Allison Martin

Allison Martin

After spending several years as a governmental accountant, Allison transitioned into the world of freelance writing. Her work has appeared on on a number of reputable sites, including The Wall Street Journal, Investopedia, Daily Finance, MSN Money, and Credit.com. A native Floridian, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master's Degree in Accounting in 2008.

Allison also travels around the nation facilitating financial literacy workshops for nonprofits, governmental organizations, colleges, and universities. When she's not writing or speaking at an event, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, mentoring mommy-preneurs and taking extended road trips.

Allison Martin's Most Recent Blog Posts

6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Headphones

With so many headphone options, figuring out which pair will meet your needs and give you the best bang for your buck can be overwhelming. Our headphone guide will help make your decision a lot easier.

Everything You Need to Know About Holiday Returns

You want to buy holiday gifts that can be returned easily if they don't work out. So we're giving you the essential info on holiday returns, from the fine print to look for to the retailers with the best policies.

9 Expert Tips to Avoid Overspending During the Holidays

It's easy to get so caught up in the holiday fun that you overextend yourself financially. Before you start buying gifts this season, check out our tips on how to keep your holiday spending in check this year.

7 Winter Home Improvements That Will Lower Your Heating Bills

Is your wallet feeling the sting of a rising heat bill? With these seven winter home improvements, you can get your HVAC costs under control.

How to Buy Men's Dress Shoes

You shouldn't have to break the bank to snag a quality pair of men's dress shoes, but it helps to know about the different materials and construction methods. Learn how to get the best bang for your buck with our men's dress shoe guide.

11 Scary-Good Ways to Save on Halloween

Haunted house parties and scary decorations are fun, but Halloween festivities can be frightening for your wallet. Here are 11 simple ways you can save this Halloween and still have fun celebrating.

Which Live TV Streaming Service Is Right for You?

Thanks to live TV streaming services, you can watch your favorite channels without needing a cable subscription. Check out our guide to the best live TV streaming services for families, sports fans, and budget-minded viewers.

11 Trade-In Programs That Pay You for Your Stuff

Do you have a bunch of old electronics sitting around your house collecting dust? Read on to learn about 11 trade-in programs that will pay you for your stuff.

The Ultimate Guide to Modern Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is evolving. You can now order household essentials from the comfort of your own home, and use apps for planning meals and snagging coupons. Learn about all the ways technology is changing the way we grocery shop.