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Our latest original research

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Star Wars Day 2024: Breaking Down Star Wars’ Box Office Performance and More by the Numbers

The Cost of a Margarita in Every State [2024]

Fast-Casual in America: Each State’s Favorite Restaurant

Airlines To Avoid if You’re Afraid To Fly Boeing (and Which Ones To Use Instead)

Fast-Casual in America: Each State’s Favorite Restaurant

Fast Food in America: Each State's Favorite Fast Food Chain

Music Festivals: Prices for Festival Tickets Outpaced Inflation in the Last Decade

The Most Laid-Back Cities Across the U.S. [2024]

Is Fast Food Affordable Anymore? Here’s How Menu Prices Have Changed Over the Years [2024]

The Cost of a Pint of Guinness in Every State [2024]

Nearly 70% of People Are Worried About a Recession in the Next Year [Election Survey]

[Tax Season] 35% of Americans Who Owe Can't Afford Their Tax Bill

The U.S. Cities Where You’re Least Likely To Own a Home [2024]

The Cost of a Dozen Roses in Each State

The States Where Tax Filers Are Paying the Highest Percentage of Their Income [2024]

Food Delivery App Comparison: How Much Can Pick-Up Save You at Popular Chains? [2024]

The Best Time to Buy NFL Playoff Tickets

The Cities Where Concert Tickets Are Most and Least Expensive

The Cost of Champagne in Every State

See more of our original research in our archive

Our experts

We'd love to share our passion and expertise with you. Our experts are available for interviews, quotes, commentary and bylines.

Josh Koebert

Data Researcher
Areas of expertise

Data analysis, personal finance

Greg Van Horn

Founder & CEO
Areas of expertise

Entrepreneurship, business credit, credit cards

Becca Borawski Jenkins

Senior Director, Content Strategy
Areas of expertise

Debt, retirement planning, cashback credit cards

Tracy Odell

SVP, Content Brands
Areas of expertise

Reward travel with kids, credit cards, student loans

Yahia Barakah

Senior Editor
Areas of expertise

Credit cards, investing, asset management

Chris Lewis

Associate Director, Digital PR
Areas of expertise

Points and miles, family budgeting, side hustles

Meet all our contributors

FinanceBuzz in the news

Quartz: McDonald's and other food giants are struggling in the inflation economy

Business Insider: 10 popular McDonald's menu items that cost up to 168% more now than a decade ago

Men’s Journal: Here Are the States Where People Are Paying the Most in Income Taxes This Year

Forbes: Closing Stores Can Result In Greater Losses Than Retailers Plan

Business Insider: You might be paying twice as much by ordering takeout food on DoorDash or Postmates, new study says

NY Post: These 10 airports are the worst for connecting flights — you’ll have to hustle to your gate

Reuters: Five ways to network your way to a new job this holiday season

Daily Mail: The ten US airports which charge the most for a beer - as expert reveals why fliers pay higher prices for food and drink

Entrepreneur: Surviving the Work Holiday Party: A Guide to Avoiding Embarrassment and Having Fun

New York Times: No Thanks, Grandma, I’m Saving Room for Airplane Food

The Hill: Here’s what Thanksgiving meals cost at most major US grocery stores

USA Today: Washington, DC is most overworked city in US, study finds. See where your city lies

Forbes:The 3 Most Overworked Cities In America With Highest Risk For Burnout

SF Gate: 60% of Gen Z doesn’t own a checkbook. Here’s how that makes life harder

Washington Post: It’s past time to allow more and longer flights at Reagan National

Harvard Business Review: Money Won’t Make Your Life Meaningful

Daily Mail: Experts reveal cheapest airports in the U.S. for booking a domestic flight A Parents' Guide to Teaching Teens About Money

CNN: Website wants to pay you $1,000 to watch all 10 ‘Fast and the Furious’ films. Here’s why

Wall St. Journal: Have the Ads in Your Twitter Feed Changed? There’s a Reason for That

Boston Globe: The waiting is the hardest part. These are the airports and airlines with the most delayed flights.

CNET: Don't Delay. Learn All the Reasons to File Your Taxes ASAP

Simple Flying: To What Extent Do Major US Carriers Pad Their Scheduled Flight Times?

Jalopnik: This Is a Reminder That Your Car Payment Is Only a Part of Your Vehicle Costs

The Hill: Here are the states where residents will pay the biggest share of their income in taxes this year

Real Simple: How Rising Food Costs Are Impacting Easter Celebrations

Salon: The science and spectacle of microwaving Peeps

Bloomberg: Which Subscription Will You Cancel First? 

Mental Floss: The 10 Friendliest Costco Locations in the U.S.

Forbes: Expect Free Wi-Fi On Most Airlines Soon, But Maybe Not For Everyone

The Street: The 25 Best Cities for Snowbirds

Bloomberg: Musk’s Twitter Antics Keep Some Advertisers Away, Curbing Sales

TimeOut: New York is the No. 1 ‘Grinchiest’ city in the entire U.S.

LA Times:  How to Find Jobs that Don't Require a College Degree

AdAge: How are Brands Marketing Pumpkin Spice? 

Crain's Cleveland: Cleveland Browns Rank in NFL's Top Five for Preseason TV Rankings

Sports Business Journal: How Many Tickets are Cheaper than Average on the Secondary Market?

Money: 5 Facts That Show How Painful Gas Prices Are Now

Real Simple: Here's How Much a Glass of Rosé Costs in Every State

InsideHookWhich Music Genre Has the Most Expensive Concert Tickets?

PGMag: What's the Best (and Worst) Star Wars Content Streaming Right Now?

The Sacramento Bee: Where to Find Lasting Love in California 

Deadspin: Will the MLB Lockout Affect Fan Spending Habits?

Best Company: 9 Ways to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

ZDNet: Pandemic back-to-school shoppers plan to spend more on tech

Forbes: How To Manage Your Back-To-School Shopping In 2020

Redbook Magazine: Tips for Planning a Socially Distant Road Trip

The Washington Post: How travel loyalty programs are raising the ante while we’re grounded

Real SimpleSurvey Shows 26% of Americans Are Considering Moving Due to COVID-19—Here's Why

Adweek: Over 50% of Americans Have Canceled Their Summer Travel Plans

LegalZoom: How to Manage Your Debt as a Startup

Finder: How to use credit cards responsibly during coronavirus

OutwitTrade: Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Practitioners Share Their Stories

Forbes: COVID-19 Won’t Be The Last Crisis—These Entrepreneurs Discuss How To Prepare For The Next One

International Business Times: Coronavirus Stimulus Checks: Will Direct Payments To Taxpayers Help Or Hurt The Economy?

GoFundMe: Where to Find Financial Help During the Coronavirus

Huffington Post: 12 Game-Changing Zoom Hacks For Work Meetings And Virtual Happy Hours

Apartment Therapy: What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage or Rent During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Travel + Leisure: The Best and Worst Airports If You're Always Running Late (Video)

Fortune: How the 2020 election could influence your personal finances

The Wirecutter: Is Hotel Elite Status Actually Worth It?

Consolidated Credit: How Can I Save Money While I’m in Debt?

Seek Capital: The Moment 11 Entrepreneurs Knew It Was Time To Quit Their Jobs

Home Business Mag: Your End-of-Year Tax Checklist: What You Need to Do Before December 31

Reader's Digest: How a $100,000 Mistake Helped Me Turn My Life Around Financially 

NBCNews BETTER: Millennials are determined to retire early. Here's how they can actually pull it off. 

U.S. News & World Report: How Credit Card Issuers Define Travel 

The Motley Fool: Millennials Aren't Shy About Talking Salary -- but Is That a Good Thing? 

MATADOR network: These are the most expensive airports to fly out of in the US 

Lifehacker: Always Buy Airfare on a Credit Card

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