping website knows you so well? Maybe it was… until yesterday, when a glitch in the matrix appeared. People received emails saying a gift was in the mail. A pudgy baby crawled across ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 4:15 PM
What’s not to love about sleeping? It’s free, refreshing and doesn’t require any special skills to master. In fact, a good snooze can make you feel like you won the lottery. No wonder so many people sleep like it’s their job. Alas, all good slumber must come to an end, and waking up can be a real drag. According to a new survey by the “lifetime insomniacs” at Sleep Junkie, how and ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 3:45 PM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will audit about 800,000 private student loan accounts to determine if the trust responsible for the loans followed the law when collecting payments. The CFPB got involved after it was revealed in July that records for at least $5 billion in student loans owned by National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts were missing important documents necessary to prove that the borrowers owed the money. In some cases, ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 3:20 PM
I can’t imagine a more joyous and fulfilling time in my life than when I got to marry my soulmate Justine earlier this year. The weather was perfect in sunny St. Augustine, and we enjoyed the company of friends and family we hadn’t seen for years — some for a decade. But there was one problem that continues to nag me to this day: hashtag shame. Yes, we actually had a hard time ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 3:00 PM
I’ll tell you this right now: Halloween is not my holiday of choice. I usually spend the weeks leading up to Oct. 31 being a grump and refusing to dress up. Then, a few days before, I start feeling left out and just want to go to the party, so I have to piece something together. It always ends up being expensive. And I feel like a fool in a scrappy costume while ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 1:40 PM
Consumers were surprised when Equifax announced a large-scale hack to the public in September, despite having learned of the breach way back on July 29. The hack exposed a security gap that led to the theft of 143 million consumers’ financial information. Investigators later learned the hackers accessed data as far back as mid-May. Now, new details have emerged that show Equifax was hacked in an unrelated attack back in ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 11:05 AM
It was March 6, and I was close to giving up. I was in the midst of my final semester of graduate school. I was interning more than 30 hours a week at a Denver magazine while completing my final deep-dive project, which turned into 250 pages of research. My project’s May 1 deadline seemed unobtainable. In my weekly update to my professors, which was two days late (totally out of character for ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 8:00 AM
You think you have your grocery store figured out. You shop the perimeter to focus on fresh food instead of getting swayed by the packaged stuff. You go early in the morning or late at night to avoid crowds. You even figured out precisely when the store restocks after the busy weekend and which of the baggers will never, ever crush the eggs. But do you really know your grocery store? ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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