Bonnie Gringer
Bonnie is the Online Marketing Manager and Content Developer at TMX Finance. She loves boating, writing, inventing, designing and most of all her family, friends and the amazing people she gets to work with each day. Her focus has been developing and optimizing content for B2B and B2C industries such as Finance, Real Estate, Mortgage, Auto, and Home and Family.

Posts By: Bonnie Gringer

Those of us completing our tax returns this year may be scrambling to find some of the more obscure, hidden tax deductions to help us get a better refund, asking ourselves crazy questions: Can quitting smoking save you money on taxes? Can you claim pets on your taxes? What about all of the strange costs that . . .

Tax deductions aren’t just for the super-rich. Many deductions help middle and lower income individuals. Some of those deductions are common, like deducting auto expenses for business travel, and some are less commonly known, such as deducting the storage unit fees for your move. Then there are some downright, unusual deductions that are surprisingly acceptable (within the right . . .

What Is a Classic Car? Written By: Bonnie Gringer Why We Define Classics as We Do (PDF): The Classic Car Club of America outlines their definition of classic cars as well as a rough estimate of their numbers in this short informational document. Why Do People Still Love Classic Cars? Is it nostalgia or beauty . . .

How long is the average commute to work? It depends on whether or not you live in a city, whether you use public transportation, and which state you’re in. While there may be outliers who blast music while sitting in their cars for hours at a time and those who work remotely, the average commute . . .

On the 3rd Monday of February, we celebrate Presidents’ Day in the U.S. to honor George Washington, our first president born on February 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president born on February 12, 1809. It is also commonly recognized as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. For many years, it was celebrated on February . . .

The history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its origin is somewhat of a mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and Ancient Roman tradition. The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day dates back to the 5th century (401 to 500 AD). . . .

Which country has the most billionaires? The answer, by far, is the United States, with 565 billionaires, from Jeff Bezos to Larry Page to Michael Bloomberg. But while the U.S. is the country with the most billionaires, there are plenty of places around the world that are home to some of the wealthiest people. Here’s . . .

How much is $100 really worth across the United States? With such huge gaps in the cost of living and purchasing power from urban to rural U.S., how far will a crisp, beautiful Benjamin Franklin get you when it’s time to pay the rent? With data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, we’ve created a . . .

Ah, how the best-laid plans so often go awry, especially in the kitchen. No matter what recipe you have or how often you’ve made something, you’re bound to make common cooking mistakes like these. But don’t worry; you don’t have to toss out that pan of pasta! These clever food hacks are here to rescue . . .

  • * Maximum loan amount in Illinois is $4,000. Maximum loan amount in Mississippi is $2,500. Maximum loan amount in Tennessee is $6,500, assuming customer qualifies and accepts both the Pledge and Line of Credit. Minimum loan amount in California is $2,600.
  • ** Car title loans may require a credit check in California. Motorcycle title loan and pawn approval requires satisfaction of all loan eligibility requirements including a vehicle evaluation and a credit check.
  • *** To be approved for a title loan or pawn, you must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama). Account approval subject to vehicle inspection, appraisal, and, if applicable, a credit check.
  • † Proof of income is required in Illinois, Nevada, some Texas locations, and California. In California you are also required to provide proof of residency, and a valid vehicle registration to obtain a loan.
  • ‡ Signature and personal loans are offered by an affiliate of TitleMax® and are currently only available in Florida. Account approval requires satisfaction of all loan eligibility requirements, including a credit inquiry, and, if applicable, motor vehicle appraisal.
  • § Refinancing of a competitor’s title loan is not available in Mississippi or Virginia. In Illinois, you are required to have reduced your original principal balance by 20% before refinancing. TitleMax®, TitleBucks®, and InstaLoan®, are not considered competitors. Please see a store associate for details.
  • - TitleMax of Virginia, Inc. d/b/a TitleMax® is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, license number VTL-11.
  • - In Texas, TitleMax® acts as a Credit Services Organization to assist customers in obtaining a loan through an unaffiliated third party lender. Please see store associate for details. Please see Texas Schedule of All Fees.
  • - In GA, TitleMax® offers Title Pawns.
  • - In CA, Loans are made by TitleMax of California, Inc., California Finance Lenders Law License No. 603K014.