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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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Meal kits don’t necessarily save you money in the long run, but they do save you time, which could be just as valuable. But what if you’re a vegetarian? You may think you’d end up saving some money compared to your carnivorous friends, but that might not be the case. According to a Time MONEY study, if you want to get the best value ordering meal kits, you might want to think ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 5:12 PM
If you’re using the same Venmo account to repay your friend who covered the tab after a night of drinking and to request payments for your side gig clients, you might want to stop. Immediately. According to a report from Consumerist.com, skirting the rules laid out in the terms and conditions of peer-to-peer apps could mean losing out on cash with no protection if you’re ever a victim of a scam. The ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Two of my best friends are engaged. I’ve seen them get fawned over in public by pretty much everyone: servers, cashiers, retail workers. “Oh my gosh!! What a gorgeous ring!!” “So who’s the lucky fella?” “Here’s 10% off — congratulations!” I usually sit there feeling awkward when this happens. I’m not engaged. I’m also stumbling financially (thanks, student loans), so seeing them pay less for the same things I’m buying just because they have ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 4:45 PM
If you and your friends were shakin’ it to Britney Spears in concert in 1999, those tickets may pay off again. Can you say “Hit Me Baby One More Time”? Ticketmaster has just released free ticket vouchers for Live Nation concert events, as well as special discounts, to customers who bought tickets from its website between Oct. 21, 1999, and Feb. 27, 2013. Sound familiar? Ticketmaster announced a similar voucher-based settlement last ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 4:18 PM
My grandmother graduated from college 50 years ago and remembers paying $400 per semester in tuition. Fast forward. The average amount spent on college this past school year was $23,757, according to a recent Sallie Mae report. That’s 38% higher than it was just 10 years ago. How are families and students paying for this? Sallie Mae, a largely known student loan company, took a look by conducting phone interviews with 800 undergraduate students ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 4:15 PM
Have you felt left out when your friends, family and co-workers dish about the latest episodes of “Game of Thrones”? Now you can get in on the action — for free. DirecTV Now, which usually offers weeklong trial periods for its packages, has a new promotion that stretches that free period to an entire month. At first blush, it seems like a deal that only applies to Roku users, but it’s ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Americans are clearly dedicated to hydration. We drink water like it’s our job. In fact, Americans drink an average of 39 gallons of bottled water per person each year. That’s a lot of plastic water bottles. As you’re probably expecting me to point out, it’s also a pretty significant impact to our environment. But that’s a topic for another day. Since this month is Plastic-Free July, I’d like to talk about the impact to ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 8:00 AM
So you’ve decided to supplement your paycheck with a side hustle. Congratulations! Now it’s time to determine the best one for you, which may not be as obvious as you think. We’re here to help. A couple decades ago, locking down a 9-to-5, climbing the corporate ladder and hoping to be called “boss” one day may have seemed fairly standard. But with shifting job markets, the advent of social media and ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Need a reason to stop your procrastination habit of endlessly browsing local real estate listings? How about all the regrets homebuyers end up shouldering? A June 2017 online survey of more than 2,200 adults by real estate website Trulia revealed that 51% of those polled who had a role in choosing their current home — whether they own or rent — have regrets. That’s a decrease of just 1% since 2013, when ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 6:20 PM
Two years after Canada-based adultery website Ashley Madison announced that a data breach revealed millions of users’ personal information, the company reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against it. Ashley Madison parent company Ruby Life Inc., formerly Avid Life Media, has agreed to create an $11.2 million fund to settle the lawsuit. The company was accused of several missteps that put its customers’ privacy at risk, including negligence, breach of ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 4:45 PM


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