Stop the Clutter Madness…Give This Gift Instead!

This post may contain affiliate links which help pay for this website. I never recommend anything I don’t use or believe in. All opinions are 100% mine.   So, I’m going to let you in on a little secret—I absolutely, positively despise clutter. And nothing seems to clutter my house up more than my kids’ toys and stuffed animals. Now I know toys have their purpose; they help little ones learn and in the case of that special stuffed animal, may even give them a sense of security, yada, yada, yada. But many children, mine included, have more than enough to last the rest of their childhood! Not to mention, more often than not, the latest “must-have” toy sadly gets tossed aside in just a few short months, never to be touched again—except when you say it’s time to donate some things and…

Calling All Christians–How Would You Like $100?

This post may contain affiliate links which help me keep the blog running. I never recommend something I don’t believe in. All opinions and recommendations are 100% mine.   If you’re a regular reader of mine, I’m sure you have an emergency savings account (and if you don’t, I implore you—please get one ASAP. I’m about to tell you about a good place to open one, so listen up!). But one can never be too prepared right, so what’s another? Don’t like managing more than one account? What if opening another account earned you a cool $100—worth it then?! Thought that might help. We have a few savings accounts because they each serve different purposes. Our main account is online at CIT Bank and has the vast majority of our emergency savings specifically for, well, emergencies! CIT offers the highest…

Real Estate Investing–the Right Passive Income for You?

The path to financial freedom is forged by decreasing expenses and increasing income. But when you don’t have the time or inclination to take on additional hands-on jobs, you might want to consider streams of passive income. Passive income is defined as money that continues to flow regularly with little effort to maintain. So, you may put in a ton of work in the beginning, but then the money starts to come in and there’s just some maintenance on the back end to keep it up. One popular passive income stream is real estate investing. Think it might interest you? Check out my interview with a real estate investor that I happen to know pretty, pretty, pretty well…because he’s my husband. Haha!     When and how did you get started investing in real estate? I began reading and learning towards the end of my…

Best Money Making and Money Saving Apps of 2017

This post contains affiliate links. I never recommend something I have not used myself. All opinions and experiences are 100% mine.   Who doesn’t love easy money? There’s not much better than making some fast cash utilizing the wonderful world of technology. Money making and money saving apps are some of my favorite ways to bring in a little extra dough. But which ones are worth the time and storage space on your phone?These are a few of my favorite money makers and money savers for 2017.   Surveys are So 2016 Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Geez, if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that, I’d be rich!” Guess what?! Now there’s an app for that and it’s called 1Q! Okay, so maybe it won’t make you rich—scratch that, it definitely will not make you…

10 Side Hustle Ideas for Making Extra Money

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions and recommendations are 100% mine. Do the Side Hustle Side hustle–such a popular term these days, especially with millennials. It seems everyone is looking for ways to bring in a little cash outside of their regular 9 to 5. Occasionally, delivering pizza or working the register at Target (hello employee discount!) is all you want, but sometimes it’s not. Here’s a list of 10 side hustle ideas for when you’re looking for something other than the traditional minimum wage second job.   Uber Signing up to be an Uber driver is super easy (my husband applied and was approved quite quickly), but there are some basic requirements everyone must meet: 21 years of age or older. 3 years of driving experience. an in-state driver’s license (depending on your state). a clean driving record. pass a…

5 Low Effort Ways to Bring in Some Extra Money

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions and recommendations are 100% mine–I never recommend a company that I haven’t tried and used myself. The yin to the money saving yang is earning more money. It’s not always very easy to do this. You may have a full-time job, a family, sometimes school and a second job already. How do you fit anything else in? While the following suggestions will not make you rich, they are some low effort ways to add a little extra spending money to your wallet.   Swagbucks–For When You Need a Few Extra Bucks for Some Swag Swagbucks is a portal to earning free gift cards or Paypal deposits by simply viewing video content, taking some surveys, discovering deals, playing online games, and completing bonus activities. If you have some down time to surf around online…