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Money Making Ideas for the New Year

Money Making Ideas for the New Year

Is making more money a New Year's resolution? You've come to the right place! January marks the beginning of a new month, year and decade and what better way to enter this transformative period by setting up additional income streams? Whether you need extra cash to...

Get Started with Mystery Shopping

Get Started with Mystery Shopping

If you've ever considered mystery shopping, you know it can be kind of...confusing. There are companies that claim to be mystery shopping firms but are really scams. Then there are mystery shop companies that never have any offers and just wastes your time. The fact...

The #1 Way to Save Hundreds Every Christmas

The #1 Way to Save Hundreds Every Christmas

Saving money on Christmas presents isn't always easy, but with this little "trick" you can save your family hundreds of dollars (and no, it doesn't involve buying gifts ahead of time or doing a savings plan all year long!) In fact, while the holidays are certainly on...

12 Must Know Thanksgiving Prep Tips

12 Must Know Thanksgiving Prep Tips

On the hunt for some Thanksgiving Day hacks? You've come to the right place! You can save time on Thanksgiving Day preparations (and any holiday) by implementing a few of these quick tips that I myself use every year. After all, the holidays should be about spending...

Teaching Math With Pokemon Cards

Teaching Math With Pokemon Cards

If you had told me at the start of 2020 that I needed to prepare to teach my children at home for a year, I would have laughed. While I had toyed with the idea of homeschooling once upon a time, that was before I was a work-at-home mom running her own 6-figure...

Socially Distant Volunteer Ideas for MLK Day

Socially Distant Volunteer Ideas for MLK Day

When I served in AmeriCorps from 2009-2011, one of the requirements was that we make MLK Day a "day on, not a day off." What this meant was that even if the establishment we were stationed at was closed, we were to commit ourselves to work that day in the form of...

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