6 Ways your Kids can Make Money This Summer

It’s summer, and your children are no doubt looking for ways to spend their time. They may be saving up for a new video game, tech device, or vacation – so they are likely looking for ways to make a little cash too. Before you go emptying your wallet paying them to do every little thing in your home, have them consider working around the neighborhood for money. Below are 6 ways that kids can make a little extra dough this summer! Babysitting This is perfect for a responsible teen that loves kids, especially those that have little siblings. Babysitters […]

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Avoid the Retail Therapy of Shopping

There are some people that use shopping as a therapy. They feel good by going out to buy things. They feel that the items make them feel happy. They may do this for all sorts of reasons. However, hhere are a lot of reasons why this may not be a good idea. These apply if you do not have much money, storage space or time and regret your purchases afterwards. Cost The cost of shopping is probably the main reason why it is not a good idea. There are very few people who can afford to do something like this […]

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Will Early Retirement Satisfy You?

The idea of early retirement can be a really attractive one to some people. Not having to get up for work every day, especially on a Monday can feel like it will be a fantastic thing. However, early retirement can bring problems which are worth considering when you are thinking about whether you should choose it or not. Standard of Living Money is an important consideration when you are thinking about retirement. You may have a pension fund, but that is unlikely to pay out until you reach an older age. Sometimes you can draw on it early but you […]

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Top five ways to improve your bank balance

If you’re knee-deep in debt it can be easy to bury your head in the sand, but this won’t make your problems go away. The only way to improve your finances is to address the situation head on and implement some money-saving strategies – so what should you be doing? Speak to a financial advisor Whether you want to consolidate credit cards or improve your credit score, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional. Financial advisors are there to help and can provide you with all the latest information regarding pensions, mortgages, loan repayments and much more. Personal […]

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Happy Money Saving Community

If the word happy or friendly is in the title, I am on it. If that also includes a community of savings, I am on that too. Happier.co.uk is the place to go for a super friendly money saving community and I just recently heard about it.  Saving money or even making money is something that makes me extra happy, all those who are close in my life can tell when business is at a slow point because my personality and mood is slightly off. Even though money is not the route of happiness, saving money could very well be […]

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Save Money, Extreme Couponing & Deals

I am just loving all of the coupons and saving money offers that are hitting my inbox and I must share them with you because I am a new found fan of the Extreme Couponing show on TLC. The more people who can save money the happier people just may be! Coupons are there for a reason so here are deals I must share with you today: Free Samples from FreeFlys Free 6-Ball Penta TP Pack from TaylorMade® Free sample of Quaker® Oatmeal Squares Free Slurpee at 7- Eleven® on July 11 Free sample of LOreal® Youth Code Skincare Free […]

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Blogging Isn’t All About Fun, if You’re Making Money

I not only blog but I also am a virtual assistant. I have a doing business as or trade name as it may be known in other states, Brandy Ellen’s Business Solutions or BEBS for short. I tend to make money with all websites I have online and of course with client work from BEBS, most recently a Shakeology Campaign. I make money in a variety of places and with blogs it isn’t as clean cut about where the money is coming from because it’s coming from many directions. I make money on ads people pay me directly for, I […]

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My Daughter’s Adorable Idea

I was waiting for the bus with my daughter the other morning when she informs me that she had a great idea! The idea? I want to do yard work & I told Daddy that I want to do this at Nana’s. I will do yard work, like raking lawns for neighbors and anyone who drives by for money. All of the money I get I will send to victims of hurricanes and tornadoes. I first said to her that this is a really sweet idea and that she is super caring, but reminded her that she is only 8 […]

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