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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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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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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21 paranormal podcasts to keep you up all Halloween night long

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By now, if you’re a big fan of spooky season, you’ve likely cycled through all of Netflix’s 90-minute horror films and consumed most of Huluween. But …

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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 …