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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

7 Reasons You Need to Downsize

If your house is eating up too much of your time, energy, and cash, it may be time to find smaller digs.

9 Affordable Winter Getaways for the Family

While summer is the traditional season for family travel, winter offers plenty of opportunity, too. Book now — we've already done the research!

10 Money Goals You Should Set for the Holidays

The holidays can blindside your bank account. This year, make it a goal to be kind to your finances!

13 Ways to Cut Costs on Holiday Feasts

Preparing big holiday dinners often means spending big bucks. Here's how to lay out a holiday spread without busting a button on your budget.

11 Ways to Prepare for Your Best Black Friday

Black Friday can be a mega budget-buster. Avoid the damage and shop smarter by making these money moves first.

9 Common Mistakes You're Making With Your Checking Account

If your checking account has enough money in it to cover your bills, it's all good, right?

How to Save on 12 Winter Essentials

Before the snow starts to fall, save big and stock up on these winter must-haves. You can bundle up in the cash you save!

10 Things to Know Before You Start a Home Improvement Project

Don't take a hammer to that wall you want to tear down until you consider these things first.

10 Ways to Age Well for $0

Good news! Some of the best ways to access the fountain of youth are completely free.

Weak Credit? You Can Still Get a Mortgage Despite Tough Lending Standards

Your credit score has seen better days, but that doesn't mean you can't get a mortgage. You have options!

10 Ways to Tidy Up Your Finances Before the Holidays

Fall is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. It's time to get your finances in tiptop shape.

6 Ways to Feel Better About Your Financial Situation

When account balances are low, it's easy to get down about our finances. There's a better way.

15 Ways to Make Money on Halloween

Instead of spending money on a costume and decor, why not make a little extra cash this Halloween? Don't be afraid of a little side hustle!

7 Things You Need to Know About Pet Insurance

Before you sign up for pet insurance, there are a few things you should know.

How to Budget When You Rely on Cash Tips

When cash tips are your main bread and butter, not just any old budget will work. Here's how to build the best budget for your money.

6 Pet Expenses You Should Never Skip

Pet care can be expensive, but there are certain pet care costs that you can't afford to skip.

11 Ways to Get the Most Value From Your All-Inclusive Vacation

You've paid for your trip, and now everything feels free. Make sure you take full advantage of that while you can.

Bookmark This: Save Money With an Easy to Follow Car Maintenance Checklist

If you want to keep your car running smoothly — and your savings account full — get proactive about regular maintenance.

Don't Carry a Balance? Here's Why You Still Need a Credit Card

You never carry a balance on your credit card, so why do you need one at all? Well, there are a few good reasons.

10 Smartphone Apps That Can Help You in an Emergency

When you're in a dire situation, an app on your phone might be the thing to save you.