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

The 152 Best Military Discounts in 2019

If you're a veteran or an active-duty member of the U.S. armed forces, you may be able to save big on everyday purchases. Check out our ultimate military discounts list to see what you can expect.

Here's the TRUE Cost of Attending Mardi Gras 2019 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.

Great Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Man

Whether your fella is into gourmet foods or games, or you want to splurge or save, we've got you covered. Read on for our Valentine's Day gift ideas for him.

Great Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Woman

Stressing about Valentine's Day? Whether your gal is into coffee or makeup, or your budget is big or small, we've got you covered. Check out our list of Valentine's gifts for her, so you can pick out a present she'll love.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a TV

Buying a new TV is exciting, but it can also be stressful. So we're here to help with the TV terms you need to know, what they mean, and how to choose the best set for your space.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Headphones

With so many options on the market, figuring out which pair of headphones meets your needs can be overwhelming. Check out our list of the most important questions to ask yourself before buying a new pair of headphones.

Everything You Need to Know About Holiday Returns

You want returns to be easy for any holiday gifts that didn'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.

7 Winter Home Improvements That Will Lower Your Heating Bills

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

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.

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.