Dori Zinn has been covering personal finance for nearly a decade. Her writing has appeared in Wirecutter, Quartz, Bankrate, Credit Karma, Huffington Post and other publications. She previously worked as a staff writer at Student Loan Hero. Zinn is a past president of the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and won the national organization's "Chapter of the Year" award two years in a row while she was head of the chapter. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in South Florida.
Want to skip cramped commercial airplane seats? Tired of long lines at the airport? Or have you just always dreamed of flying? If so, you may want to buy an aircraft and become part of the nation’s general aviation community. While owning a plane is expensive, that doesn’t mean it’s exclusive to the rich and famous. But before you start in the world of airplane ownership, you need to consider many factors, including costs, maintenance and more. Are you concerned about fitting a plane purchase into your long-term financial plan? Speak to a financial advisor about it today. Read more
Selling securities or financially advising clients requires a license, and which license a professional needs depends on a number of factors, including what type of securities are being offered for sale, what type of financial transaction is being conducted and the advice being given. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) handles the procedures for a number of securities licenses. FINRA sets qualifications for each license and oversees the exams for each one. Here’s a breakdown of the main securities licenses. Read more
When it’s time to retire, many U.S. retirees head south. While many stop in Florida or other southern U.S. states, some keep going for destinations in Central America or South America. One popular destination is Peru, where visitors and retirees come to enjoy beautiful beaches, delicious food, low cost of living and the breath-taking vistas of Machu Picchu. Moving overseas entails numerous challenges, many of which are best tackled with the assistance of a financial advisor. Read more
Many retirees like to head south in search of warmer climates. But what if you want to head north instead? Retiring to Canada has a range of benefits, like universal healthcare and reasonably priced… Read more
Buying or selling a home is a major financial step. Whether you’re about to invest a lot of money in a property or make a lot of money from selling one, having the right real estate expert in your… Read more
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