How To Avoid Mystery Shopping Scams (and Find Legit Companies to Work With)

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We all would love something for nothing. Maybe even something for a little work, as long as it’s not too compliated right? What about getting paid for shopping? Sounds like a dream job. In fact, because it sounds too good to be true the mystery shopping industry is rife with imposters peddling mystery shopping scams.

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How I’m Saving Today

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So let’s do a check in shall we? In the last few weeks I have been taking a lot of steps to make changes to get my financial life in order. Here’s what I’ve been up to: Started freelance writing for a few regular clients. This is awesome since I really enjoy writing and really […]

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4 Traps to Avoid During Debt Consolidation (They’re Easy to Fall For)

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This is a sponsored post from FinanceBuzz. Thanks for supporting the companies that support Earning My Two Cents.   If you’re sick and tired of dealing with credit card debt, chances are you have looked for ways to get out of it without losing your sanity. Even with the best intentions, however, you may find […]

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10 Benefits Of Renting That May Change Your Perspective

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Today’s guest post is from Zumper, a one stop shop website for finding your next great apartment. Have you weighed up all the factors involved in renting vs buying? These top 10 benefits of renting that may change your perspective. Owning a home is still the American dream for many. But if house prices are […]

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Buying Our First Home: Part 2


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This is Part 2 in a series. You can read Part 1 here. We first began looking at homes online through Zillow (geez, I can lose hours on Zillow) to see what was available, checked out a couple of open houses, and contacted Quicken Loans to get a quote on a mortgage. We pulled our […]

April 9, 2015

Buying Our First Home: Part 1


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We are officially homeowners now! My husband and I just closed on our first home and we are beaming with boundless excitement, hope, and possibilities that come with buying a home that we hope to grow into for years to come. Our home buying story began last spring. My husband and I had been talking […]

March 4, 2015

Springboard America Review


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If you are looking for a survey site that won’t ask you the same old questions about your favorite soda or air freshener, check out Springboard America. Springboard America is a legitimate survey site that offers surveys on topics like politics and current events so its not the same repetitive surveys on advertising and commercial products. They […]

February 6, 2015

Catching Up


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Well then, happy Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. It’s been a long time hasn’t it? Where the hell have I been? Traveling for work, busy as hell, sick, working on buying a house (yay!). SO much going on. The real deal is that I was traveling for three months for […]

January 25, 2015

Why Rent to Own is a Trap


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In my entire adult life, college included, I have never paid more than $50 for a sofa. Seriously, that’s what Craigslist is for. That and friends that are moving and need to sell all their posessions right out of their storage unit. I am absolutely willing to pay $50 for that blue sofa (for some […]

November 4, 2014

How to Cut Textbook Costs


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    College tuition costs are rising, room and board costs are going up, and you need $190 for your Biology textbook. Seriously? How can a single book cost that much?! Staring down the barrel of textbook costs may have you facing $500-$700 just for bound paper and words, just for one semester, depending on […]

September 3, 2014