Ross Kenneth Urken

Ross Kenneth Urken is editor of MainStreet and personal finance editor at TheStreet. He has published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York, The New Republic, The Atlantic, VICE, Tablet, Slate, TENNIS Magazine, The Paris Review, The Moscow Times, Forbes, NautilusNational Geographic, and Newsweek. He previously worked at AOL and appears widely on television and radio. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied comparative literature. For more information visit rosskennethurken.com

Should You Refinance Your Auto Loan? If It Accelerates Your Savings

Should You Refinance Your Auto Loan? If It Accelerates Your Savings

For consumers, refinancing usually calls to mind home mortgages, especially in this low interest environment. But should you refinance your auto loan?

How Is My Credit Score Calculated? A Look Inside Your Risk Profile

How Is My Credit Score Calculated? A Look Inside Your Risk Profile

It's a conundrum wrapped in riddle twisted in an enigma. How is your credit score calculated?

Pre-Workday Morning Raves Pump Up Millennial Workers for the Office

Pre-Workday Morning Raves Pump Up Millennial Workers for the Office

Alcohol-free morning dance parties like those from Daybreaker are all the rage for Millennials, but do these smoothie-fueled shin-digs really pump workers up for the day?

Morning Dance Parties Before Work Are How Millennials Prepare for the Office

Morning Dance Parties Before Work Are How Millennials Prepare for the Office

Alcohol-free morning dance parties from companies like Daybreaker and Morning Gloryville have grown in popularity across the nation and world.

5 Important Housing Questions to Consider for Aging Parents

5 Important Housing Questions to Consider for Aging Parents

Long-term care for parents in their senior years requires planning and the ability to make some challenging decisions.

Tax Season Identity Theft Features Preposterous Impostors

Tax Season Identity Theft Features Preposterous Impostors

As if the burden of doing your taxes wasn't enough, the FTC reports there's an uptick in theft of consumers' tax IDs, especially with the popularity of online filing.

Cybersecurity Investments Promise Returns for Investors Looking to Capitalize on Hacks

Cybersecurity Investments Promise Returns for Investors Looking to Capitalize on Hacks

Rampant data breaches have spelled nothing but bad news for major corporations and millions of American consumers. But there’s a silver lining on the investment front.

Cybersecurity ETF Delivers for Investors Looking to Profit From Hacks

Cybersecurity ETF Delivers for Investors Looking to Profit From Hacks

The rampant data breaches throughout the past year have spelled nothing but bad news for major corporations and millions of American consumers.

5 Important Personal Finance Take-Aways from Christmas Movies

5 Important Personal Finance Take-Aways from Christmas Movies

There are personal finance lessons to be extracted from your favorite Christmas flicks that can help both your bottom line strategy and your outlook.

Left-Handed Workers in U.S. Face Sinister Economic Challenges

Left-Handed Workers in U.S. Face Sinister Economic Challenges

Being left-handed can put you at a significant disadvantage financially that is really quite sinister.