Clint Williams is an Arizona-based freelancer for DImespring. He has written for the Arizona Republic and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
May 20, 2013
When the job market stinks, many college students take refuge in graduate school, figuring the time and money spent getting a master’s degree will boost their career prospects. But with the interest rate on student loans doubling to 6.8 percent...
May 6, 2013
Fewer couples are waiting until their wedding — to buy a house.
About 1 in 4 married couples between the ages of 18 to 34 bought their first house together before getting married, according to a recent survey by...
April 29, 2013
The price of gold in recent weeks has been more volatile than Charlie Sheen — including a dizzying drop April 15 when gold tumbled 9 percent to $1,361 an ounce. The price has since shot up about 10 percent.The issue
January 14, 2013
While the U.S. tax code is rife with loopholes, few people take advantage of them. Only about a third of taxpayers itemize their deductions, according...
December 19, 2012
Few inhalants are more intoxicating than new car smell. But while new car smell isn’t damaging to your lungs, it can be damaging to your budget. The average price for a new vehicle topped $30,000 this summer, according to TrueCar.com estimates....
December 18, 2012
It’s easy to spend $25,000 or more on an automobile, making it the second largest purchase for many folks, second only to the house with the garage where you’ll be parking the car. And while...
December 14, 2012
Ah, the holidays. TV specials. Eggnog. Christmas carols. Holiday parties. And shopping. Lots and lots of shopping. It is the time of year when the malls are crowded and the automobile...
December 13, 2012
Any job is easier when you have the right tools. When it comes to filing your income taxes, the right tools include the paperwork that documents your financial life. Heading to...
December 7, 2012
While you may be focused on hunting holiday presents, this is the time of year when you need to be thinking about the April 15 income tax deadline. There...
November 5, 2012
Sure, there are a few shade-tree mechanics out there, but most people hire someone to change their car’s oil. And people regularly hire others to paint their house or cut their hair. But when it comes to mapping out the...