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Marie Gentile



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Marie Gentile is a personal finance reporter and content producer at Dimespring. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Marquette University. A native Midwesterner, Marie is now living in Atlanta and adjusting to life below the Mason-Dixon. When not working or planning her next travel adventure, she enjoys reading, cooking and rotting her brain with reality television.

Author's Latest

  • June 21, 2013

    Sorry, baseball, but America’s real favorite pastime is drinking. Occasionally baseball and drinking, but really just drinking. The problem, however, is that booze isn’t cheap, and spending a night on the town can leave your bank account...

  • June 3, 2013

    Andrew Jackson may have been one of our most popular presidents, but he's highly underrated when it comes to currency. At the risk of sounding like your grandpa (listen up, whippersnappers), $20 certainly doesn't go as far as it used to. Take out...

  • May 22, 2013

    Vacations are all about escaping from real life, and what greater escape than visiting the real-life homes of your favorite childhood Disney characters? Be a guest in Belle's provincial abode, paint with the colors of Pocahontas' wind,...

  • May 6, 2013

    With spring cleaning (hopefully) over and done, the season of the garage sale is upon us. It’s time to clear out the clutter, make some...

  • April 2, 2013

    They old adage says money can't buy happiness, but the hoards of smiling celebrities on the beaches of Malibu suggest otherwise. As financial investigators (you say nerds, we say investigators), we decided to do a little research on our own. The...

  • March 13, 2013

    Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but we'll call Pi Day a close second. This semi-official day celebrates the mathematical constant of pi, or the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Because pi is approximately...

  • February 15, 2013

    Sure, being president has its perks (how many professions can boast a $50,000 tax-free expense account?), but the presidential salary usually isn’t counted among them. Still, depending on the time, inflation rate and economic state, some...

  • February 12, 2013

    Getting down on bended knee and asking for your sweetheart’s hand in marriage is perhaps the most nerve-wracking moment of your life. A close second is picking out the ring. Before you start sweating bullets or make a crazy impulse buy (step away...

  • February 7, 2013

    From sea to shining sea, romantic hopefuls young and old are looking for love, and nothing brings two people together like a plate of spaghetti and Steven Spielberg. The dinner-and-a-movie date is an oldie but a goodie — a go-to for couples,...

  • January 30, 2013

    Like so many other gifts gone wrong, gift cards are great in theory. The problem here isn't so much with the idea as it is with the execution — we put off actually cashing in on that free money, until somewhere along the line we forget about it...