James Ellis

James Ellis is a former 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 to Tell if Your Tinder Match Is Scamming You

In search of a con artist looking to break your heart and take your money? Welcome to the world of online dating scams.

Hospitals Now Post Their Prices Online, But Patients Remain in the Dark

More information isn't always better. Here's why the recent rule does anything but empower patients.

Millennials Feel They Have No Problems Qualifying for a Mortgage

Are they headed for a rude awakening?

So How Do You Make That Amazon Gift Return, Exactly?

More packages are returned before Christmas, so here's how to make sure you get the refund you deserve.

How the Affordable Care Act Repeal Affects Your Healthcare Coverage

A recent decision by a federal judge places the insurance of millions in potential jeopardy.

Here's How Much Debt Most of Us Pick Up During Christmas

New reports pinpoint the price tag of holiday cheer and what you can do to avoid spending too much this year.

Is the New United Premium Economy Seat Worth the Cost?

The carrier’s newest class of seats bridges the gap between a tight squeeze and luxury.

The Credit-Rating System Unfairly Scores Millennials: Report

A new VantageScore study argues a huge swath of millennials should have a higher credit score. Are you one of them?

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.

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.