Gina Ragusa
Gina Ragusa

Gina is a personal finance writer for Mic who resides in South Florida. Gina can be reached at

July 21, 2017

Sick of being "on call" nights and weekends? How to start saying no to your boss.

How to fight back if your boss makes you stay late, constantly check email, answer phone calls on weekends or perform other tasks that are destroying your work-life balance.

July 21, 2017

3 clever ways Gen Z is knocking down the cost of college

Monstrous student debt? No way. Teens are disrupting the old way of thinking about education.
July 20, 2017

The 10 best and worst US cities for stress

Reduce stress and relax more by moving to one of these best places in America for a chill job, happy family and healthy lifestyle.
July 18, 2017

What to do if your wedding vendor goes MIA

Problem with your wedding dress, photographer, venue or another vendor? Here's how to avoid snafus and deal with last-minute disasters when you get married.
July 17, 2017

3 smart ways to re-prioritize your wedding budget

Getting married? Here's how to save money on your wedding and resist the pressure to overspend — but still ensure your guests have tons of fun.
July 14, 2017

7 ways to succeed in your side job and make real money

A side gig can be more than a hobby. With the right business smarts you can make real money — and even turn it into a full-time job.

July 13, 2017

These resume styles are perfect for 2017

Need resume help? Whether this is your first resume or you're a seasoned professional, here's how to present yourself in the best light.
July 12, 2017

The rules for tipping in every situation — and when to break them

How much to tip? That's the eternal question. Here is a definitive guide to the rules for tipping — and how to tip movers, Uber drivers, delivery, waiters and more.
July 11, 2017

How to get 7-Eleven Slurpees, Chick-fil-A, Krispy Kreme and more free food all week

Run, don't walk, to 7-Eleven and Chick-fil-A today.
July 10, 2017

5 secrets to getting the best deals on Amazon Prime Day

Best Amazon Prime Day deals seeming elusive? Here is a strategy to maximize bang for your buck.
July 7, 2017

10 genius ways to spend $100

Got an extra $100 lying around? Here are 10 clever ways to put your spare cash to use — and invest in your future.

July 6, 2017

18 states sue Betsy DeVos for rescinding student protection rules

At issue is whether students misled by for-profit private colleges will get loan relief and other protections.
July 6, 2017

10 sneaky scams that you need to watch out for in 2017

Scammers are getting smarter by using new tricks to get you to part with your money and personal information.
July 4, 2017

How to keep 'convenience vices' from destroying your budget

Think you don't have any vices? Here are a few you may not realize you have.
July 3, 2017

7 easy ways to save money on summer movies

Only suckers pay full price for movie tickets.
June 30, 2017

Today is your last chance for almost $10K toward last year's college tuition

You still have a few hours to score up to $10,000 toward college costs from the 2016-2017 academic year.

June 29, 2017

9 ways to have a memorable 4th of July on a budget

Need 4th of July inspiration? Don't let money stand in your way of having an awesome time, with roadtrips, free or cheap activities and more.
June 28, 2017

5 genius things you should do with $1,000 right now

What should you do with extra money? Here are some clever ways to invest your cash today.
June 27, 2017

How much you should actually spend on wedding gifts

This is what is normal — and polite — to pay for a wedding present.
June 26, 2017

These 10 chill gigs offer high pay and low stress

Workers in certain low-stress professions actually earn higher-than-average wages.