How Much to Give for a Graduation Gift?

On average, Americans spend a collective $4.8 billion in graduation gifts a year. That’s a scary figure for estimating a gift to your niece or grandson who is about to graduate. It’s tradition to send your graduating loved one a check — a tiny yet thoughtful gesture to offset the major loans they’re about to payoff. But how much is too much and what amount comes off as ‘cheap’? Here are some tips on how to figure out how much to give for a graduation gift. Relationship to graduate. Read more [...]

How Make Money as a YouTuber

Google ‘how much money do YouTubers make’ and you’re bound to get many pages of results. Everyone wants to know how these self-created virtual stars make the big bucks. Jenna Marbles is one of those YouTubers whose financial success is a big question to many. Marbles’ comedic skits and monologues meshed with her genius social media marketing skills have earned her a top spot in YouTuber royalty. Marbles, who borrowed her stage last name from her Chihuahua, has produced hundreds of videos Read more [...]

Make Extra Money by Becoming a Freelance Blogger

If you’re looking for a fun and flexible way to earn money on the side, definitely consider freelance blogging. With tens of thousands of blogs online, there will never be a shortage of demand for online content. The cool thing too is that many businesses have caught on blogging as a great way to draw in potential customers, so rates are much higher than before. Even if you do this part-time, you can earn a few thousands dollars a month. Now this might not happen right away, but with practice Read more [...]

Earn Extra Money by Becoming a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

There’s no doubt that if you want to earn some extra money, becoming a VA is one of the best ways to do it. There are so many tasks that bloggers and online business owners need done it’s just a matter of figuring out what you would most enjoy doing. If you want to find a niche that’s got a lot of demand, consider becoming a Pinterest virtual assistant. Pinterest is hot, and anyone who is serious about growing their online presence will want some help to grow their Pinterest account. Read more [...]

Do Food Stamps Roll Over?

The Federal Food Stamp Program (also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) has rolled out cards instead of issuing paper food stamp coupons. SNAP recipients now get what’s known as a EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card that they can use at approved stores. It makes it much easier now as you just use the EBT card much like you would a debit or a credit card. All you do is swipe your card in a card reader, enter your PIN number and away you go.   How to Use Read more [...]

The 5 Easiest Ways to Save on Car Insurance

If you own a car, you really should have car insurance. Yeah, it’s an extra expense, but you’ll be happy you have insurance when you get into an accident. That doesn’t mean you need to spend an excessive amount on it though. To save money on car insurance you need to know what affects your rates. To help you save money relatively quickly, here are 5 different ways to get discounts on car insurance. Get Usage-Based Insurance If you don’t drive a whole lot, see if you can go with Read more [...]

A Guide for First Time Bike Insurance Buyers

Just like a car owner, as a bike owner you do have to pay for insurance. Although some of the factors that insurers use to determine your rates are similar to what they consider for cars, there are some subtle differences. Of course, it’s in your best interest to estimate how much you might expect to pay, especially if you’re a first time bike insurance buyer. While you can’t get exact dollar amounts until you actually get some quotes, there are some factors you can think about now. Read more [...]

Healthy Costco Foods – Tips, Tricks and a Shopping List

If you’re anything like me,  you get distracted by the rotisserie chicken, baked goods and the new food items they have in stock every time I happen to go there. It’s so tempting to go from aisle to aisle just to see what you can get. Yes, it’s hard not to pick up that massive cheesecake for a deep discount, but Costco is more than that. There are some pretty die-hard fans out there that rave about healthy Costco foods. You can find a whole range of organic products, as well as ones Read more [...]

Can Payment Be Stopped on a Cashier’s Check?

You’ve finally decided to make that big purchase. It’s an exciting milestone to finally have money for your first down payment for a house or car. Now you’re on your way to get a cashier’s check for the seller. However, something went awry and now you want to cancel it. But can payment be stopped on a cashier’s check? Well, technically no. A cashier’s check is much like giving someone cash. The only way to really get your money back is if the person you gave it to agrees to Read more [...]

Blue Apron Review: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

Companies, like Blue Apron, are capitalizing on the desire to have someone else go shopping and prepare your meals for you. In fact, Blue Apron is serving up more than 5 million meals a month. Would you be willing to join millions of others and pay extra money to have ready-made meals delivered to your doorstep? About Blue Apron If you haven't heard of them already, Blue Apron is one of many companies out there that offers a meal planning and delivery service. Each week, you log on to the website Read more [...]