Sign In
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

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.

How Does Debt Consolidation Work, Exactly?

You're up to your eyeballs in debt and looking for answers. Is debt consolidation right for you? We discuss the pros and cons, and show you how to avoid scams.

Your Stress-Free Guide to Itemized Tax Deductions

Should you itemize tax deductions or take the standard deduction? We break down the different types of deductions, offer tax-prep tips, and more.

All the FREE Ways to File Your Taxes Online

If you've got all your documents together, you can file your income tax return online and beat the April 17 cutoff. And you may not have to spend a dime! Check out our list of free tax-filing options.

Here's the TRUE Cost of Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Carnival season is upon us. And if you plan ahead, you'll be able to enjoy the fun in New Orleans without leaving your wallet hung over. We look at what you can expect to spend at Mardi Gras.

What You Need to Know When Buying a New TV

With so many sizes and features to choose from, picking out a new TV can be overwhelming. But don't fret. From resolutions to refresh rates, we tell you about the key factors to consider when buying a TV.