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Debbie Dragon

I'm a full time freelance writer and co-owner of two content writing and marketing businesses. 

Latest articles by Debbie Dragon

6 Ways Working Out Makes You Smarter, Too

Regular exercise benefits brain function, learning ability, and memory. Maybe it's time to rethink the "dumb jock" stereotype?

Lose Weight and Eat Better With the 8 Best Diet Apps

Dieters with smartphones have a wide selection of apps to help count calories and track progress. Check out this trim list of the eight best.

Tax Document Checklist: What to Gather Before Doing Your Taxes

Don't wait until the last minute start collecting your tax documents and receipts. Instead, get everything together early with this checklist.

An Organized Year: A Month-by-Month Guide

If you find yourself procrastinating until the last minute and running out of time, get your act together with this month-by-month schedule.

When You Should Fire Your Accountant

A bad accountant can cost you extra money, give you bad advice, and even get you in trouble with the IRS. Here's how to know when to switch.

How to Get Free or Cheap Internet Access

From reconnecting with friends to watching videos and more, surfing the Internet can be awesome...and expensive. Discover ways to browse the web for less.

7 Free Ways to Get Out of the House

When you're trying to not spend money, it can be easy to feel "stuck" at home. Don't be a hermit — do one of these fun, free activities instead.

25 Great Things to Do With Your Spare Change

You know to save your change — but what do you do with it when the piggy bank fills up? Try one of these ideas, ranging from totally frugal to just-for-fun.

Defining What Financial Success Means to You

Want to figure out how much money you need to be financially successful? First you need to figure out what you want out of life.

Great Ways to Generate Passive Income

Almost everyone dreams about being financially secure without having to work. Learn how passive income can help get you there.

Great Summer Jobs for Kids and Adults

Whether you're still a wee one or you're already an adult with a career, there are lots of great ways to make extra money in the summer.

Pay Yourself First: What It Means, and How to Do It

Can't save money? Think again. Try this technique to automate your savings and reach your financial goals.

How to Set Up Automatic Payments

Sick of sitting down to pay the bills? Don't! Set up automatic payments, and let your bank (or the company you're paying!) do the work for you.

Ways to Track Debt

If you're not keeping track of debt, you're probably not making much progress in paying it off. Follow one of these methods to easily track and pay off your debt.

Tax Penalties for Early Retirement Withdrawals

Taking money from a retirement fund early is tempting, but it comes with heavy consequences. Discover alternatives to cashing out that 401(k).

Back-to-School Time Savers

As summer comes to an end, it comes time to say goodbye to carefree mornings. Ease into the school year with these back-to-school time savers.

4 Things to Consider Before You Open an Online Savings Account

Opening an online savings account is a simple act that can offer great benefits, as long as you find the right online bank for your needs.

Dealing with Post-Holiday Credit Card Debt

It's not the most wonderful time of the year when the first credit card bills from the holiday season start to arrive. Here's how to pay them off.

Ready-to-Eat Meals for Weight Loss: Can They Fit into Your Food Budget?

Pre-prepared meals can be a great way to fit back into your old jeans...as long as you can also fit the meals into your food budget.

How Much Does Your Credit Card Debt Cost You?

Only having to pay 2% of your total credit-card balance a month makes charging tempting...but with interest, you could also pay more than double your original purchase price.