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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

10 Unexpected Things You Should Consider When Picking Where You Retire

Before you downsize and leave town for retirement, make sure where you want to live meshes with how you want to live.

14 Things Good Hosts Never Do

You're sure to be the host with the least if you're doing any of this at your next gathering.

8 Things People With Good Credit Never Do

Want good credit? Don't do this.

10 Smart Ways to Make Yourself Love Saving Money

Saving money is hard, especially if your savings goals are big. Make saving fun with some simple motivational strategies.

13 Creative Ways to Avoid Spending Money

You're trying to stick to your budget, but it's really hard to stop spending! Resist the urge to spend with these 13 tricks of the tight-fisted.

A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)

A former used car salesman reveals some tricks of the trade. Before you buy a used car, read this!

These 5 Apps Can Fix Your Finances

Tracking expenses is the first step toward wise money management. These apps help you monitor spending — and much more.

6 Things That Seem Like Splurges But Are Actually Savvy Buys

Sometimes spending more for "wasteful" products or services turns out to be the best value — in dollars and sense.

18 Awesome Things You Can Do This Weekend for Under $10

Looking for fun this weekend but wallet's looking a little thin? No problem, all you need is ten bucks and creative ideas like these.

12 Ways to Make a Tiny Apartment Awesome

Make life in a tiny space seem elegant rather than cramped with a few simple decorating and design tricks.

10 Things Worth Paying More For

We're all about finding the best value, and sometimes the only way to get it is to fork over cash. Here are a few things it pays to pay more for.

6 Things You Might Do on Your First Day of Retirement

Happy day! Your work career is finally officially over and your time is your own. Now what?

$20 in Baltimore: The 20 Best Ways to Spend It

Baltimore's a lot more than a backdrop for gritty crime shows. And with just $20, you'll find plenty of entertainment that charms in Charm City.

9 Things You're Paying Too Much for Around the House (And How to Pay Less)

Stop wasting your money on stuff you don't need or can find cheaper alternatives for, okay? This list will help you do just that.

This Is How You Get a New Job This Year

We've published a lot of job search advice at Wise Bread — this best of the best round-up can help anyone find a new job, today!

10 Financial Decisions You Can't Keep Putting Off

Personal finance is hard. You can make it easier by making a few key decisions now. Stop waiting, and start deciding!

Tips From a Hostage Negotiator That Anyone Can Use

The next time you buy a car (or another negotiable purchase), try thinking like a hostage negotiator to get the best deal.

7 Decisions That Seem OK Now, but Might Ruin Your Finances Later

"It seemed like a good idea at the time," is not something you want to tell yourself about a money decision. Beware of these money traps!

One Month to Better, Simpler Living: 30 Small Changes to Make

Think of it as "living sustainably happy." A happier and healthier life is a lot closer than you think with these easy updates to your routine.

Do You Agree With the New Standards of Restaurant Tipping?

The standard restaurant tip has steadily climbed from 10% to 15% to 20%, with some swanky places suggesting 25%. Has tipping gone too far?