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Dr Penny Pincher

Dr. Penny Pincher founded popular blog Penny Pincher Journal in 2013 and has published two books on ways to save money. He also has a Ph.D. in engineering.

Latest articles by Dr Penny Pincher

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

How to Make Money as a Superfan

Being a superfan can be kind of costly. Flip your fandom on its head and make it a cash source, instead!

25 Low-Cost Foods Packed With Nutrition

Stretch those grocery dollars as far as they can go by buying the cheapest food with the most nutrition.

Start an Investment Deathmatch to Find the Best Investments

Get your investments ready to rumble. A deathmatch is a fun way to see which funds are making you the most money.

8 Factors That Could Keep You Broke Forever

If being broke is your way of life, it's time to do some serious self-reflection on your money habits.

How to Get a Free Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report

Placing a fraud alert on your credit report is an easy (and free!) way to protect yourself from identity theft. But there's a catch.

8 Myths About Health Savings Accounts — Debunked!

An HSA can be a great way to pay for health care, earn investment income and cut your taxes. Cut through the confusion before you jump in.

How to Take a Cheap Spring Break Trip

The secret to a fun and affordable Spring Break trip? Flexibility.

Are You Paying Off Credit Card Debt the Wrong Way?

Many Americans who are paying off credit card debt are doing it the wrong way — are you?

How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Mutual funds have long been and easy way to invest in a broad range of securities. Here's how to get started!

Which of These 9 Retirement Accounts Is Right for You?

Picking the right retirement account can be a little tricky. Here's a break down of the best plans to help you save money for your future.

How Just $5 a Day Can Improve Your Financial Future

Want to improve your financial future? All you need is $5 per day.

How I Successfully Gambled in Las Vegas Without Losing My Shirt

I came. I saw. I conquered Las Vegas without losing my shirt. Success.

Why Saving Money Is Harder Today

Feel the squeeze? Saving money today is harder than ever. These skyrocketing expenses are the reason why.

The High Cost of Pursuing Fame and Fortune

Who hasn't dreamed of achieving fame and fortune? Find out just how much of a long shot stardom really is.

Does Skill Really Matter in Stock Market Investing?

Some claim a successful investment portfolio is pure luck. Others say it's skill. Which is it?

What Happens When We're Not Logical With Money

People aren't always logical when it comes to spending money. A recent Nobel Prize winner uncovered some stunning examples.

How to Protect Your Retirement Account From a Hack

You know your bank account and credit card can get hacked. But are you forgetting to monitor your hard-earned retirement savings?

15 Surprising Insurance Policies You Might Need

For just about any life event, there's an insurance policy to cover it. Do you need one of these plans?

How to Get Your Money Back When You’re Denied a Refund

Not every retailer you shop will have flexible return policies or exemplary customer service. But you can still get a refund if you know who to ask.