Gina Ragusa
Gina Ragusa

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

Nov. 22, 2017

Cyber Monday 2017 Deals: The best Amazon, Walmart, EBay, Etsy & Old Navy offers, flight deals & more

Black Monday or Cyber Monday 2017 is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history. Here are the best deals on Christmas or holiday gifts around — plus other tips on how to save money.

Nov. 21, 2017

2017 Holiday Shopping Secrets: 7 hacks to save money on everything you buy — Black Friday and beyond

Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Forget about it — you can pay less for purchases every remaining day of the year with a few genius shopping secrets and tricks to get a deal every time you shop.
Nov. 20, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017: How to host dinner for under $50 with tasty side dishes, desserts and free turkey

Thanksgiving Day meal ideas eluding you? These 2017 side dishes, appetizers, desserts and turkey tricks save you money despite tasting delicious: Here's how to host on a budget in 10 easy steps.
Nov. 20, 2017

Black Friday 2017: 5 sneaky signs a deal isn’t actually worth it

Black Friday deals are a mixed bag. Here’s how to find the best 2017 discounts — and avoid the worst ones — by decoding retailers’ sneakiest tricks.
Nov. 16, 2017

Black Friday 2017: Top deals at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy & more, plus coupons & store hours

Your ultimate guide to the very best Black Friday discounts — at Kohl's, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others — plus coupons, 2017 store hours and info on freebies (hello, free coffee)!
Nov. 13, 2017

How do TJ Maxx and Marshalls sell designer clothes so cheap? 5 hacks to save money on fancy duds

These smart shopping hacks help you save on designer clothing. Never pay full price — and never get ripped off. Here's how.

Nov. 8, 2017

Thanksgiving Travel Deals 2017: Best last-minute tips to save on flights, hotels, rental cars & more

Travel deals for Thanksgiving 2017 are popping up all around — if you know where to look.
Nov. 3, 2017

Veterans Day 2017 Freebies: All the free meals and deals you can score on this national holiday

Get free food and and other great deals on Veterans Day 2017.
Nov. 3, 2017

The 3 sneakiest ways companies trick you into overpaying — and how to outwit them and save money

Retailers can be sneaky. Spot their tricks to save more cash.
Nov. 2, 2017

5 tricks to get paid money for selling your data — since it’s getting sold anyway

Shouldn't you be getting paid for your data if companies are already tracking it?
Oct. 30, 2017

Halloween 2017: Companies with happy employees have this spooky thing in common

Halloween 2017 is nothing without a little costume fun. Here are 3 clever ways to use the holiday to boost office morale, according to a new survey of U.S. workers.

Oct. 28, 2017

Halloween costume ideas 2017: 50 quick, easy last-minute DIYs under $50 — for guys, girls & everyone

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas for your 2017 celebration in short supply? Luckily, you can save money with a few clever, easy concepts you can DIY with home supplies.
Oct. 27, 2017

The 9 best things to buy right now

Saving money while shopping isn’t hard, at least if you know a few tricks. Here’s what to buy on sale in November and December — to get the very best deal.
Oct. 26, 2017

Career Advice: Here’s the best day and time to apply to a job if you want to get an interview

Career advice sometimes skips the important things: like the best days of the week and times of day to submit job applications — and actually get an interview. Here's what research shows.
Oct. 25, 2017

3 money-saving secrets to being frugal — but not cheap

Save money without alienating your friends or coming across as a cheapskate: These simple financial moves will help — even if you are living paycheck to paycheck.
Oct. 19, 2017

Want to be $50,000 richer? These 9 fun contests pay winners thousands (or millions) of dollars

If you've got millionaire dreams, know that you can get richer fast without buying a lottery ticket — with these fun, creative and high-paying contests.

Oct. 18, 2017

Is it smart to share your salary? Why different generations disagree

Millennials and baby boomers do not see eye to eye on the taboo against discussing money. Here's a big reason why.
Oct. 16, 2017

This one simple life change could help you earn more money — and feel happier at work

How to get better sleep, fight insomnia and become more of a "morning person."
Oct. 13, 2017

Halloween ideas 2017: The 10 best cities to trick-or-treat, party and celebrate

How to save money on Halloween — and the best places in the US for trick-or-treat, parties and more.
Oct. 13, 2017

3 key financial tasks to get done by the end of 2017 — and leave you richer in the new year

Want to get richer and save more money by 2018? Make just a few smart moves with your cash by the end of 2017.