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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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It seems like many people think that talking about money is more taboo than talking about sex or politics. Recently, I was on Facebook and someone I know asked their friends how much money they were saving each month. It seemed like a pretty harmless question. They explained that they were asking for real numbers because they just began saving and simply wanted to talk with others about saving money. Then, someone commented ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Here on Making Sense of Cents, I talk a lot about how to earn extra income. I believe that earning extra income can completely change your life too. You can stop living paycheck to paycheck, you can pay off your debt, and more- all by learning about the many different ways to make money. However, not many people have side jobs, and some don't see the point in finding ways to ...
Posted: Jun 19 2017 @ 4:45 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 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. According to an article by ...
Posted: Jun 15 2017 @ 1:26 AM
Today, I want to share some amazing stories about families that have learned how to become debt free. These are some amazing debt payoff stories that will motivate you to become debt free! According to the Motley Fool, the average American family has $7,630 in credit card debt, $11,244 in student loans, $8,163 in car loans, and $70,322 on a mortgage. However, if you think these amounts seem low, these figures also ...
Posted: Jun 14 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Most people say that they are either a night owl or an early bird. Personally, I go both ways, but I do think that for me, waking up early is better. Some of the early birds I know may laugh at this because I know many who wake up at 4 a.m., and I'm definitely not one of those people. You don’t have to wake up at 4 a.m. to be an ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Michelle's quick note: Today, I have a great blog post from Dan on how he finds the time to blog with 3 children 3 and under. Dan Palmer aims to take a wholistic approach to personal finance by blogging about everything from the underlying ‘why' of personal finance, the every-day nitty-gritty hacks of frugal living, and the ‘how' of investing and growing your wealth. Find out more at penniesanddollars.com. Below ...
Posted: Jun 09 2017 @ 7:45 AM
Welcome to May 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: Jun 07 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Today, I've collaborated with CreditRepair.com to teach you some tips and tricks about your credit score so that you can improve your financial situation. Do you know what your credit score is? Surprisingly, many people do not know their credit score! But first, do you know what a credit score is? Just in case: Your credit score is a three digit number showing others (such as lenders) your creditworthiness, and is often used as an indicator ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 1:18 AM
Offers for financing furniture are everywhere these days. You’ll see commercials on TV, offers in stores, signs on streets, and more. I see them all the time, and I can't believe the “deals” they are promising people. To be honest, I have never once seen a good deal on furniture financing. I've seen offers for bed frames at $100 a week for a year, computers at $50 a week for a year, and ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 5:45 AM
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Posted: Jun 03 2017 @ 9:45 AM


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