Zina Kumok

Editor

Zina Kumok Zina graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a Degree in Journalism. Her post-graduate experience in paying down student loan debt inspired her to help others take control of their finances. Having escaped student loan debt in under 3 years, she enjoys sharing tips and tricks for getting out of debt on her blog Conscious Coins.

An author and personal finance expert, her work has been featured on Investopedia, The Washington Post, Experian, Fox Business, Time, Quicken Loans, LendingTree, Forbes, Money.com, Mint, and many more. A three time “Best Personal Finance Freelancer or Contributor” Plutus Award finalist, Zina’s byline has also appeared in the Indianapolis Monthly, Commercial Appeal, and the Associated Press.

When Zina isn’t working she is spending time with her husband and two dogs.

To learn more, connect with Zina on LinkedIn.

Swappa Review 2021: A Safe Platform for Selling iPhones and Other Tech

Swappa is a site for selling cell phones and other devices. Sellers upload photos of the item they want to sell, pick the brand, choose the models and any other details, and then create an account. Here’s exactly how it works.

Zina Kumok 10 Nov

Mistplay Review: How Much Does It Pay to Play?

If you already love playing mobile games and want to be rewarded for it, then using Mistplay is a good choice. If you’re stuck on a car ride with a phone, Mistplay is a fun way to earn money and kill time.

Zina Kumok 25 Aug

Buyback Boss Review 2021: Is Their Highest-Price Guarantee Legit?

Buyback Boss is a site that buys back or lets you trade in used and new cell phones, tablets, and Apple watches. All you need to do is select which device you have, describe its condition, and then Buyback Boss will show its offer price.

Zina Kumok 10 Aug

What to Do When You Hate Your Job and Want to Quit

Quitting your job should be taken seriously. If you do it wrong, it could affect your ability to get another job. But if you do professionally, then you can seamlessly move from one job to another, even in the same field.

Zina Kumok 30 May

5 Apps That Will Pay You to Lose Weight

Did you know you can get paid to lose weight? It’s exciting to earn an incentive for something you already want to do. These weightloss bet apps and programs pay you money when you successfully reach your weightloss goals.

Zina Kumok 20 Dec

Tiller Money Review: A Perfect Budgeting Tool for Spreadsheet Addicts

Tiller will change the way you think about budgeting with a spreadsheet. If using Excel to track and analyze your spending is like learning to drive stick, Tiller is like driving an automatic. Learn exactly what makes Tiller a great budgeting app.

Zina Kumok 22 Jul

Gazelle Review 2021: What You Need to Know Before Selling Your Phone

Gazelle is a site that buys and sells discounted and gently-used electronics including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel devices. Users can trade in their old technology for money or search for deals on new-to-them phones and tablets.

Zina Kumok 24 May

A Beginner’s Guide to the 50/30/20 Budget Rule

Whether you’ve struggled to manage your personal finances consistently in the past or you’re looking to find a less time-intensive method, the 50/30/20 budgeting system might be the approach you need to stop struggling and finally make your budget stick.

Zina Kumok 02 May

401(k) vs. IRA: Pros, Cons, and Key Differences

The details of a 401(k) and IRA may get a little complicated, but choosing the right fit is actually pretty simple. Here’s what you need to know to get started investing in the right retirement account for your future.

Zina Kumok 19 Apr

Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: What You Need to Know

When it comes to choosing the right retirement account, over-analysis can lead to paralysis. It’s important to learn the difference between a Roth IRA and traditional IRA and know when is the best time to use each one.

Zina Kumok 12 Apr