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

How to Score the Best Halloween Candy Deals (Plus Other Scary-Good Savings Tips)

Halloween 2020 might look different than previous Halloweens, but you can still celebrate! Check out our list of 10 ways to save on Halloween this year, so you can take advantage of Halloween candy deals, discounts on costumes, and more.

7 Ways You Can Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter

Don't want your wallet to feel the sting of a rising heating bill? With these winter home improvements, you can reduce heating costs and get your HVAC situation under control.

10 Back to School Supplies You Should NOT Buy (With Alternatives)

With so many Back to School items to choose from, it's easy to get overwhelmed and end up overspending. We help you narrow down your choices with our list of items not to buy for Back to School, and their better alternatives.

All the Best Student Discounts and Freebies in 2020

College can be expensive, so it only makes sense to save wherever you can. If you're in school, check out our guide on where to get student deals.

What Is CBD Good For?

From gummies to pills to ointments, CBD can be found in a variety of products. But what is CBD good for, and is it safe? Our guide offers answers to the most common CBD questions.

How Do Debt Consolidation Loans Work, Exactly?

You're up to your eyeballs in debt and want to take action; however, you don't know where to start. Debt consolidation could be the solution for you, but how do debt consolidation loans work? We break down the pros and cons.

13 Options for FREE Online Tax Filing

If you've got all your documents together, you can file your income tax return online and handily beat the July 15 cutoff. And you may not have to spend a dime! Check out our list of free online tax filing options to learn more.

What Are Itemized Deductions?

Tax season is upon us, and whether you're going the DIY route or hiring a preparer, you should know about itemized deductions. Check out our guide to see what they are and what you'll need if you want to file that way.

The 9 Best Personal Finance Podcasts to Check Out in 2020

Want to get top-notch financial advice for free? Then check out our personal finance podcast list, and get a jump-start on your New Year's money resolutions.

Time Is Running Out to Return Gifts

As much as we hope everyone will love the presents we give them, that doesn't always happen. Check out our guide to the holiday return policy at 52 top stores in case you — or someone you know — needs to return gifts.