Author: Jeanine Skowronski

Jeanine Skowronski is a veteran personal finance journalist and content strategist, she has previously served as the Head of Content at Policygenius, Executive Editor of Credit.com and a columnist for Inc. Magazine. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, American Banker Magazine, Newsweek, Business Insider, CNBC and more.

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Underground places you won’t quite believe are real

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Hidden cities. Salt mine shrines. Skull-encrusted catacombs. Glowworm cathedrals. Quell your wanderlust by scrolling through this gallery of the world’s most beautiful underground places.  Image Credit: …

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These airports are so beautiful you won’t want to leave

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If the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has you yearning for not just the world’s most beautiful places (and underground spaces), but the ports in between, well, we …

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38 ways to avoid lifestyle creep

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Lifestyle creep occurs when your standard of living starts to outpace your actual income. It’s generally related to making more without saving more — foregoing important financial …

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The best portable grills of 2021

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Portable grills are a must-have if you’re a frequent camper, road-tripper or tail-gater. Given their small size, they can also be a good option for apartment-dwellers …

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The best Lowe’s grills of 2021

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Home improvement chain Lowe’s is a popular destination for people in need of a new grill, thanks in large part to the impressive inventory. If you’re …

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The best indoor grills of 2021

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Indoor grills are a great option for people who want to get their grill on all year round. Much smaller than their outdoor, at-home counterparts, they’re …

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The best gas grills under $500

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Gas grills are a popular option for people looking to cook (or have a cookout) with relative ease. They’re generally easier to start and regulate temperature …

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The best Costco grills of 2021

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Wholesale retailer Costco is known for its low prices on big items, which is, perhaps, why it’s a popular destination if you’re in the market for …

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The best charcoal grills of 2021

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There are lots of reasons to buy a charcoal grill instead of a gas grill. Many people prefer the smoky flavor of charcoal-grilled meats (and veggies). …

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Love history? Check out these 39 iconic landmark buildings

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Historical churches. Revolutionary homes. Record-setting skyscrapers. Take a virtual history class by scrolling through this gallery of 39 American landmark buildings that are still standing.  39 …

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The best Walmart grills of 2021

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Mega-retailer Walmart is known for its low prices and large selection, particularly on big-ticket items like a grill. But how can you tell the wheat from …

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The best Home Depot grills of 2021

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With over 2,200 stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Home Depot is a popular first stop when people are in the market for a new …

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50 of the world’s most beautiful beaches

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If the cold winter weather and the enduring pandemic have you craving hot sands, turquoise waters and romantic sunsets, well, you’re in luck(ish). Our latest gallery …

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The best time to buy a grill

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Grilling season extends from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend in the United States. The best time to buy a grill is often outside that timeframe …

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50 of the world’s most beautiful castles & palaces

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Gilded palaces. Romantic ruins. Medieval fortresses. Cliffside chateaus. Many sweeping historic sites around the world can make visitors feel as if they’ve stepped into a fairy …

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You could own a giant David Hasselhof sculpture

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If you’ve ever wished you could own a giant sculpture of the most watched man on TV, well, now’s your chance. A life-size replica of international …

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The 40 best virtual museum tours

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The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has forced many, if not all, major museums, art galleries and cultural institutions to indefinitely close their doors to the public. But …

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Yes, you CAN own a giant sculpture of David Hasselhoff

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If you’ve ever wished you could own a giant sculpture of the most watched man on TV, well, now’s your chance. A life-size replica of international …

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50 ways to pay down holiday debt & start 2021 right

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The 2020 holiday shopping season has put many people in the red. Per a recent survey from LendEDU, 63% of Americans said they were taking on a record …

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26 of the world’s most beautiful airports

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If the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has you yearning for not just the world’s most beautiful places (and underground spaces), but the ports in between, well, we understand. …

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25 amazing gifts for your favorite bacon lover

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Over 268 million Americans consumed bacon in 2020, according to market research company Statista — which means there are officially quite a few bacon fans across the nation. If …

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25 gifts that let you give back

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Many holiday budgets are a bit tighter this year, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the U.S. economy. If giving gifts to your …

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The ultimate gift guide for coffee lovers

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Americans love their coffee. A March 2020 survey from the National Coffee Association (NCA) found U.S. coffee consumption was up by 5% since 2015 with 7-in-10 Americans drinking …

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50 shopping tips for the 2020 holiday season

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While the surging COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t fully canceled the holiday shopping season, it certainly has many Americans rethinking their plans. Per the 2020 Deloitte holiday retail survey, …

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50 of the world’s most beautiful underground places

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Hidden cities. Salt mine shrines. Skull-encrusted catacombs. Glowworm cathedrals. Quell your wanderlust by scrolling through this gallery of the world’s most beautiful underground places.  1. Batu …

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25 fantastic holiday gifts for Kardashian fans

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Gifting with the Kardashians The Kardashian–Jenner blended family certainly had its ups and downs in 2020, culminating with the September announcement that the brood would end its …

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18 fantastic holiday gifts for ‘Schitt’s Creek’ fans

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A holiday among the Roses The sleeper hit comedy “Schitt’s Creek” ended its six-season run this year with one heartwarming finale, nine Emmys and, well, a …

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Nearly half of parents admit they weren’t financially ready for a kid

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Parenting comes with many rewards. But it can also come with a huge financial burden — and moms and dads are feeling the weight. The first …

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40 Amazon Prime perks to enjoy beyond Amazon Prime Day

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Chances are, you have Amazon Prime. The popular subscription service costs $12.99 per month or $119 per year when you pay upfront, a price point that’s …

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Thank your dad for these money lessons this Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is an opportunity for families to show appreciation for the special men in their lives. While you’re thanking Dad for all his love and …

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Keeping this from your partner may lead to a break-up

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Does your significant other know your credit score? If the answer is no, you may want to think about sharing those digits. A survey found nearly …

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Many Americans are underinsured, survey suggests

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A majority of Americans are operating without a financial safety net. Per a Policygenius survey, only 32% of Americans have life insurance — and even fewer …

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7 essential Monday money moves

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Didn’t get your new year off to a great start? Don’t worry. There’s always Monday. The start of a new week is a popular time to …

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5 bad money habits you picked up from your parents

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Moms and dads say they know best, especially when it comes to money matters. But a lot has changed since your parents were building their nest …

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1-in-3 Americans have never re-shopped for home or car insurance

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One in three Americans with homeowners or car insurance has never shopped for better coverage, according to a survey from Policygenius. Meanwhile, nearly 50% of the …

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How to get life insurance in 2019 in 8 simple steps

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Life insurance is a noble New Year’s resolution, but if you’re unfamiliar with the process, purchasing a policy may seem daunting. Fortunately, applying for coverage has …

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5-minute money resolutions for 2019

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You don’t need to start the new year under pressure to make good on all the stuff you didn’t get right last year. Instead, go “easy” …

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Now is the time to get these documents ready for tax season

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Tax season 2019 won’t kick into high gear until February, as employers have until January 31 to send out 2018 W-2s. But you can do some …

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The holidays aren’t the only thing affecting your wallet — so does the winter solstice

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Winter is coming. Friday, Dec. 21 marks the 2018 hibernal (winter) solstice, also known as the shortest day of the year. The good news? The days …

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Should you give life insurance as a Christmas gift?

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Nothing says “happy holidays” quite like life insurance. OK, maybe that’s a stretch, but getting your loved ones the financial protection they need is certainly a …

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The 10 tax forms people forget to fill out

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Americans know to lookout for their W-2s every January — and freelancers are well-acquainted with the good old 1099-MISC form. But there’s often other paperwork coming …

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8 kitchen must-haves for every Airbnb host

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People use home-sharing sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) to save money on travel. But many of these sites’ users aren’t necessarily …

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How to build a holiday shopping fund in 30 days

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Holiday shopping costs the average American a pretty penny — $967.13 in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation. If you’re staring at your bank account, …

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5 life hacks that can save you $10,000

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Life’s expensive. And, while there’s no getting around that over-arching fact, there are a few ways to cut corners. Make a budget. Automate savings — and …

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26 free tools that will make your life easier

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We get it: The daily grind is real. In the interest of making life’s more tedious tasks easier, we put together a list of 25 free …

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The offer letter that won over my home’s sellers

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My husband and I bought our house last year. The process was illuminating. Turns out, Northern New Jersey is a seller’s market. A nice house listed at a …