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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

When Is It Okay to Share Your Social Security Number?

There are very few times when giving out your Sosh is a good idea. Find out when it's okay — and when it absolutely isn't.

7 Money Fixes You Can Make When You're Stuck Inside Because of the Weather

Stuck inside on a snowy day is the perfect time to declutter and revamp your financial strategy.

9 Things That Cost More in 2016

If you're looking to be frugal in 2016, these price hikes certainly won't be helping your cause.

13 Ways to Make Money From Valentine's Day

Instead of spending your precious dollars on a Valentine's Day gift, why not earn some by offering something precious to the lovestruck?

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy a New Car

Before you drop big bucks on a shiny new set of wheels, consider how much smarter it can be to buy used.

How to Keep Peer Pressure From Destroying Your Finances

Keeping up with the Joneses is keeping too many of us in debt.

8 Smart and Fun Things You Could Do if You Paid Less Rent

You could be having a whole lot of fun if you paid less rent. Maybe it's time to move?

Avoid These 7 Things When Living With Roommates

It's not easy making the rent, and for many, roommates are unavoidable. Let's try to make this arrangement as painless as possible, shall we?

19 Things You Can Buy That Make the World a Better Place

Every little bit helps. Make your avarice and consumption a force for good in the world by shopping with smarts — and care.

16 Everyday Things You Shouldn't Be Paying For

If you're still shelling out for any of these 16 commonly free things, you're throwing your money away.

The 16 Cardinal Rules of Loaning Money to Friends and Family

Actually, the simplest rule is "Don't." But if you must, here's what you do to make it as painless as possible.

8 Crazy Jobs You Didn't Know Existed

Did you know stuffing olives was an actual job, done by actual people? We didn't either.

10 Money Moments That Are Awkward for Everyone

Ever forget your wallet on a date? Believe it or not, there's a graceful way out of that awkward moment and these nine others, too.

11 Silent Budget Killers You Don't Notice

Wondering where all your money's gone? You spent it when you weren't looking.

12 Foods Everybody Should Be Able to Cook by 30

The time for ramen has passed. By 30, you oughta be a master at preparing these 12 simple staples.

8 Things You Must Immediately Do After Losing Your Smartphone

Lost your smartphone? Don't panic and follow these steps to protect your data, your privacy, and your money.

8 Relationship Mistakes Everyone Makes

Think you're the only one having relationship problems? Nope. We're all making the same dating and relationship mistakes.

The 7 Best Conversation Starters

Why stick with the old "What do you do?" to get to know someone new? Try one of these openers at your next gathering and let us know what you think!

8 Surprising Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans

Get tough on student loan repayment with a little help from some unexpected places.

9 Pantry Tricks That Save You Big

Get your pantry in tip-top shape, and save big bucks off your next grocery bill. It's easy!