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Mikey Rox

Mikey Rox is an award-winning writer/journalist/blogger and the founder of Paper Rox Scissors, a marketing and advertising company in New York City. He lives to save big bucks whenever he can - and then brag about it.

Latest articles by Mikey Rox

How to Protect Yourself From Ticks This Summer

Ticks are bad news in the summertime. This is how to keep them away from your skin.

8 Ways to Stay Sun Safe This Summer

Summer is here and the sun is beaming brightly. But before you head outside, make sure your skin is thoroughly protected from damaging rays.

7 Ways to Tell If That Used Car Used to Be an Uber

Uber and Lyft drivers sell their cars just like the rest of us. Here's how to tell if you're about to buy one.

How to Plan Your Best Summer Staycation Ever

Sometimes getting out of town just isn't in the budget. Here's how to vacay close to home — for cheap.

How to Build an Emergency Fund By the End of Summer

While you're busy soaking up some rays this summer, find a few easy ways for your emergency fund to soak up some savings!

9 Smart Financial Gifts to Give New Grads Besides Cash

New grads love cash, but these other money-oriented gifts can really help propel them into adulthood.

4 Beauty Products You Can Make in an Instant Pot

In between making every meal in your Instant Pot, you can make beauty products in there, too!

6 Ways to Boost Your Partner's Bad Credit Without Risking Your Own

You love your partner. Now you just need to get them to love their credit.

11 Ways to Make Money While at the Beach This Summer

Beach life has its charms, not the least of which is the opportunity to earn extra cash from visitors drawn to the shore.

7 Times You Don't Have to Give Your Social Security Number

A lot of people may ask for your Social Security number, but not all of them are entitled to it.

14 Reasons to Celebrate Getting Older

Aging is nothing to fear. There are plenty of ways getting older makes life more enjoyable.

12 Easy Ways to Win Over Your Neighbors

You don't get to pick your neighbors, so you might as well try to get along with them.

How to Save Big on Indoor and Outdoor Greenery

Plants bring the beauty of nature into your home, but costs can add up. Here's how to keep your budget in the black when planting more green.

How to Manage Money When You Hate Thinking About It

If the thought of managing your green has you seeing red, take heart; it doesn't have to be complicated!

How to Prep Your Finances for an Emergency Vet Visit

For a pet parent, an emergency visit to the vet is always stressful. Here's how to handle it financially.

16 Must-Haves to Pack for Your Next Cruise

Before you step foot on the gangplank, check your pockets and luggage for these essentials. You're gonna need 'em!

Could You Make Ends Meet If You Were Suddenly Disabled?

No one is immune to disabling injury or illness. Are you prepared for the what-if?

Here's What to Do If You Get Audited

You're being audited. Don't panic — these steps will help you navigate the process.

8 Things That Are Cheaper to Replace Than to Fix

Cheap modern manufacturing means that for a lot of the stuff in our lives, buying new is often cheaper than fixing old.

5 Ways to Cash in on Romantic Gifts From Exes

Don't let that old jewelry from your horrible ex collect dust when it could be making you some cold, hard cash.