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Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

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Making Sense Of Cents
Making Money
Early Retirement/FIRE, Minimalism
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United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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Are you looking to refinance your student loans? Student loan debt can easily become overwhelming to think about, especially as it can loom in the tens of thousands of dollars, some well over $100,000.   On average, a graduate of the class of 2015 has slightly over $35,000 in student loan debt. And, if you have a law or medical degree, you may find yourself with an average of around $150,000 or ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 5:45 AM
The following is a sponsored partnership with GlassesUSA.com. All opinions are 100% my own. On our 10 day sailing trip in June, we had a blast. We got to see many beautiful islands, snorkeled beautiful areas, and more. However, one sad thing happened – one of us lost our favorite pair of sunglasses that we've had for years. So, I searched for a new pair, and came across GlassesUSA.com. I found a great ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 1:37 PM
“First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school so I could return to work. And then I was dying to retire. And now I am dying, and suddenly I realize I forgot ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Welcome to July 2017's business income report where I show you how I made money online last month. It's time to look at this month's update and see how I did. If you're new to Making Sense of Cents, you may be wondering why I would want to publish my income report each month. You can simply skip to the next section if you're not new here. This all started out as my extra income report because in the beginning, it was all ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Because of RVing, we made a new friend around 1.5 years ago. Like us, he RVs full-time, but he used to live on a sailboat. After months of talking about it, we finally decided that we would go on a sailing trip together. Me and Wes knew that sailing would eventually be our next adventure, so this seemed like a fun vacation to help us decide if we would really ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 5:45 AM
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Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 12:59 AM
Today, I have a great article from Carrie Willard. Carrie is a homeschooling mom of 7 kids aged 2-18. She encourages moms to simplify the mundane to make more time for the sublime on her blog: http://www.CarrieWillard.com. Her newest ebook, The Temporary Tightwad, explains how to radically reduce your spending in order to meet a life-changing money goal. Below is her article. In October of 2015, my husband and I paid off ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Making Sense of Cents and College Ave Student Loans have partnered on a series of blog posts on what to expect when it comes to planning for college…especially when it comes to time to pay.  Through the series, we hope families gain a little more insight on how to tackle the next four or more years ahead with a stronger financial footing. All opinions are 100% my own. To learn more, please ...
Posted: Aug 10 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Making extra money doesn't have to be impossible. In fact, you can even learn how to make money this weekend! Too many people throw away the idea of making extra money because they think it's difficult, will take too much time, or that it’s just not possible. However, there are things you can do to start making money in one day or over the weekend! Sometimes unexpected expenses come up and you ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Ever since we started full time RVing, we've been asked some funny and interesting questions. And, over a year ago, I published Common RV Questions – Yes, I Even Talk About What We Do With #2. Some of the questions I answered in that article included: Do you shower? What do you do when you have to use the bathroom? How/what do you eat? What do you do for internet? Do you ever do laundry? What ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 5:45 AM


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