Before storing valuables in a bank lockbox or safety deposit box, read this! Five pros + five cons about safe deposit boxes. Plus, a list of items you should AND shouldn’t keep there.
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How much can you make driving for Uber? Here are some eye-opening salary facts if you’re thinking about driving for Uber. Plus testimonials from Uber drivers and Lyft drivers — including driver pay, little-known secrets, and insider tips & tricks.
Trying to between a Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA as a means of saving money for retirement? Here’s a list of the differences between Roth vs Traditional IRA, plus reasons to choose one over the other.
If you travel a lot, you can save money if you buy your airline tickets on a certain day… and at a certain time. Here’s what travel experts say is the best day to buy plane tickets AND the best time to buy plane tickets.
RV refrigerators can fail for a number of reasons. A common problem is when the refrigerator stops cooling properly — especially after it hasn’t been used in awhile. See how to solve a number of RV refrigerator repair issues yourself, online repair manuals for Dometic and Norcold refrigerators, and when it makes sense to replace instead of repair an RV refrigerator.
I bought a 2-10 home warranty when I bought my first (used) home… in addition to regular homeowners insurance. I definitely think a 2-10 home buyers warranty is worth the money! See how I’ve used it so far, and how much it costs.
Here’s how to use SOME of the equity in your home to help supplement your retirement income. See how reverse mortgage works, how a reverse mortgage gets repaid, and how much home equity you’ll retain.
I made $300+ in 3 days selling a handful of items on Facebook Marketplace… $700 in 2 weeks — and you can too! See what sells best, which items bring the most money, and how to post your first item on Facebook Buy Sell Trade groups.
Eye-opening salary facts if you’re thinking about driving for Uber. Plus testimonials from Uber drivers and Lyft drivers — as well as driver pay, secrets, tips & tricks.
Thinking about purchasing an external hard drive? CD player? Wrist watch? Or cable TV? You might want to think twice! These are just a few of the items appearing on this massive list of things that are slated to become obsolete products soon.
Buying your first house is challenging, yet rewarding and well worth the effort! I just bought my very first house, and I’ve got some helpful tips for first time homebuyers. Here are the steps to buying a house for the first time, plus some valuable lessons that I learned firsthand.
Yes, today it’s possible to fax online — without a fax machine! It’s simple to send, receive, sign, and edit faxes online & on-the-go using the HelloFax app on your phone or the Hello Fax webpage at any computer.
A business marketing and brand management expert shares her personal business outsourcing tips and ideas — including how to outsource specific work tasks for your company, how a virtual assistant can improve your bottom line, a list of outsourcing companies that provide outsourcing services, and some outsourcing examples that many companies could benefit from.
Taking a CLEP test saved me a lot of time and money on a college degree. Here’s how CLEP exams work, the biggest pros & cons of taking CLEP tests, and what you need to know before you take a CLEP test for college credits.
What is the best day to laundry? Go to a theme park? Weigh yourself? Find a job? Buy a house? Here you will see the best day of the week to do practically everything — from shopping and buying things to selling and starting things. Before you tackle your next big activity, start here to see the best day to do it!
We know how challenging an online job search can be. To increase your chances of getting the job you want, we recommend that you don’t send the same resume to every job you apply for AND try to find the hiring manager’s name so you can contact them before sending your resume. That way, you’ll stand out from the other applicants! Here are our best online job search tips to help you find a job online AND the 7 best online job sites to start with.
Every year in the mail you receive a Social Security Benefits Statement. It’s an itemized statement that breaks down how much money you’ve earned in your lifetime, and how much you can expect to receive in Social Security benefits (payments) upon your retirement. Don’t throw those reports in the trash. Here’s what you should be doing with your Social Security Statement Sample instead.
I will go into a Walmart from time to time for quick last-minute items. But when it comes to weekly grocery shopping, I definitely prefer to use Walmart’s online grocery pick up service. Here a list of all the reasons I like using Walmart curbside pick up for groceries and other household items. Plus, my detailed review showing how Walmart grocery pick up works.
In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
Your actor headshots are your “business card” whenever you’re auditioning for parts. (Often, they’re the ONLY link between you and the Casting Director!) A working actor shares his professional headshot tips for actors, advice on where to get professional headshots taken near you, and secrets for taking the best headshot photo. Plus, he’s got some tricks of the trade for you to follow when creating your professional acting resume.
Virtually everyone is capable of finding a way to make money online these days! Technology has made it super easy for tech-savvy job seekers to earn money online. You don’t necessarily have to be a tech geek to enjoy these fun online jobs, but you do need to watch out for online job scams. As someone who has worked from home for the past several years, here are my best tips for finding legitimate online jobs.
As an artist, you can use the online storefronts offered by popular Print On Demand sites to sell your artwork or photographs online. They’ve got the traffic. You’ve got the artwork. Together you sell gifts, t-shirts, greeting cards, or unique pieces of art. It’s a win-win. Following are our best tips for starting your own Print On Demand business.
Winning the lottery can happen to anyone! True — but you might want to have a look at these lottery facts & lottery myths first BEFORE you buy lottery tickets. These lottery stories are eye-opening. Then, if you still want to play the lottery, I would encourage you to read these helpful articles about winning the lottery.
You can just about guarantee a job interview if you stand out from the other applicants in 2 simple ways: 1) Sell yourself in the resume and 2) Follow up after submitting your resume. Here’s how to do both of those things, and how to get a job interview… guaranteed!
Did you know there are actual days that are better than others if you’re thinking of calling in sick to work? (IF you want your boss to believe you, that is.) Here’s the best days & times to request sick days at work + The best sick day excuses that bosses are most likely to believe.
Before buying personalized koozies with our business logo on them, I did an exhaustive search of all of the different can koozies, bottle koozies, water bottle koozies, and custom koozies I could find. Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about all the different types of koozies – including some of the most clever koozies that exist right now. Before you order bottle koozies or can koozies, read this first!
Take it from me… you need to know how to write a resignation letter BEFORE you plan to leave your job! Your formal resignation letter is something that should be taken seriously — because you don’t want to burn any bridges AND you want references in the future. Here’s how to write a resignation letter in 3 simple steps. Plus, bonus tips: I’ll show you how to write a letter of resignation for retirement too.
It’s so easy to watch TV without cable these days! I’ll show you how to get rid of cable boxes (and those high monthly fees!) so you can watch all the TV and movies online that you want… for FREE! I have personally checked all of these out and I know for a fact that they do work, and they are free.
Have someone at work you really want to mess with? These are some of the best office pranks you can pull off if you’ve got a good sense of humor and are fairly certain your targeted coworker does too! Have some fun at work today… and let us know what your favorite funny work pranks are!
Test drive your dream job by taking a vocation vacation. A work vacation (or learning vacation) is a great way to get hands-on experience in a career field you might like to pursue. And you’ll get one heck of a great vacation at the same time! Not ready for a career change yet? A work vacation is also a fun way to learn a new skill or try a new hobby!
When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
I am so glad you found this article! No one is going to give you as many tips as we do when looking for the best jobs for writers. If you’re interested in starting a freelance writing career — look into one of the 5 content writing jobs we think are the best for beginners. You’ll also enjoy over 40 tips and resources from our team of writers that you’ll only find here.
Looking for a career change or to fill your wallet with some extra money these days? I’ve been there, and I found the best freelance websites to get started earning some extra money while fulfilling one of my passions — writing! Grab your pen, or your tablet, and let’s visit the freelance writing sites that helped me get my start.
Thinking of entering the freelance writing market? I had the same thought over 20 years ago. Now I’m sharing my best tips that worked for me when I was looking for freelance writing jobs. I started freelance writing from home years ago and now I’m the publisher of a network of 32 websites — and I’m my own boss! You never know what can happen when you start with a few freelance writing jobs online.
How many online reviews do you typically read before making a purchase? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of research. Here are the best review sites I’ve used and what they offer consumers.
You do realize we have the youth of the nation home this summer and they’re looking for work — right? Unfortunately, there aren’t as many summer job opportunities available in retail businesses as there have been in the past. But that’s okay because there are lots of unique summer jobs for teens available, if they’re ready to work. Teens just need to be a little more creative and think outside the box! Here are some great summer job ideas to think about…
Stay away from pre-made store-bought party trays! You can save tons of money by making your own food platters. Choose the veggies you like, make your own dip, and use items you probably already have in your kitchen to save money on party food & party supplies. Gone are the days where you need to buy meat & cheese platters from the store. There are so many tips and tricks here to help you make your own!
Selling on Amazon can be tricky, but also quite lucrative! If you want to know how to sell items on Amazon and become a successful Amazon seller, follow my tips that will help you: Focus on customer service, Meet Amazon’s strict seller guidelines, and Determine the right prices for your items.
Worried about your old gift cards becoming obsolete before you use them? I’m guilty of holding onto them longer than I should, and some of the retailers have gone out of business now. Here’s everything you need to know before you buy gift cards. Online gift card exchange is also gaining popularity — here’s how to do it.
If you’re anything like me you most likely travel on a budget. I’ve learned some cool tips and tricks along the way that allow you to pay lower airline fees, save on your smartphone bills, and find cheap travel accommodations. Plan ahead if you have a vacation coming up to save the most money while on your trip.
You may feel compelled to file for bankruptcy in order to eliminate debt. However, the truth about bankruptcy is that it’s not necessarily a fresh start. Instead, it’s an easy way out with some potential future problems over the longterm. Here are some of the issues you are likely to face if you file for bankruptcy.
We hear a lot about tweets these days don’t we? If you’re a small business owner and you don’t have a business Twitter account, you’re missing out on a great free way to engage customers. You definitely don’t need to hire someone to manage social media for business success, but you really should be using a Twitter business account. I’ll explain why.
Summer is on its way and that means it’s time for fresh veggies! Want to know how to save money growing vegetables in your own garden? Get ready to harvest some seeds and build your backyard vegetable garden. My best tips & tricks to save money while planting a garden and starting to grow your own vegetables at home.
You’ve probably realized that drones are inundating our lives, but did you know you can make money with drones? That’s right! They are so versatile they’re being used by entrepreneurs to make extra cash! See how to get a drone license, how to pick the best drone with camera for aerial photography, how to buy a drone, and tips for using drones to make some extra money.
If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of having to make big financial decisions (even if they are good for me) makes me cringe and worry I won’t understand the facts. So, I want to break down 401k retirement plan information into a language everyone can understand. Here are the different contribution options, what to think about when investing, and what to do if you leave your job and you want to take your 401k benefits with you.
Interested in ways to save money bulk shopping, but not sure if it’s going to be cost effective for you? I had that very same fear. But I’ve learned how to save money buying in bulk with a friend and splitting the purchases — and the fees! Here are my best tips to help you buy bulk items with friends, family, or neighbors. I’ll also explain how to set up a bulk buying co-op. Let’s get started today!
You probably have everything to make diy window treatments lying around your house somewhere. Can you imagine how you’ll save money making curtains or diy blinds? I can tell you, you’ll save hundreds of dollars! Grab your old scarves, belts, jewelry, and the dimensions of your windows — put on your diy hat and get ready to save some money!
If you’re hoping your freelance writing turns into a solid stream of income, you definitely need to make sure your proposal writing skills are sharp. There are many ways to ensure that your freelance work speaks for itself when putting together your portfolio and bidding on jobs. Follow these tips to land the best freelance gigs.
Working from a coworking space gives me some benefits that I was missing when working from home. A coworking office brings like-minded people together and offers collaboration, networking, affordable office space, and other cool co-working options for freelancers and those who work from home who are looking for some community. Here’s how to determine if a shared workspace is right for you and how to find the right co-working space near you.
Summer is right around the corner and I bet you’re ready for a vacation! You don’t need to head to the bank to start a vacation savings account. Grab a mason jar and get ready to make saving for vacation fun! Here are some easy tips for starting a vacation fund jar — and getting the entire family involved.