*It is our pleasure to publish the following guest post from Sandra Parsons - freelance writer, behavioral finance expert, and blogger. Check out her bio at the end of this post.* If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with credit card rewards. By credit card rewards, I mean those points or cash back you earn every time you make a purchase with your card. If you’re not obsessed, or worse yet, you’re not even collecting, you should be. . . .
*We are excited to publish the following guest post from Amy Beardsley, Freelance Writer / Professional Ghostwriter. Check out her bio at the end of this post.* Kids learn money management lessons from their parents at a very young age. In fact, children as young as three years old understand that you exchange money to buy things. As they get older, our kids need to understand how to manage their money to live a happy and successful life. But . . .
Yes, you can get paid for consumer research studies that are done online. Online focus groups are my absolute favorite side hustle. And I’m not talking about taking online surveys for pocket change to cash out at your local Coinstar. In our opinion, online surveys (in the traditional sense) have their place and should be done only when you don’t have any scheduled paid market research on your calendar. I mean where else can you get paid . . .
Earn It Save It is always looking to provide tips, tricks, hints and on occasion, step-by-step instructions on how to improve the lifestyles of its readers in a fiscally fun and frugal way. With that in mind, we reached out to our peers in the personal finance realm to discuss one topic in particular – budgeting. Seriously, what better topic for personal finance experts to discuss than the best budgeting tools and apps? So, we asked 75+ . . .
Did you know that Coinstar lets you use their change machine to turn your coins into cash without charging their normal 11.9% processing fee? Yes, it’s true. You can take your unsorted coins to a Coinstar machine, deposit them in the coin tray and receive their full face value amount in return. Read on to see if Coinstar’s No-fee Option will work for you. Zero fees are crucial if you’re counting pennies (literally) and aren’t particularly . . .
Do. Not. Quit. We mean it. Making the decision to get in shape was the toughest part. Yes, really. Even if you've only worked out once since making the decision to get fit - that was the toughest part. It doesn't matter if you've eaten just one clean meal since you decided to regain your health. The toughest part is done. The decision was made. Many people "think about it" and never take any action. You’ve stepped into a new . . .