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About Ilyce Glink

Ilyce Glink is the founder/CEO of Best Money Moves. She is an award winning television and radio personality, a nationally-syndicated columnist and is author to a dozen books including the best-selling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask and Buy, Close, Move In. She also hosts the podcast Monday Morning Marketing with Ilyce Glink and John Byrne and is a frequent guest/host for WGN Radio's Wintrust Business Lunch. Her awards include Best Magazine Report, Best Blog, and Best Television Report from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. She was also the first to receive the Money $mart award from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and received two Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism from the Chicago Headline Club.

Why 50% of Americans Can’t Understand Their Credit Cards

By |September 14th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , , |

Remember life before credit cards? Best Money Moves Founder/CEO Ilyce Glink remembers her grandfather carrying around a wad of fresh $20 bills, peeling them off one by one to pay for dinner. Credit cards changed the way we pay for [...]

What’s the Biggest Source of Financial Stress in Your State?

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: For Employees|Tags: , , , |

Are you financially stressed? Do you know what’s causing it? A recent study by asked Americans to identify their biggest financial stressor and then broke down the results by state. Check out the map above to see which financial [...]

How Financial Stress Rises with Your Rent and Home Expenses

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , |

There are certain expenses everyone deals with no matter how extravagant or restrained their lifestyle. Housing is at the top of the list, both because you need a place to hang your hat and because it’s usually the single largest [...]

Making Labor Day Meaningful For Employees

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , |

We’re a few days out from Labor Day - the celebration of all the work employees do - so let’s talk about making Labor Day meaningful for employees and their bosses. One of the top biggest reasons workers leave their [...]

Why There Isn’t Enough Money To Pay Bills and Save

By |August 24th, 2016|Categories: For Employees, For Employers|Tags: , , , |

Ever wonder why there often isn't enough money at the end of the month to get all of your bills paid and save money? You're not alone. According to a new survey published this week by the Certified Financial Planner [...]

Employees’ Financial Stress Mounts as Millions Are Priced Out of the Housing Market

By |August 19th, 2016|Categories: For Employees, For Employers|Tags: , , |

Economists and industry experts have been trumpeting the recovery of the housing market, which is good news for anyone who already owns one. But that recovery isn’t necessarily good news for people looking to buy a new home. In fact, [...]

Making Americans’ Financial Lives Great Again

By |July 22nd, 2016|Categories: For Employees, For Employers|Tags: , , , |

In the wake of the Republican National Convention, it seems appropriate to lay out some steps ordinary Americans can take to make their financial lives great again - or, if yours has never been particularly strong, then at least make [...]

A Big Money Lesson For Only 60p (Less Than $1)

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: For Employees|Tags: , , |

More than 30 years ago, as I was packing for my junior year abroad, my mother handed me a check for around $2,500 and said, “This money has to last all year. You’d better start keeping track of what you’re [...]


By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Featured - For Employees|Tags: , , , , |

When it comes to money, it's easy to feel like a dummy. After all, the entire financial services industry is set up to confuse you. That way, you'll feel relieved and, yes, even grateful to pay someone to do things [...]