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11 Inexpensive Beauty Hacks I Learned in College and Have Been Using Ever Since

As a college student I was blessed to have some pretty amazing roommates. We had so much fun together. We talked about boys, hobbies, school, experiences, and of course shared our helpful beauty tips with each other. Many of my roommates are gorgeous women who had learned a lot about looking their best. We gave

7 Easy, Free, Legitimate and Convenient Ways to Earn Gift Cards Online

I’ve been earning gift cards to Amazon, iTunes, Paypal, etc. for over two years now doing regular things that I normally do online. I’ve been able to make hundreds and pay for a good portion of my monthly internet bill itself by joining and using SwagBucks. How does SwagBucks work? You earn SwagBuck points (SB) that you can

How to Paint, Decorate, Furnish, and Light a Dining Room for Under $200.00

I’m continuing my remodel series (finally). Sometimes as a blogger I get too caught up in new ideas and forget about the old ones I’ve started. I recently promised myself that I would continue on with my remodeling our home series… So, today’s feature is my dining room and how I was able to decorate

How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Market Corrections and Economic Downturns

Market corrections have historically occurred about every 6-8 years in America, the last being in 2008-2009, and before that 2002. Some have been much worse than others. But the last two (in the past 15 years) experienced over a 40% drop. Many investors and economists say that we are at a place where a market correction could

How to Coupon at Rite Aid

Rite Aid is one of my favorite places to shop. Recently, with the new release of the Plenti program there has been a change in coupon policy. So I wanted to share them with you… I save a great amount there through use of the following steps: 1. Use manufacture coupons found in newspaper and online printable

17 Darling, Practical, & Custom Handmade Baby Gifts

There are so many fun ways to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a baby. Making custom gifts is one of them. Here are 17 great homemade baby items/gifts to show your excitement for a new baby. Further, many of these are less expensive than buying store bought presents (which saves you money). I know quite a

How to Earn Money for Your Local Schools

Although I don’t have kids in school, I have a few really good friends who are school teachers. One of them reminded me about the Box Tops for Education™ program. I remember participating when I was a little girl but wanted to learn more. I went here for more information. I found out that: Box

How to Make Money From Home by Doing Laundry for Others via Laundry Care

Today I’m excited to be adding yet another amazing and legitimate work-at-home position to this series! Laundry Care is a company that provides laundry services to many nationwide. When I found out about them, I was excited. Many SAHM’s already have a washer and dryer and vehicle. Many are great at organizing their time and

Top 7 Tips to Make a Used Vehicle Seem New

I’m a big fan of driving cars as long as I can. They offer true value after they are paid off and then continue to run. The Subaru Impreza I own is an ’02. I bought it in ’05 and I’ve had it paid off for many years now. Most years I’ve had no trouble

Financial Advice Featured on Bankrate and Yahoo! Finance

I was so excited to be featured on Bankrate and Yahoo! Finance this last week. I wanted to share the article with you because it is full of awesome money advice from others as well. You can find it here on Bankrate  and here on Yahoo! Finance I go into much more detail about what

17 Ways to Save Big on Your Engagement and Wedding Rings

There are a ton of ways to save money on a wedding/engagement ring. Here are 17… 1- The way you’ll save the absolute most and score the best deal is kind of tricky because you both have to know you are getting married and both have to be on board with it is to buy

How to Start Your Own Business

Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs and having started three businesses on my own or with family, I know the benefits and freedom entrepreneurship can bring. If you are wondering if you should start your own business check out this post with 9 advantages of becoming an entrepreneur. If you know you want to

How to Get 30-50% off Thrift-Store-Priced Clothing

My daughter just went through a MAJOR growth spurt. She went from a size 3 months to size 6 months being snug, so really from size 3 months to 9 months and from a size 2 diaper to size 4 in just a few weeks. Although I have tons of 9 month pants, shorts, skirts,

To Those Who Are Always Wanting to Buy More

Growing up I read a kid’s book called, “When You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. In it a mouse asks its owner for a cookie. The owner complied. Then the mouse wanted a glass of milk to accompany the cookie. Next, he wants a napkin. That doesn’t sound too ridiculous yet now does it? But

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