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Aaron Crowe

Aaron is a freelance journalist specializing in personal finance writing. He has written for AOL, AARP, US News & World Report and several other websites. 

Latest articles by Aaron Crowe

5 Unexpected Costs of Living in a Tiny House

Tiny homes can save you a ton of money on a mortgage — but some of their hidden expenses aren't quite so tiny.

7 Ways Families Can Travel Like Minimalists

It's easy for the solo traveler to travel light, but what about for families?

Here's How the Right RV and Vehicle Insurance Protects Your Summer Fun

Summer is the time to hit the road (or water!) with your recreational vehicles. It's also a good time to make sure they're all insured!

3 Things You Should Know About Rental Car Insurance

Your rented set of wheels comes with a laundry list of optional insurance coverage. Should you take it?

4 Parenting Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Kids About Money

If you want your children to be masters at managing money, you need to lead by example.

5 American Cities Where You Can Retire On Just Social Security

If Social Security is your primary post-retirement income, it may be time to move. Maybe to one of these five low-cost U.S. cities.

6 Great Side Jobs You Can Do on Your Bicycle

Need some extra cash? A bike is all you need to get a killer side job.

7 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Credit Cards

When your credit card starts burning a hole in your pocket, it's time to re-think the convenience of carrying plastic.

Should You Buy Your Leased Car?

Not ready to part ways with your leased ride? You can buy it. But that doesn't always mean you should.

Here's How Much Getting the Greenest Lawn Will Cost You

If the grass is always greener on your neighbor's side of the fence, here's what it'll cost to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.

Are You a Value or Growth Investor? Take This Quiz

When it comes to investing, are you a tortoise or a hare? Take our quiz to find out.

13 Small Kitchen Appliances That Aren't Worth the Money

Culinary gadgets may look irresistible in the store, but they're really just clutter on your countertop and a drag on your budget.

6 Affordable Ways to Deter Burglars

Make thieves think twice before stepping foot on your property, with a little help from these super cheap security tricks.

6 Cheap Ways to Ensure Your Cyber Security

Don't let lax privacy settings leave you vulnerable. Stay on top of cyber security with these cheap (or even free) precautions.

6 Times When It's Okay to Drop Insurance

Are you paying too much for peace of mind? In some cases, it might make sense to reduce your insurance coverage — or drop it altogether.

The 7 Worst Travel Values

Vacation means treating yourself — and even splurging a little, but some travel deals simply aren't. Travel smart and avoid these tourist traps.

8 Crazy Things Tomorrow's Cars Will Do

These brilliant concept vehicles of the future give even the Jetsons a run for their money. Find out what your next car may do.

10 Steps You Must Take If You've Been in a Car Accident

Even a minor auto accident is frightening and stressful. Prepare for the aftermath ahead of time to limit the damage and walk away unscathed.

7 Occasions When You Should Definitely Hire a Financial Advisor

It's great to be able to DIY your money, but some jobs require the skills of a pro. Be the smart about when to seek professional financial advice.

5 Surprising Ways Your Dog Can Save You Money

You can't put a price on the love and loyalty of a good dog… well, actually you can. Learn how having a dog can save you some real money.