How to Find Odd Jobs in Your Neighborhood

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One of the only downsides to finding a side hustle online is that they typically delay their payout. Remember being a kid, mowing a lawn, and immediately having cash in your pocket? That’s a great feeling, and you can recapture it in your neighborhood right now.

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Say No to Swag – A Swagbucks Review

Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Is Swagbucks worth my time? My dear readers, if there’s one thing I can promise you, I will NEVER choose money over you. Swagbucks Review More than anything, I want to share how to get out of debt, build wealth, and spend more time with … Read more

Disney Movie Club Review – Good Deal or Costly Mistake?

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Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. While I considered writing some music to accompany this Disney Movie Club review, I felt it was needlessly sadistic to subject you to my singing. Besides, if you’re reading a review of ANYTHING Disney, you likely already get more cutesy music in your life than … Read more

What Happened to Ebates?

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Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. If you have an Ebates account, you may have noticed something new in the banner area – Ebates is now Rakuten. Why Did Ebates Change Its Name? According to the Ebates/Rakuten website, “taking the Rakuten name most accurately reflects who we are today: a company that gives … Read more

A Review of InboxDollars

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Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian. Looking for a review of InboxDollars? You’ve come to the right place! Today over my lunch hour I made $50! And now I’d like to show you how to do the same. What Is Inbox Dollars? InboxDollars was founded in 2000 by Daren Cotter and … Read more

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have in Your Wallet?

Folk wisdom on credit cards ranges from “stay away from them” to “sign up for as many as you can, as early as you can.” With this level of cultural consensus, it becomes a daunting task to figure out how many credit cards you should have to maximize your financial health. How do you go … Read more

Administrative Errors Responsible for 1 in 4 Americans’ Low Credit Reports

After surprising news exposing a prominent banking institution for charging fake fees earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is in the news again. Still, this time, their data is showcasing a significant gap in credit report accuracy. According to a recent study by FCRA by Fair Credit, one-quarter of all credit reports … Read more

South Carolina, Louisiana, and Nevada Residents in Need of Secondary Income Sources During Inflationary Period

With no end to inflation in sight, Americans are taking to the internet to find ways to make extra cash. Residents of South Carolina, Louisiana, and Nevada are leading the hunt.  US citizens searched the web for additional income opportunities over 133k times in the last year. By comparing the 30-day and 12-month total search … Read more

End of April Sees Massive Spike in Tax Relief Searches

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Americans are looking for a solution to their debt problems this tax season, with a spike of 566 percent in search volume for the term “IRS Fresh Start Program” in late April. According to a study by Ideal Tax, Google Trends reports showing a massive spike in American searches for the “IRS Fresh Start Program … Read more

10 of the Best Apps That Pay You Money in 2023

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Are you interested in generating additional income? Perhaps you’re ready to start building your portfolio or simply looking for a way to earn additional cash with your daily purchases.  If so, this list of 10 financial apps is for you.  These days, robo-advisors and automated investment platforms are popping up everywhere. AI bill negotiators and … Read more

Tax Deductions for Parents of College Students To Save Money

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This post by Riley written for Wealth of Geeks, is a great educational read on tax deductions for parents. In the past 20 years, the cost of attending college has tripled – increasing almost 8 times faster than wages. While public higher education is mostly a state responsibility, the federal government does incentivize continuing education … Read more

How to be Frugal Without Being a Cheapskate

Have you ever thought about living a more frugal lifestyle but feared it would mean becoming a cheapskate? The truth is, there are many ways to save money and still maintain your sense of style and personal values.  From learning what to do with discounts when they arise, finding creative cost-cutting solutions for home decorations, … Read more

Are Family Outings No Longer Affordable?

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This article on family outings was originally published on Wealth of Geeks, we were given permission to republish it here. Having fun has never been more expensive. A new study revealed that classic family outings – baseball games, movies, and theme parks – have become insurmountable costs. These pastimes passed on from generation to generation … Read more

Fight Inflation by Changing Your Shopping Habits

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Americans are exhausted, and they have every right to be. Between the war in Ukraine and our divisive political climate, Americans are feeling the effects of consecutive years of distress. As the pandemic enters a new year, the latest problem plaguing regular people is simple: they can’t afford groceries. Grocery shopping, which used to be … Read more

6 Actionable Ways To Teach Your Kids Good Money Habits

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As parents, we know that financial literacy for kids is critical. But how do we get started? Which topics should we teach, and when? The tips and ideas below will cover a wide range of financial topics for just about every age and stage. I hope they’ll help you discover new ways to teach your … Read more

Take Action on Your Finances Right Now With These Apps

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For most people, budgeting is hard.  It takes time and forces you to dive deep into your spending habits – pulling your head out of the sand. Finding a way to make budgeting your money as easy as possible may give you the nudge you need to follow through and conquer adulting.  Whether you earn … Read more

4 Grandparents’ Lessons for Today’s Cost of Living Crisis

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Wealth of Geeks has permitted us to republish this article on some important financial lessons our grandparents can teach us. My grandmother is flying out to visit us for the holidays. Not every grandparent can afford to travel because they didn’t manage their money well in their younger years. Today’s cost of living crisis has … Read more

20 Low-Spend Family Holidays You Should Know

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This helpful article on low-spend family holidays was originally published by Wealth of Geeks. We were given permission to post the article here. The holidays are about spending time with family, celebrating the season, giving gifts, and indulging in delicious food and drink.  But all that spending on get-togethers, events, and merriment adds up. Here … Read more