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Our latest original research

See the surveys, studies, and side hustles we've published recently:

The Most Overworked Cities in the US [2023]

Back-to-School Shopping [2023]: Is Inflation Affecting Spending?

Generational Financial Gaps: Can Gen Z Write a Check? Can Baby Boomers Use Venmo?

When Is the Best Time To Buy MLB Tickets on StubHub?

Airports With the Most Expensive Uber and Lyft Rides

Summer Blockbusters by the Numbers: A 61% Decline Since 2013?

2023 U.S. Airport Cost Rankings: See How Airfare Compares at the Nation's Busiest Airports

The Cost of Mother’s Day Flowers in Every State

The Cost of a Margarita in Every State [2023]

Star Wars Day 2023: Breaking Down Star Wars’ Box Office Performance and More by the Numbers

Airlines with the Most Expensive Food and Drinks [Study]

How Much Does It Cost To Be a Bad Driver in Every State?

64% of Drivers Are Putting Off Necessary Car Maintenance [Survey]

Airline Delays Cost Passengers Hundreds of Years in Wasted Time at the Airport

Airlines are Padding Their Scheduled Flight Times by More than 10%

Credit Cards and Kids: 13 is the Appropriate Age to Give Kids Credit Cards, According to Parents [Survey]

The Best Time to Buy March Madness Tickets [Final Four Update]

Easter Statistics [2023]: Are Food Costs Affecting Easter Plans?

The Cost of a Pint of Guinness in Every State

[Tax Season] Only 40% of Americans have enough money in their bank accounts to cover anticipated tax bills.

Here Are the States Where Tax Filers Are Paying the Highest Percentage of Their Income [2023]

The Cost of a Dozen Roses in Each State

The Best Time to Buy NFL Tickets [2023 Super Bowl Update]

The Best U.S. Cities to Start Over in 2023

The Cost of Champagne in Every State

Are You Underpaid? Only 37% Of Workers Feel Their Salary Has Kept Up With Inflation [Study]

69% of U.S. Adults Report a Negative Rental Car Experience [New Survey]

The Grinchiest Cities in the U.S. [2022]

1 in 6 U.S. Adults Say They’ve Had a Vacation Ruined Due to Rental Car Prices [New Survey]

The Most Popular Christmas Songs in Each State [2022]

Only 39% of Workers Say They can Actually Unplug During the Holidays [2022 Survey]

The Cost of a Turkey in Every State [Thanksgiving 2022 Study]

These are the Best U.S. Cities for Snowbirds

TSA Precheck: 92% of members say cost is worth it [2022 Survey]

86% of Americans Say Rising Food Costs Will Impact Thanksgiving this Year [2022 Survey]

U.S. Airports with the Most Expensive Beer Prices [Study]

30 Trader Joe’s Fall Foods, Ranked and Reviewed by a Pumpkin Expert

These States Have the Best Costco Stores, According to Customers

We Paid Someone to Eat Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for a Year and Rate Each Flavor

The Most Affordable Cities to Own and Maintain Used Cars

We Asked a Personal Finance Expert to Rate Popular TikTok Personal Finance Advice

The Best (and Worst) Cities for People Without a College Degree

NFL Teams with the Most and Least Expensive Tickets (on the Resale Market)

Data Reveals When to Buy NFL Tickets for the Best Prices [Fall 2022]

44% of Parents are Considering Buying a Bulletproof Backpack for Their Child [2022]

Pumpkin Palooza: Get Paid $1,000 to Taste and Rate Trader Joe’s Fall Foods

Majority of Americans Think We are Heading to a Housing Crisis [Survey]

Retirement Survey: Market Volatility Changing Americans’ Retirement Behaviors and Outlooks [2022 Survey]

Cash for Your Car: Data Reveals Which Online Retailer Gives You the Best Price for Your Car

The Cost of a Glass of Rosé in Every State

Data Reveals When to Buy Concert Tickets for the Best Prices [Summer 2022]

2022 U.S. Airport Cost Rankings: See How Airfare Compares at the Nation's Busiest Airports

How Much Should Music Lovers of Each Genre Budget for Concerts This Summer?

The Cost of a Margarita in Every State

How Much Star Wars Content is on Disney+ (and How Good is It)?

How Much is Your Household Labor Worth? [Survey]

How Much of a Driver’s Monthly Income is Spent on Gas? [State-by-State Study]

25% Absolutely Love Peeps, Where Does the Rest of America Stand?

Do Americans Consider Extreme Weather Threats When Deciding Where to Live? [Survey]

The Spending Habits and Lockout Opinions of MLB Fans [2022 Survey]

New Data Reveals How Prepared Americans Are for an Emergency at Home and on the Road

The Cost of a Pint of Guinness in Every State

"Launch Potato" Is Looking to Pay the Ultimate Potato Lover $1,500

High Food Costs Prevent 65% of Americans from Eating Healthy

Cry, Rage, or Sing Along: Here Are the Ultimate Breakup Playlists

Here Are the States Where Tax Filers Are Paying the Highest Percentage of Their Income

Are Fast Food Subscriptions Worth It?

New Data Reveals America’s Best Cities for Lasting Love

COVID-19 Travel Survey: Omicron Is Slowing Travel, but Not as Much as Delta

Turn Your Heartbreak into Cash: Get Paid $1,100 to Listen to Breakup Songs for 24 Hours

Best Ski Resorts for Families: Teens Edition [2022]

Cameo Analysis: Which Celebrities Offer the Most (and Least) Bang for Your Buck?

Best Ski Resorts for Families: Young Children Edition [2021-2022]

The Most Popular Holiday Songs in Every State

Retailers That Have the Most Anticipated Black Friday Deals [State by State]

2021 Holiday Shopping Survey

The Most (and Least) Expensive Cities for Holiday Rental Cars

[Survey] 63% of Americans Expect Rising Food Costs to Impact Thanksgiving Dinner

[Electric Vehicle Popularity] Mustang Mach-E Crushes Tesla In Almost Every State

Are High-Budget or Low-Budget Horror Movies Scarier? We Have the Answer [Analysis]

The Most Popular Disney Movies and Rides in Every State

The Spending Habits of NBA Fans on Their Favorite Teams and Players [2021 Survey]

Meet the FinanceBuzz Horror Movie Heart Rate Analyst

America’s Best and Worst Airports for Layovers in 2021

44% of Americans With Retirement Savings Have Invested in Cryptocurrency [Survey]

The Most Popular Cryptocurrency in Every State

Halloween Horror Hustle: Get Paid $1,300 to Watch 13 Scary Movies

Florida Tech Jobs: The 10 Best Areas to Work [2021]

The NFL Fans Who Spend the Most and Least Money on Their Team [2021 Survey]

More Than Half of Americans Have Changed or Canceled Travel Because of the Delta Variant [Survey]

Find The Cheapest Way To Stream Your Favorite Sports Teams

Meet the FinanceBuzz Ice Cream Flavor Evaluation Specialist

We Found Which Vehicles People Think the Best and Worst Drivers Own [Survey]

The NFL Fans Who Spend the Most and Least Money on Their Team [2021 Survey]

New Study Reveals America's Road Trip Favorites: From the Best Food to the Best Music

Want to Get Paid to Eat Ice Cream for a Year? We're Hiring.

2021 US Regional Airport Cost Rankings: Which Small Airports Are Most and Least Expensive

The 25 Most Future-Focused Cities in America [2021]

These Are The Most Popular Investment Apps in Every State

Here's What It Costs To Throw a Graduation Party in Every State

Study Reveals the Most Popular Fitness Trends Across the U.S.

Star Wars by the Numbers: Ticket Prices, Popularity, and More

51% of Workers With Access to Wellness Benefits Report Improvement in Mental Health [Survey]

One-Third of Americans Have Made an Investment Because of Something They Saw on Social Media

COVID-19 Has Had a Surprising Impact on Financial Risk Taking

Nearly Half of U.S. Households Have Added Two or More Streaming Services in the Past Year

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Our experts

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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

Areas of expertise

Debt, retirement planning, cashback credit cards

Tracy Odell

SVP, Content
Areas of expertise

Reward travel with kids, credit cards, student loans

Ben Walker

Credit Cards Writer
Areas of expertise

Budget travel, credit cards, points and miles

Rebecca Wright

Sr. Media Relations Manager
Areas of expertise

Budgeting, cash back, and coupons

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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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