Top Secret Tips of a Mystery Shopper

How about a great way to make money AND have fun! Check out these Top Secret Tips of a Mystery Shopper!

When you’re looking for more ways to make a little money, mystery shopping can be a great fit.  Many people have heard of mystery shopping, but don’t really know where to get started or what to expect from the experience. 1.) It’s important to start your journey with a reputable company that has a solid reputation. MSPA-NA (formerly known as the Mystery Shopping Providers Association of North America) is a great place to start gathering information, according to Kate Horrell, finance coach at  She also recommends visiting the forums

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Welcome Fox & Friends Viewers – 5 ways to save on Back to School


If you saw my segment on Fox & Friends this morning, you may be interested in knowing more about the Apps that I spoke about on the show. Today, I spoke about back to school savings tips. There are so many great ways to save. 1.) Make a spreadsheet of all of the items you need, compile your list in one place. That way you don’t forget anything. 2.) Know Price Matching policies at your stores Walmart – will price match any competitor ads Target – will price match any competitor ads


13 Ways to Make an Easy $100

Looking for some creative ways to make extra money? Check out these 13 Ways to Make $100!

Looking for ways to make extra money? Whether you are struggling to make ends meet, need to pay for a surprise expense, or you’re trying to save for something extra, finding ways to boost your income is essential. When your day is booked solid and you already work a 9 to 5, it may seem like fitting more work into your life is impossible. With these 10 ways to make an easy $100, you’ll be achieving those financial goals in no time. Sell Something in Your Home 1. Yard Sales


AMAZON Prime Day – Better than Black Friday prices!


This sale is just too good to pass up – so I wanted to make sure that I alerted you to it! Tomorrow, July 15th, Amazon is hosting Amazon Prime Day! Amazon is promising more deals than on Black Friday tomorrow – but you have to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of them. The cool thing is, you can sign up for a FREE one-month subscription to Amazon Prime through THIS LINK.  Make sure that you note on your calendar when your free subscription runs out, and shop

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Don’t Let a Storm Make you Broke – 5 tips to help you prepare for the next storm!

You might not think of storm preparation as a top frugal tip. But it should be! If you're not prepared in any way, then you could wind up paying A LOT of money if a storm damages your home. Save by following these 4 EASY tips!

One early evening last July, a 4-minute freak storm passed though my town. I am in Upstate New York mind you, with almost zero risk for tornadoes… but there were ridiculous wind gusts that lasted only 4 minutes and left half of my city without power for a week – including my house. My brother lost half his roof, and 2 gigantic maple trees in my in-laws’ backyard were felled. Just last week (11 months later) we finally finished cleaning up their backyard from the storm. Thank God no one was


Setting up our Kids Wealth System with the kids


Last week I wrote about a New Kids Wealth program we are trying with our kids. I wanted to give you an update on how that program is going so far. For the past three years we used a different childrens money program and we found this particular program wasn’t cutting it anymore.  We needed a change. One of the main things that we wanted to change was to teach our kids about investing, which is what got us interested in the Kids Wealth Money Kit program. Here is what


How to create a budget you can stick to in 4 easy steps!

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The hardest part about budgeting is actually sticking to it and making it work.  It took us three years to figure out the best way to actually stick to a budget, and I want to share with you the 4 steps we have created to a budget you can stick to.  We share many budgeting tips and strategies on our other website, where we teach you how to budget effectively through a LIVE broadcast of us putting our budget together every single month!  You can sign up to watch that here. I recently