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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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If you want to learn how to make money on the side, then you're reading the right blog post. Learning how to make extra income completely changed my life for the better. Due to the fact that I learned how to make money on the side, I was able to pay off $38,000 in student […] The post 70+ Ways To Make Money On The Side in 2018 appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 03 2018 @ 11:45 AM
Michelle's quick note: Today, I have a great article from Sarah of Tiny Van Big Living about how living in a van is saving her money. She has paid off $29,000 in debt so far by living in a van and is working on paying off the rest. I heard her story and I asked her […] The post How I’ve Paid Off $29,000 In Debt By Living In a Van appeared ...
Posted: Dec 20 2017 @ 11:45 AM
Learning ways to simplify your life in 2018 can completely change your life and future for the better. Trying to manage your life, especially your financial life, can be difficult in today's age. Between planning for retirement, paying bills, raising a family, etc. life can be exhausting. And, we all have a lot of clutter […] The post Are You Making Your Life Difficult' 18 Ideas To Simplify Your Life in ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 11:45 AM
We all know that saving money is important, and asking yourself “how much money should I save'” can be a difficult question to answer when beginning. Being a personal finance expert, I am asked this question a lot. Between saving for emergencies, retirement, vacations, etc. there are a lot of things to consider. And, knowing […] The post Change Your Life By Saving Just $1 More Each Day – How Much ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 11:45 AM
Hey, If you are a new reader from CNBC's This 28-year-old earns over $100,000 a month blogging and traveling full-time (or from anything else!), welcome! I just wanted to create a quick blog post to introduce you to my blog so that you can easily find what you are looking for. You can learn more […] The post New Readers From CNBC, Welcome! appeared first on Making Sense Of Cents. ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 4:27 AM
Today, I have a great article from Petrina Turner. Here's how she paid off $40,000 of debt in less than two years. Below is her debt payoff story. I could not believe it. I just sat and looked down at my worksheet. There were multiple zeros behind one number! How could we have accumulated so […] The post How We Paid Off $40,000 of Debt While Saving for a Rainy Day ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 4:45 PM
This following is a sponsored post by Chase. Smartphones have changed almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives, and banking is no exception. Hectic schedules keep us running between work, school, social obligations and everything in between. Who has time to fit in a trip to the bank in between all of this' Chase has […] The post Five Ways Finn by Chase Makes Banking Smarter appeared first on Making Sense ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 11:22 AM
Between running this personal finance blog, and the fact that I've always been fairly open about money, people love talking about money with me. So, over the years, I have heard countless pieces of bad financial advice. Plus, people just love giving others advice. Yes, I've heard great financial advice, but some of it has […] The post I Wish People Would Stop Spreading This Awful Financial Advice appeared first on ...
The following is a sponsored partnership. All opinions are 100% my own. This movement is powered by Unison.  Hello! I have partnered with several amazing personal finance bloggers to help you save for your down payment on your next home. Why am I doing this, you ask' I want to help motivate my readers to save […] The post Join the Down Payment Movement appeared first on Making Sense Of Cents. ...
You all know that I love side hustling. Here on Making Sense of Cents, I talk a lot about making extra money, especially through side hustles. After all, having side jobs changed my life and allowed me to pay off $40,000 in student loan debt. My side jobs even turned into my full-time business, which […] The post How To Side Hustle- Answers To The Most Common Side Hustle Questions appeared ...


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