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Mike Winters


Queens, NY, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

How (and Why) to Give Cryptocurrency as a Gift This Year

You can avoid supply chain issues with this ideal gift for the crypto-curious in your family. → Read More

How to Spot a Bad Boss During a Job Interview

You can avoid working for a terrible manager by asking the right questions. → Read More

How to Book an Entire Row of Airplane Seats for You and a Companion (for Free)

This seat selection trick doesn't always work—but it doesn't cost you anything to try, either. → Read More

Your Tax Bracket Just Changed for 2022

Federal tax brackets will have the highest inflation-adjusted increase in years. → Read More

Every Shipping Deadline You Should Know If You Want Your Gifts to Arrive on Time

Beat the rush to ensure that your packages arrive before Christmas. → Read More

Why a Crypto Rewards Credit Card Is Probably a Bad Idea

For most borrowers, a simple cash back card is always going to be the better option. → Read More

The Difference Between a Charge Card and Credit Card (and Why It Matters)

Charge cards are a whole other financial product, apart from credit cards. → Read More

How to Figure Out What the Hell Is Going on With Your FSA This Year (and Next)?

Rollovers, grace periods, COVID-related extensions...it's all too much. → Read More

Where to Find a Slew of Free Food on Veterans Day

Veterans and active-duty members of the military can take part in more than 30 food deals on Nov. 11. → Read More

You Have One Week Left to Claim Your $1,800 Advance Child Tax Benefit

You can still get advance child tax benefit payments if you haven't filed your taxes already. → Read More

What You Should Know About the Increases to 401K Maximum Contributions

The IRS is increasing allowable contributions for 401(k)s in 2022—but not for IRAs. → Read More

The Unexpected Ways a Bad Credit Score Messes With Your Life

It ain't just the big stuff, like mortgages and car loans. → Read More

Why a 401(k) Might Not Be Enough for Retirement (and What Else You Should Do)

Taking a "set it and forget it" approach to your 401(k) doesn't always work out in the end. → Read More

Here's How Much Money You Need to Quit Your Job

You'll need a lot of money saved if you don't already have another job lined up. → Read More

Is a First-Time Home Buyer Savings Account Worth It?

Unlike plain savings accounts, you can deduct contributions from your taxes. → Read More

Why Saying 'I Don't Know' Makes You a Great Leader

Admitting that you don't know it all isn't a weakness—it's a leadership skill. → Read More

How to Keep Your Impulse Spending in Check

A little splurge from time to time is fine; but here's how to keep from going overboard. → Read More

You Can Shop Now, and Get Black Friday Prices Later

A few major retailers will retroactively match Black Friday deals, so you can get an early start on your holiday shopping. → Read More

Is 'The Smartest Credit Card Ever Made' Actually That Smart?

Silicon Valley's X1 credit card does have some “smart” offerings you don’t see with traditional lenders. → Read More

Should You Put Your Vaccination Status on Your Resume?

Recruiters are increasingly more likely to hire people who are vaccinated. → Read More