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

Sharp Decrease in Home-Improvement Sales Could Mean East Coasters Are Freeing Up Cash to Counter Inflation Costs

The high volume of home renovations undertaken during the pandemic may finally have peaked, as Home Depot announces its first drop in sales in years.  This dip, paired with the findings of a recent study on home improvement investments across America, may indicate that folks on the East Coast, in particular, are stepping back from … Read more

Californians Devote Largest Portion of Income to Housing Costs, but Relief Is on the Horizon

California homeowners may feel the sting of sustained inflation as they continue to spend the most significant percentage of their income on homeownership costs.  The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) released on August 10 demonstrates the massive imbalance of contributors to last month’s inflation – shelter costs being by and far the most significant factor … Read more

Record-Breaking Interest in Home Equity Line of Credits Among Americans Indicate Rising Fear of Recession

A recent study released by RubyHome indicates that Americans are searching the internet for the term HELOC, short for Home Equity Line of Credit, at the highest rate in internet history. This new data comes off the tail of U.S. housing mortgage rates rising dramatically and the latest announcement by the Federal Reserve approving another … Read more

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

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