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6 Bills You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

We love a good side hustle for making some extra cash. But did you know there might be extra money to add back into your budget hiding in plain sight? It might not be common knowledge, but many routine bills are up for negotiation. In many cases, all it takes is a few minutes of research and a phone call to cut your monthly bills or achieve a lower...


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7 Tips for a Profitable Garage Sale

There are now more ways than ever to get cash for your unwanted stuff. You can take things to consignment stores, sell on eBay or Craigslist or use any number of direct selling apps on your phone. But when you want to sell a lot of diverse items quickly, you still can’t beat a good old-fashioned garage or yard sale. And if you’re going to go th...


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5 Ways to Save Money on a New Hobby

Studies show that participating in hobbies can significantly reduce stress and boost self-esteem. Even spending just a few hours a week doing something you enjoy outside of work, school and family obligations can help you de-stress. However, most hobbies create an added expense that many people on a budget feel like they can’t afford. Fortunately...


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The Truth About Mystery Shopping

If you’ve ever considered becoming a secret shopper to make extra money, you probably have a lot of questions. How much do mystery shoppers make? Are secret shopping jobs legitimate? Are there scams related to mystery shopping? Keep reading, because we’re about to answer those questions and more.       What is Mystery Shopping, Exactly? ...


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5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Raise

No matter how happy you are with your current job, you'd probably love to see more money in every paycheck (who wouldn't, right?). If it's been a while since the boss let you know you were getting a raise, it's time to do something about it. These five tips will help you increase your chances of getting a raise. Keep Your Skills in Top Shape Even...