Susan Johnston Taylor

Susan Johnston Taylor covers personal finance, entrepreneurship and lifestyle topics for a variety of print and online publications. Her articles have appeared in or on, The Boston Globe,,, and many other places. She's also a regular contributor to the money section of

Posts by Susan Johnston Taylor

Fine print, Living with credit, Protecting yourself

5 money lessons from TV’s ‘Nashville’

Set amidst the cutthroat country music scene, the hit TV series “Nashville” features money-embezzling ex-husbands and country superstars signing bad contracts and spending with abandon. The show, which returns to CMT for the second half of its fifth season this…
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Rewards, Shopping

Save money with these 6 browser extensions

Savvy online shoppers know to always search for a discount code before checkout, and with browser extensions that will automatically locate promo codes for you, manual searches have gone the way of the flip phone. Here’s a look at six…
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Living with credit, New products

4 apps that make it easy to help others

For the philanthropy-minded, it’s always a good time to support nonprofit organizations, whether it’s an animal rescue, a homeless shelter, a mentoring program for inner-city youths or something else entirely. It’s even better if it’s easy to give to a…
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New products, Rewards

5 apps that pay you to get active

Whether you’re training for that 5k, committing to daily yoga classes or shedding pounds to be ready for the beach, a number of apps add extra motivation to help you achieve your goal by paying you to get active. And…
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Living with credit

How a holiday temp job can boost your credit

Trees have barely begun to shed their leaves for fall, but retailers are already hiring armies of additional workers for the holiday retail season. Target announced plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers in its stores (same number as last year), UPS…
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