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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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I have always been a big fan of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything threads, and then recently, I saw that Steve published an Ask Me Anything on his blog. I don't know why it’s taken me so long to decide to do one of these. But, here it is, and I hope you think it’s going to be as fun as I do! Ask Me Anything is literally that – you can ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Recently, after watching a Facebook video about a person with lung cancer, I decided to read through the comments. I know, I know – this is never a good idea! There were people saying “this is all fake” and other comments that suggested these people gladly smoke multiple packs of cigarettes a week while believing cancer and other medical issues related to smoking were not real. I couldn't believe my eyes. ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 5:45 AM
The following is a sponsored post from Media.net. It’s heady – this success as a blogger. I’m called an influencer and constantly asked about how I came to be successful suddenly. Here’s the thing – success is never sudden. Some of you may know me today from my interviews or appearances as a case study of a blogger who’s struck big time, but it has taken a LOT of work ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 1:16 AM
Today, I have a great article from Mary Ann Rollano. Mary Ann is a tea connoisseur and founder of Life Is Better With Tea, a tea blog celebrating the joyous and healthy benefits of tea. I love tea (who doesn't?) and it can be enjoyed at an affordable price. What's not to love about that? Below is her article. I began my journey into specialty tea a little over 10 years ago and soon began experiencing ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Food is one of the largest expenses a family can have each month, which is why I'm a big believer in and lover of weekly meal plans. If you are looking for some new budget recipes to start making for you and/or your family, then you've come to the right place. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average family of four spends around $700 to $1,000 a month ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Before I became a full-time blogger, I spent a little over three years working as a financial analyst at a small valuation and investment banking firm. We handled situations related to M&A, business valuation, estate and gift tax, and more. Due to the nature of my job, many of our clients were very wealthy. Very wealthy. I saw kids who had millions, successful business owners, and one of our clients was a very ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Welcome to September 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: Oct 04 2017 @ 5:45 AM
The following content is sponsored by Capella University. All opinions are 100% my own. As most of you know, I have three college degrees – two undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Management, as well as my Finance MBA. One thing I pride myself on is that I was able to graduate early, but I did still accrue a decent amount of debt. Most colleges don't make it easy to graduate early or ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 2:22 AM
Making a budget is extremely important. However, many people don’t know how to make a budget, how to save money with a budget, or understand why they should have a budget in the first place. According to my article Are You Better Than Average?: 68% of people live paycheck to paycheck. 26% have no emergency savings. The median amount saved for retirement is less than $60,000. The average household has $7,283 in credit card debt. And, ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Michelle's quick note: Hello! I have a great article by Suzi Whitford. She is a blogger who has grown from $0 to $17,000 per month!  Today, she's going to show you exactly how she accomplished this in just one year. I used to dress up nicely, put on makeup and go to a quiet office filled with adults to work. It was nice, for a while. My college sweetheart and I ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 5:45 AM


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