Gina Roberts-Grey

Gina Roberts-Grey

Gina Roberts-Grey is a freelance writer in snowy, but scenic, upstate New York. For more than a decade, she’s covered consumer issues and health topics for CreditSesame as well as Glamour, Family Circle and NextAvenue.org. She’s also interviewed hundreds of celebrities including Larry King, Trace Adkins, Jessica Alba, Jewel and others. Connect with her via her website, ginaroberts-grey.com or via Twitter.

Recent posts by Gina Roberts-Grey

Getting Ready for Fall: How to Protect Your Credit From Financial Flu and Identity Theft

The crisp chilly air, robust pumpkin patches and rainbow-colored leaves started to cascade to the ground from high atop their branched home can only mean one thing: It’s time to get a flu shot! According to the CDC, flu season can ramp up as early as October and stretch well into May. So every fall,

Should You Co-Sign for Your College Kid’s Credit Card?

There are numerous financial decisions to contemplate when sending a child to college. Beyond crunching numbers to find the best financial aid package and filing the dreaded FAFSA (free application for Federal student aid) you have to determine what meal plan you should purchase and whether or not you should rent or buy books. Parents

DIY Beauty Secrets: 7 Ways to Save Money While Still Looking Great

Facials, peels and pricey beauty products are popular with celebrities, but most of us don’t often have the money — or time — to spend at a pricey spa once or twice a week. But that doesn’t mean us ‘regular folk’ have to forgo all the pampering. There are plenty of ways to look and

5 Secrets to Spending Less at the Grocery Store

The mercury isn’t the only thing rising (hopefully!) this spring. The amount you spend at the grocery store is about to surge upward, too. Being a carnivore could get quite costly. The increased costs associated with raising cattle means consumers can expect to pay up to 3.5 percent more for their sirloins, T-Bones, and ground

Daylight Savings: Springing Ahead Could Leave Your Finances Falling Behind

Setting our clocks ahead an hour this weekend for daylight savings may have made it easier to stay up late watching Jimmy Fallon reinvent the Tonight Show, but it also makes it harder to get up the next morning since the 6 a.m. alarm still feels like it’s only 5 a.m. The fatigue you feel

Qualifying for Financial Aid: Convincing Colleges You’re Needy

Spring isn’t just a time for robins to start singing and snow to (finally!) melt. In addition to the landscape waking up and parkas being packed away, March and April are prime college acceptance months for high school seniors. That means in addition to kids – and their parents – stalking the mailman in the

Man’s Best Friend: The Cost of Dog Ownership

Between diapers, toys, karate lessons and doctor bills, it’s no surprise that bringing home a new bouncing bundle of joy costs a lot of money. Oh yeah, then there’s those pesky college costs. But what about bringing home man’s best friend? How much does it cost to own a dog?  Sure, there’s a lifetime of