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Mikey Rox

Mikey Rox is an award-winning writer/journalist/blogger and the founder of Paper Rox Scissors, a marketing and advertising company in New York City. He lives to save big bucks whenever he can - and then brag about it.

Latest articles by Mikey Rox

6 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your House

Before you hire a realtor and put up that For Sale sign, you'll want to ask yourself these home-selling questions.

11 Things That Should Never Cost More Than $99

Don't go wasting your hard-earned Benjamins on things that should cost less than $100.

10 Ways to Make This Your Most Productive Summer Yet

This is your summer. Make it count by getting things done!

8 Things You Should Always Pack in Your Carry-On

Make sure you always leave enough room in your carry-on for these travel musts. Don't leave home without them!

Do You Really Need a 20 Percent Down Payment for a House?

Don't let the giant down payment dash your dreams of homeownership. You have other options!

9 Ways You Sabotage Your Financial Growth

If you just can't seem to get ahead with your money, it may be your own financial fault.

9 Expensive Mistakes of the Newly Retired

Retirement always has a few bumps in the road. But these nine costly mistakes can derail you completely.

How to Decide What to Keep When Downsizing

When you're clearing out the clutter, make sure these items stick around.

6 Reasons It's Never Too Late for a Career Change

Career stuck in a rut? Climb out!

8 Real Life Calamities That Can Drain Your Finances (Plus How to Defend Against Them)

Life is full of ups and downs. Sometime the downs take all your money along for the ride.

11 Ways College Grads Can Get Ahead in the Job Hunt

Graduation day is upon you, and the real world awaits! Use these tips to jump-start your post-grad job hunt.

11 Fun Tax Facts You Probably Never Knew

Taxes are a tale almost as old as time. Bet you didn't know these 11 weird tax facts!

What to Do If You Have a Tax Lien On Your House

Unpaid taxes can leave you with a lien on your home. Don't let this problem linger.

11 Ways to Make Your Money Grow This Spring

Now that spring has officially sprung, it's time to make your budget bloom!

9 College Expenses You Aren't Saving For

Tuition? Check. Books? Check. These other hidden costs of your child's college education and experience? ...Uh oh.

Don't Buy a House With a Pool Until You Can Answer These 7 Questions

You might be dreaming of taking a dip, but owning a home with a pool raises plenty of pricey questions.

5 Home Listing Gimmicks to Watch Out For

Buying a home is serious business. Don't get swayed by these gimmicky sales tactics.

Why Saving Too Much Money for a College Fund Is a Bad Idea

It's no secret that college is costly, but stashing too much cash for your kid's education can be a not-so-great move for your financial security.

6 Infuriating Ways You're Ruining Someone Else's Credit

Yep, you can totally wreck someone else's credit score. Don't be that person.

Make These 5 Money Moves Before Applying for a Mortgage

It might seem like everyone under the sun gets approved for a mortgage, but don't be fooled — home loans are no joke. Make these money moves before applying.