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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 ConsumerSearch.com, ShopSmart.com, 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.
Check Credit Score

How to Check Your Credit Score – Subscription Services & Free Monitoring

Your credit score is just a number, but it can have a big impact on your life. If it's high enough, banks are going to compete to lend you money at temptingly low interest...
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How to Become a Freelancer – Types of Work, Pros & Cons

Chances are, if you've ever worked in an office - or any kind of 9-to-5 job - you've also fantasized occasionally about getting out. After a grueling day of dealing with unreasonable customers, unpaid...
Health Myths Facts

4 Common Health Myths You Can Ignore – Know the Facts

It seems like every time you pick up the paper, you read about another new study that's going to completely change everything we know about health. Sometimes it's a new miracle food that's supposed...
Eat Local Locavore Tips

How to Eat Local and Become a Locavore – Benefits & Challenges

When you walk the aisles of a supermarket, looking at the assortment of items, it may not occur to you to wonder just where all those different foods came from and how they were...
Ways Conserve Water

Ways to Save & Conserve Water at Home (Indoors & Outdoors)

In the spring of 2015, Californians were forced to start thinking very carefully about how much water they used. After four years of drought, Governor Jerry Brown imposed water restrictions throughout the state, ordering...
Become Financially Independent Quickly

How to Become Financially Independent Quickly Using the FI Formula

The term "financial independence" gets thrown around a lot in personal finance articles and blogs, and not everyone uses it the same way. To some people, financial independence simply means earning enough to pay...
Save Cheaper Cell Phone Plan

How to Save With a Cheaper Cell Phone Plan – Types of Service, Major...

We just finished compiling 25 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget. But another great way to save money every month is by cutting your cell phone bill. Americans love their cell phones. If...
Buying New Car Versus Used Car

Buying a New Car vs. a Used Car – How to Choose & Get...

When you read books or websites about saving money, one tip you come across repeatedly is to never buy a new car. After all, according to the car-buying site Edmunds.com, a new car loses nearly 10% of...
Gadgets Smartphone Tablet Replace

9 Gadgets Your Smartphone or Tablet Computer Can Replace

Technology has made huge strides in the last couple of decades. Thanks to new electronic gadgets, you can now store your whole music collection in a machine the size of a single cassette tape,...
American Made Products

Products Made in the USA – Reasons to Buy American-Made Goods

Walk into any big-box store, pick up an item at random off the shelf, and look at the label. Chances are you'll see the same three words on the tag: "Made in China." Depending on...
Things Biggest Waste Money

Top 5 Things That Are the Biggest Waste of Money

If you're a regular reader of financial websites, you've probably seen plenty of articles urging you to cut "unnecessary" expenses from your personal budget. And in many cases, if you read further, you learn...
Communal Living Benefits

Communal Living & Cohousing – Types & Benefits of Intentional Communities

For most Americans, housing is the single biggest expense in their personal budget. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household spends more than 30% of its after-tax income on housing expenses,...