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3 Easy Ways to Avoid Solicitors and Impulse Purchases

Solicitors often convince us to buy things we don’t really need, want, and/or items we often haven’t budgeted for. They are extremely effective, very convincing, and are usually hard to say no to—or don’t like to take ‘no’ for an answer. The very best way to avoid being solicited and impulsive purchasing is just avoid soliciting and

Why You Should Have an Estate Plan for Those You May Leave Behind

Financial guru, Dave Ramsey, notes that the mortality rate for human beings is 100%. Death is what you might call an “unavoidable” inevitability. But thankfully, because we know our ultimate fate, we can plan for it and avoid problems that otherwise result from it. Often loved ones are left with a lot to handle: sadness,

The Best Money-making Survey Sites That Are Trust Worthy

Many people have a little extra time when they are at home watching TV, in the car waiting for kids to get out of school, or during breaks at work, and some people are looking for a new hobby or way to make money from home. If you have extra time and want an extra few hundred

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)

I had the book Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner show up on my doorstep the other day. I sat down in my living room and began to read through it. As an author of a financial book myself, I was excited to read another money guide for parents

14 Easy Ways to Save Big on Prescriptions

Most American families have at least one prescription. In fact, studies show that Americans spend over $400 Billion on prescriptions a year. That breaks down to $1,300 a person! That number is mind boggling to me. Luckily, my family is blessed with great health so we don’t have to fill prescriptions regularly. However, at times I do

Freebies & Coupons You Can Get for Your Birthday

This month I am celebrating my birthday and I’ve been receiving a lot of freebies, discounts, and coupons. Last night I was able to enjoy a meal at a good discount because of my birthday. In the food department, I’ve received over $75 worth of free food vouchers/coupons/offers. Granted most of these I have to buy another

An Innovative New Way to Purchase Items Online & Build Credit Without Using a Credit Card

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Affirm, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. With credit card debt reaching historical highs, some debt experts are encouraging consumers to ditch the credit cards and just use cash. Credit card debt can be a vicious thing. Interest rates often run very high and

Top 9 Tips for Saving Money at Disney World

A lot of families consider traveling to be too expensive for them. Mention the words “Disney World,” and most scoff at the idea of ever being able to take their family there. It isn’t going to be cheap, but planning and budgeting for such a vacation can make it attainable! Besides booking with my friends

How To Tackle ‘Debt Stress’: 5 Top Tips

Having out-of-control debt is a source of major stress and worry for many. Debt can start small and manageable, but often continues to escalate if not handled properly. Dealing properly with debt stress is important. Try the following: 1. Assess the scale of your debts. Part of the problem for many is not knowing precisely the extent

5 Tips to Help You Stay Digitally Connected Without Draining Your Budget

In the age of technology, electronics are a necessity. Devices like smart TV’s, computers, and music players and Bluetooth have become a part of everyday life. With new products coming out daily, keeping up with the latest trends can become an expensive habit. The truth is, you don’t have to go broke buying electronics. Take

Entrepreneurialism and the American Dream Showcased at Ignite Retreat + Weekend Getaway Giveaway

In the midst of my stressful home remodel, I got to have a weekend away with women who I greatly admire and respect. I attended Ignite Retreat. It was such a needed reprieve for me! I was so impressed with every single person I met the entire weekend. It was like the American Dream was on showcase for me to

Free Financial Boot Camp for New Parents

Babies are the sweetest things, but they are expensive! The average baby costs over $15,000.00 in their first year. Diapers, clothing, formula (if you formula feed), gear, food, supplies, etc., all add up. When I was at about 6 months pregnant with my first, I had to go from full-time to part-time work due to health issues.

23 Must-Read Tips on Preparing Your Home for Its Sale

I was getting ready to sale my home. Life circumstances changed, but I had it on the market for four days and received 2 good and one excellent offers. So the following steps did work! I’ve taken multiple real estate courses. I’ve also been doing a lot of research and asking trusted experts for tips on preparing

11 Ways to Save and Make Money When Shopping Online

Shopping online is extremely convenient and usually not only saves me time, it also saves me money. Here are 11 things that I usually always do to save and make money when shopping online… 1- Use a cash back rebate website. A new one that I’ve been really impressed with is called Splender. Splender allows you to

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