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Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin is a writer, comedian, and a full-time content manager for OppLoans. He graduated with a BFA in TV Writing from Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, worked as a writer for BrainPOP, and created a branded comedy video series for the National Retail Federation called “Interview Day.” He performs around the country and his writing has also appeared on Collegehumor, Funny or Die, and Sparklife.

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How Bad Credit Can Affect Your Utility Bills

A utility bill is a form of credit, and that means that utility providers always take your credit score into account.

Posted on: March 06, 2020


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Can You Finance a Phone with Bad Credit?

Your credit score may impact your cell phone contract — but you do have options.

Posted on: February 22, 2020


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Can You Pay Taxes With a Credit Card?

Cash or credit? You may have more than one option to pay off your tax bill.

Posted on: February 21, 2020


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Dealing With an Unexpected Tax Bill

You were expecting a Grande tax bill but ended up with a Venti. Is it possible to set up a payment plan?

Posted on: February 19, 2020


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Cut Down on Vacation Costs 

The best way to pay for a vacation may be to not spend the money in the first place.

Posted on: February 10, 2020


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All the “Uncut Gems” Oscar Snubs: An Article Tangentially Related to Personal Finance

The night sky will be empty Sunday because all the stars are at the Oscars. Well, not all of them…

Posted on: February 08, 2020


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5 of the Best Reward and Cashback Apps

Shop for what you normally buy and earn rewards with these mobile apps.

Posted on: January 22, 2020


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The Best Wholesale Shopping Clubs: Are They Worth It?

Everyone loves a secret club. Will these ones help you save money?

Posted on: January 20, 2020


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What Are Life Settlements and How Do They Work?

Here's a look at the pros and cons of cashing out your life insurance before its prime (or yours).

Posted on: January 18, 2020


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Looking for a job? Try These Free Resources When Money is Tight

Job hunting is the woooooorst.

Posted on: January 15, 2020