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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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The following is a sponsored post. Subscription boxes are everywhere. From Birchbox to Blue Apron, Loot Crate  and FitFabFun, it seems like there’s a curated box of monthly goodies for just about everyone. And while big names like Ipsy and Barkbox certainly exist in the space, thousands of smaller, individually run-subscription box companies find incredible […] The post 4 Things You Need to Start a Subscription Box Business appeared first on ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 12:00 PM
My monthly Extraordinary Lives series is something that I'm really enjoying doing. First up was JP Livingston, who retired with a net worth over $2,000,000 at the age of 28. Today's interview is with Tanja Hester, who retired at the end of 2017 at the age of 38. You probably know her from the amazing blog […] The post How This Couple Retired at 38 and 41 appeared first on Making Sense ...
Posted: May 23 2018 @ 6:45 AM
I always think it’s a good idea to reflect on any life and money lessons you’ve learned throughout the years. While it helps me see what mistakes I have made, it also reminds me that I’ve made good decisions too. Whether they have been good or bad, I’ve learned a lot of valuable life lessons. […] The post 29 Money And Life Lessons I’ve Learned appeared first on Making Sense Of ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Hi, I’m Ariel, and for the past two years I have been editing nearly all of the new content on Making Sense of Cents. Along with editing this blog, I am about to graduate with a degree in English Literature from Washington University, and I’ve been accepted into their highly competitive Honors program. While the […] The post Editing And Writing Strategies That Will Take Your Content To The Next Level ...
Posted: May 18 2018 @ 6:45 AM
The following is a sponsored post. Retirement is the most complicated time in your life, financially. That’s driven by many factors, including: (1) you don’t know how long your retirement will last, (2) you won’t have a traditional salary coming in the door, and (3) you might not have the same mental capacities as you […] The post The 4 Best Tools to Keep You Safe in Retirement appeared first on ...
Posted: May 17 2018 @ 12:45 PM
Looking for time management tips? You're not alone. I've been able to reach a lot of my goals due to my time management skills. People have wondered how I was able to pay off my debt in seven months, how I graduated with two college degrees by the age of 20, and how I've been […] The post Tricks To Get More Done In Less Time appeared first on Making Sense ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 6:45 AM
As you know, learning to pay off your debt is one of the best ways to reach financial independence. And, there are some crazy and creative strategies to pay off debt, and I LOVE hearing stories from the people trying them! I published the post 60+ Extreme Things People Have Done To Save Money awhile […] The post 37 Crazy and Creative Strategies To Pay Off Debt From Real People appeared ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time for warmer weather, more outdoor activities, farmers markets, picnics, and more! When it’s cold outside, things like stews, soups, and other hearty meals sound good. But, in the summertime, it’s all about those fresh and easy to prepare meals for your summer lunch or dinner. […] The post 10 Delicious Summer Lunch Ideas appeared first on Making Sense Of Cents. ...
Posted: May 11 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Welcome to April 2018'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 […] The post How I Made $104,065 In April 2018 Blogging appeared first on Making Sense ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 6:45 AM
Hey! Today, I have a great article from Alex Nerney and Lauren McManus, owners of one of my favorite courses, Six-Figure Blogger. Alex and Lauren, former personal trainer and CPA, are now full-time bloggers that own Avocadu.com, where they write about health, wellness, and weight loss for women, and Createandgo.co, where they teach others how to blog. They've been extremely […] The post How we went from $0-$10,000/month blogging in less than a year appeared first ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 6:45 AM


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