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How Our Income Property Helped Us Overcome 3 Major Obstacles

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I am a firm believer in leveraging the property you own (if at all possible or needed) to help pay for bills, the mortgage, get out of debt, create a nice savings, and secure a solid retirement. As you can imagine, one of my favorite shows is DIY Network’s Income Property. I’ve watched a ton of episodes

How to Save Big on Online Purchases

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There are at least 7 ways to save while shopping online. I recommend using many of them at the same time to really stretch your hard-earned money. Here are a few: Using online coupon codes is one way to maximize your money. Another way is to earn cash back through Ebates. Shopping sales Buy clearance

Step-by-Step Instructions to Detail Your Vehicle

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  Everyone loves a nice looking clean, fresh smelling car. But not everyone can afford detailing their vehicle every 2-3 months. Detailing costs anywhere between $100-$1,000+ depending on the options you get. Detailing your own vehicle can not only be a great way to save and ensure a job well done, it can also be

15 Inexpensive Laundry Hacks That Will Save You Hundreds

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Laundry is more enjoyable for me than many other tasks. That said, I do sometimes get frustrated at how quickly it piles up and how it never seems to end. Then I remember that for centuries before my time people had to hand wash laundry. When I remember this, my slight frustration turns to gratitude. We are very

Home Fire Proof Safes: Why Have Them & What to Put In Them

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Accidents happen. I’ve known some people whose homes have been completely burned or ruined by natural disasters. Other people I know have suddenly lost the bread-winner or financial leader of the family. These unfortunate incidents although rare, do happen at random. It really is a wise thing to prepare in case such incidents do occur

How to Make Money on Fiverr

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  Today, Adrian, a friend of mine will be doing an interview on how she successfully makes money on Fiverr each month—doing things she likes and chooses to do! It’s an impressive story. Note- although 95% of the mothers interviewed in this series are stay-at-home moms, Adrian works a day job. I am making an exception and

Our Recent Target Shopping Trip

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Yesterday we got to run to Target to grab a few last-minute recipe items and to check out the back-to-school clearance shelves. A trait that thrifty people have is to look for deals after large event-type sales and holidays. You can save big by buying holiday or back-to-school items after the event has past. We went

Motherhood eBook Bundle

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For 38 hours only, you will have the opportunity to get 10 motherhood eBooks for just $10! Hurry, this sale (found here) will end tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 17th. My sister and I’s popular motherhood eBook will be included in this bundle:  Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom! Our eBook, endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger (America’s

How to Host a Successful Garage/Yard Sale

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I have had two very successful garage sales in the past four years. We had one after our home renovation 2 years ago and sold a ton of extra home renovation supplies, decor, and things we no longer needed. The garage sale that we just held had items that we’ve accumulated the last 2 years,

How to Make Money as a Captioner

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Today’s stay-at-home mom makes extra money by captioning for REV. REV pays employees for typing out captions.  For those who wish to work from home, REV is currently taking on new employees. More info can be found in the interview below. Welcome, Q. What inspired you to begin working? A. My husband and I needed the extra money to

How to Earn Money through SwagBucks

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The following SAHM wishes to remain anonymous. She has been earning extra money for gifts for her kids, friends, and family, and supplementing their Christmas budget by making use of a versatile website called SwagBucks. Welcome, Q. What inspired you to begin working? A.  We set our budget and never really had enough to allocate

23 Unique and Helpful Uses for Essential Oils

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I was once an essential oil skeptic. After many years of using them, I’m now a believer. Essential oils are so diverse and can be used in countless ways—most of which will save money. Here are 23 unique uses for essential oils. Get Rid Of Spiders & Mice – Fill a spray bottle with water, add 10-15

Featured in Woman’s Day Magazine September 2015

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I was honored to be contacted a few months ago and asked to provide Woman’s Day magazine with a unique tip on how I save hundreds—even thousands on family expenses. The following is the tip I gave. An excerpt was featured in the September 2015 edition. Always ask for a discount on medical, dental, hospital, and

11 Tips and Tricks Every eBay Buyer Should Know About

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Liberty Mutual Insurance . All opinions are 100% mine. eBay is full of amazing and great deals. Buying on eBay.com has saved me a lot of money. There are many tips and tricks to maximize your hard-earned money when buying on eBay. Below are 11

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