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Is Elomir An MLM?
2022-09-05 13:00
I’ve recently started seeing people who are known to get pulled into MLMs (multi-level marketing schemes) start to post about Elomir and “taking the strip.”  This litt… Read More
Saying No To An MLM
2022-08-22 14:37
I’ve talked quite a bit on here about how MLMs, also known as multi-level marketing schemes, or pyramid schemes, are a bad idea and not only should you not sign up for them, you should… Read More
Merge Finances After Marriage
2022-08-08 17:35
One of the big issues a lot of couples deal with when they get married is, of course, money.  Should you just merge your finances after marriage?  Or is there a better way?  I… Read More
Rising Daycare Costs
2022-07-25 14:25
One of the biggest things that a lot of parents struggle with is finding daycare for their young children.  Daycare is not only expensive, it can be very hard to find, and the pandemic… Read More
Five Side Hustles For Creative Introverts
2022-05-16 20:08
Nowadays, it seems like everyone is looking for a side hustle, but does it sometimes feel like every side hustle requires you to be outgoing?  Maybe you don’t want to go out and s… Read More
Five Signs You Are Overly Frugal
2022-05-02 20:37
Saving money is a good idea, but can it ever be a bad idea?  There are definitely times when you can slide from frugal into cheap.  Are you worried that you might be getting too fr… Read More
Beware Of Fake Magazine Subscription Bills
2022-04-25 19:44
The other day in the mail, I received an official looking notice indicating that one of my magazine subscriptions was due for renewal.  They provided a couple of ways for me to pay (onl… Read More
Is Seint An MLM?
2022-04-11 19:19
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of people on social media talking about Seint cosmetics.  I have to admit, the videos make it look really impressive.  I’m not great with… Read More
2022-04-04 19:32
When I’m shopping online, one thing I often do is look at the reviews.  After all, if something has great reviews, it’s probably something to consider buying.  If all t… Read More
2022-03-28 10:00
Spring is here! (Though as I’m writing this, it’s below freezing outside, so your experience of spring may vary.)  And with spring comes Spring Cleaning, at least in my hous… Read More
Is Clothing An Investment?
2022-03-15 00:06
I’m in a couple different parenting groups online and I have to admit, I’ve joined some buy/sell/trade groups just for the ridiculousness of them.  I didn’t realize ju… Read More
Five Obvious Signs Of A Romance Scam
2022-03-08 01:04
Have you ever watched the tv show Catfish?  I enjoy it a little too much.  It’s about people who make romantic connections online, but never seem to be able to meet up with t… Read More
Four Important Emergency Planning Steps
2022-03-01 01:31
Like many people, I’ve been watching the situation in Ukraine with concern and sympathy for what the Ukrainians are going are through.  As a parent, it is especially heartbreaking… Read More
5 Small Items That Sell Big On Etsy
2022-02-22 01:24
Have you been considering starting an Etsy business?  There are so many different categories of items being sold on Etsy, from new and handcrafted items to vintage items.  Here are… Read More
File Your Tax Return Early
2022-01-18 00:58
This year, Tax Day is on Monday, April 18.  That means your federal returns don’t have to be filed or postmarked until that date.  However, this year, if you’re expecti… Read More
When Does Lululemon Restock
2021-12-27 11:00
Lululemon is an incredibly popular athletic brand, and they’re often releasing new items.  I love perusing their “What’s New” section, but often, I find that ite… Read More
How To Keep An Emergency Fund
2021-12-20 11:00
You hear a lot about how much money you should have in your emergency fund.  The common wisdom is 3-6 months worth of expenses.  Note that says expenses, not income.  This cal… Read More
Credit Card Or Debit Card?
2021-12-06 11:00
When you’re trying to get out of debt, one of the big recommendations is to get rid of your credit cards and only use a debit card if you have to use plastic at all.  After all, i… Read More
Is Rakuten A Scam?
2021-11-29 11:00
If you’re like me, you’ve been seeing ads for a site called Rakuten, which bills itself as a site where you can shop your favorite online stores and get cash back.  They eve… Read More
Fewer Black Friday Deals This Year
2021-11-22 11:00
A lot of stores have already begun their Black Friday deals, especially if they are mail order, as shipping has slowed this year.  But you may have noticed that the deals just don&rsquo&hell…Read More
Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early
2021-11-09 01:26
It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is nearly upon us.  And while a lot of people like to wait for Black Friday sales to do their shopping, this year, it will benefit you… Read More
2021-10-25 10:00
If you do any online reselling, you’re probably familiar with selling on eBay and Poshmark and maybe even Facebook Marketplace.  However, right now, one of the big places to sell… Read More
2021-10-11 14:17
About a year ago, we refinanced our mortgage to take advantage of the extremely low interest rates.  We now have a smaller mortgage payment than before.  So should we still pay the… Read More
2021-09-27 10:00
When I had a baby, people were curious as to whether or not I was breastfeeding, and one comment I heard regularly was “Well, breastfeeding is free, so that’s a benefit.”&n&hell…Read More
2021-09-20 10:00
People make art out of many different things.  Did you also know that includes coins and bills?  And it’s more than just bars pasting dollar bills onto their walls.  Her… Read More
2021-09-06 10:00
What does it mean to monetize knowledge and what are the ways experts earn money from their experience? There are many ways to do this if you know how –  and learning how is now… Read More
2021-08-16 19:28
Everyone loves a raffle.  It’s so exciting to sit there with your ticket and hope that your number gets called and you’re the big winner.  But is this also a way to mak… Read More
2021-08-09 10:00
As many people are returning to work after the pandemic, still others are learning that their jobs are going to partially or entirely work-from-home.  My job looks like it’s going… Read More
2021-08-01 10:00
Facebook has become a very popular way for friends and family to stay in touch, and if you spend any time on Facebook, you’re likely a part of at least one Facebook Group.  But di… Read More
2021-07-26 10:00
Bitcoins on a white table. If you pay attention to the financial markets, it seems like cryptocurrency is all the rage right now.  Not just Bitcoin, but Ethereum, Dogecoin, Cosmos, Algo… Read More
2021-06-28 10:00
If you’ve got a period of extended sick leave ahead of you, did you know there are ways to make money while on sick leave?  Of course, what you do to make money depends on why you… Read More
2021-06-21 10:00
Childcare is a complicated situation.  If you have kids, you’ve probably considered this.  Do you send your kids to a childcare center, do you use an in home daycare, or do y… Read More
2021-06-14 10:00
Do you own property and wonder how to make more money off of it?  One obvious way to do that is to rent out the land, but what if you discover that the land you own is even more valuabl… Read More
2021-05-31 10:00
Even if you have good insurance, sometimes you end up getting hit with a surprise medical bill, much higher than you expected.  It can be frustrating – you do your research, you c… Read More
2021-05-24 10:00
Since we talked about leggings last week, let’s revisit an older story about LuLaRoe.  If you will remember, LuLaRoe has been part of a number of lawsuits, regarding everything fr… Read More
2021-05-17 10:00
I will admit, I didn’t buy into the leggings craze at first.  I was adamant that leggings weren’t pants.  (And if they are see-through, I still argue that they are not… Read More
2021-05-11 12:55
What are the Motley Fool’s views on crypto like Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum? When I started using the Motley Fool’s premium services, I was thinking squarely of investments… Read More
2021-05-10 10:00
Babies can be very expensive.  As a lot of people say, babies don’t need all that much – a safe place to sleep, something to wear, something to eat, and diapers.  But t… Read More
2021-05-03 10:00
Are you a streamer? Do you like to play video games and share that experience with others? If so, you might be able to make money with Facebook Stars by streaming your games on Facebook. Let… Read More
2021-04-27 12:35
Not all borrowers can take advantage of the secret weapon when buying a home, but those who do find big savings up front. In 2021, real estate sales have gone through the roof. You will rea… Read More
2021-04-26 10:00
Recently, a friend of mine put an interesting question on Twitter.  Right now, home prices are skyrocketing in our area.  Houses are going for well over the asking price and there… Read More
2021-04-20 12:51
Do you want to make money at a farmers market? You’ll read a lot of advice on how to do so, but a lot of what’s out there focuses on what kinds of things to sell at the market… Read More
2021-04-19 10:00
Craiglist has been around for more than 25 years, and while some of its services have been copied by Facebook Marketplace and other community pages, Craigslist is still a very active site an… Read More
2021-04-12 10:00
When we found out we were expecting a baby, one of the first things I did was start looking into what sorts of things we needed and how much it was all going to cost.  And I also wanted… Read More
2021-04-06 12:39
What does it mean to be semi-retired? That will depend greatly on who you ask; semi-retired for a professional basketball player might mean no game playing but plenty of on-air appearances… Read More
2021-04-05 10:00
Health insurance is great, and if you can, I definitely recommend getting some sort of health insurance, even if it’s just catastrophic insurance.  But not everyone is in that fin… Read More
2021-03-30 10:00
I have seen a lot of questions recently about how to navigate the IRS’s automated phone system so you can talk to a live person at the IRS.  While automated systems can be great… Read More
2021-03-22 10:00
We talk a lot about side hustles on this site, but frequently, those require you to be active.  For example, doing lawn work or picking up household chores can be a great way to bring i… Read More
2021-03-16 13:15
I’ve been writing about my experiences using Motley Fool stock picks and Fool Premium services and one thing that I’ve been meaning to get to about all this has to do with a com… Read More
2021-03-15 10:00
The one thing that most of us don’t want to think about is our own demise.  I’m young and healthy – I don’t want to think about dying.  But unfortunately, i… Read More
2021-03-09 13:14
In 2020, housing market interest rates hit and remained at historic lows. Government-backed home loans and refinance loans plunged into the low two percent range with a 52-week average for t… Read More
2021-03-08 11:00
We talk a lot about financial responsibility.  But what does it mean to be financially responsible?  What are the steps you should take?  There is a lot of information out the… Read More
2021-02-23 13:09
Want to learn how to save money using local libraries? There are many ways to cut corners without sacrificing fun, information, or resources. The local library is a treasure trove of undisc… Read More
2021-02-22 11:00
I’ve talked before about how I am a fan of having a budget category for “fun money.”  We all have our own little vices that cost money, be it lunches out or a love of… Read More
2021-02-08 11:00
I hate to admit it, but I find myself playing mindless games on my phone all too often.  There are a lot of games out there that cost money, but I tend to play free games unless somethi… Read More
2021-02-02 14:19
I read a lot of blogs about saving cash. And one thing I encounter again and again? Terrible advice on how to save money. One blogger I recently had a good laugh at (until I started thinkin… Read More
2021-02-01 11:00
One of my projects this month has been to clean out my filing cabinet.  I was so proud of myself for getting my files into some semblance of an order, but now I realize that I’ve… Read More
2021-01-26 13:31
Are you interested in learning how to make money off Snapchat? The key to making this platform work for you is understanding what it’s best for. Snapchat is a social media platform de… Read More
2021-01-25 11:00
We talk a lot about investment and return on investment (ROI) in finances.  We also talk about investing in yourself, such as spending money on your education.  But what about ment… Read More
2021-01-18 11:00
In some good news coming out of 2020, my husband and I are expecting a baby this spring.  Now, we obviously know that children are expensive, from the costs of childbirth to the costs o… Read More
2021-01-12 16:15
What are the risks of having weak bank passwords? Obviously, we’re looking at the hacker community here; white hat hackers warn that complex passwords are a more effective barrier to… Read More
2021-01-11 11:00
I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for ways to increase my savings.  Sometimes that means cutting back on spending, but the easiest way to increase your savings… Read More
2021-01-05 13:41
I woke up on New Year’s Day knowing I wanted to take steps to save more money and save better in 2021. But how to do it? I decided to break down my plan into four basic steps. Identif… Read More

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