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Amy Livingston

Amy Livingston is a freelance writer who can actually answer yes to the question, "And from that you make a living?" She has written about personal finance and shopping strategies for a variety of publications, including,, and the Dollar Stretcher newsletter. She also maintains a personal blog, Ecofrugal Living, on ways to save money and live green at the same time.
No Junk Mail

How to Get Less Junk Mail – 7 Things You Need to Do to...

Back when I was young, getting mail was a lot more fun. There was always the possibility of a letter - an actual letter, written on paper - from a friend or a family member. It...
Small Purchases Save Money Green

16 Small Purchases You Can Make Now to Save Money in the Long Run

To save money on things you use every day, you can eliminate repeat purchases, save energy in your home, and cut your food and grocery costs. These small purchases cost less than $100 each and can save you hundreds of dollars per year. Items like reusable water bottles, programmable thermostats, coffee makers, safety razors, and antivirus software are easy to buy and can help save money and energy over the long run.
Medicare For All Protest

What Is “Medicare for All” – Features, Costs, Pros & Cons

Congress is holding hearings about the proposed "Medicare for All" bill. And with all the conflicting opinions about Medicare for All, it’s only natural if you’re feeling a bit confused about it. Here’s what you need to know about this health care plan — what it actually involves, what it would cost, and how it could affect you.
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Retailers Slashing Prices to Compete With Amazon Prime Day Deals

The cat is out of the bag. This year, Amazon Prime Day — one of the biggest sales events of the year, rivaling Black Friday in scale and depth of price cuts — is July...
Amazon Prime Day Coming Soon

Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to Get the Best Deals

What is Amazon Prime Day? It's a day-long (or longer) extravaganza of exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members. During this sales-fest, the world’s biggest retailer will slash prices on a wide variety of items — some of them by as much as 50%. To get the most out of Prime Day, it pays to plan ahead — researching deals, deciding what to buy, and keeping track of when sales pop up. By preparing for Prime Day in advance, you can get the most for your money with minimal hassle.
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What Does Gentrification Mean for Neighborhoods? – Benefits vs. Negative Effects

Suppose you're living in a cheap, somewhat run-down neighborhood in the city. After a while, you notice new people starting to move in: artists, students, same-sex couples, and young folks fresh out of college...
Couple Money Management Home Kitchen Happiness

6 Money Lessons You Can Learn From the Millennial Generation

One of the most popular pastimes of the 21st century, it would appear, is millennial-bashing. Hardly a week goes by when an article doesn't pop up in your news feed about yet another product...
Couple Shopping Bags

How Stores Trick You Into Buying & Spending More

Have you ever walked into a store planning to buy just one or two things and walked out an hour later with a whole shopping cart full of stuff?If you're like most people, this...
Extra Cash Pocket

9 Easy Ways to Make Some Extra Cash

Most of us could use a little extra cash. Maybe you'd like more money to pay down debt or build up an emergency fund. Maybe you have no debt and plenty of savings, but it's always...
Ebay Shopping Listing Seller Things To Sell

12 eBay Selling Tips to Maximize Your Profits

If you've got a house full of clutter and no money in your wallet, it's probably occurred to you that you could kill two birds with one stone by selling some of this stuff...
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The Gender Wage Gap – Do Men Really Earn More Than Women?

It's no big secret that men, as a group, earn more than women. A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2016, women working full-time and year-round earned only 80% as much as...
Lending Money Rolled Up Cash Shark Predatory

How to Spot & Avoid Predatory Lending (& What to Do If You’re a...

When the Robinsons decided to refinance their mortgage, a local bank offered them a tempting deal with low payments they could easily afford. However, the smooth-talking bank representative glossed over the fact that the...