James Ellis

James Ellis is a Staff Writer for ValuePenguin, covering credit, banking, travel and other personal finance topics. He previously wrote for Newsweek, Men's Health, and other nationally-published magazines.

How Baby Rompers Saved This Family from Eviction

Inspiration, ingenuity and Instagram helped Krystal Shaw launch a business that kept her family in their home.

Millennials Learn to Live With Debt: Report

But there’s an interesting reason behind why.

This Is the Best Age to Buy a House

A new report pinpoints the age range when you should buy your first house if you want to retire comfortably.

Nevada Becomes the Tenth State to Scrap Tampon Tax

But if you live in one of the 35 states that tax your products, here’s what you can do.

The Best Deals in Real Estate Live in the Winter

Bundle up and brave the cold if you want to find the house of your dreams at a lower price.

Why Your Parents Are Better At the Internet Than You

A new survey reveals the generation that can't figure out Apple TV is better at keeping their digital life secure.

Amazon Just Expanded Its Free Shipping to Help Your Holiday Shopping

But how does the e-commerce retailer's deal compare to its competitors' holiday shipping promotions?

Why You Can't Afford Not to Buy A House: Report

A new study shows renters face more financial obstacles than homeowners.

Millennials Pay the Price for This Common Habit: Report

A new survey shows millennials do a good job of saving, except when they succumb to an all-too-common fear.

5 Grocery Delivery Services That Might Make You Switch to Online Grocery Shopping

You have more options than ever for getting groceries delivered to your front door. We break down whether it's worth the cost.

The Telltale Signs You’re Reading Fake Amazon Reviews

The fake review market on Amazon shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s what you need to know before adding an item to your shopping cart.

On Track For Retirement? Think Again.

A new study from Stanford researchers says Americans should be saving this much if they want to enjoy their golden years.