What it’s Like to Work at The Penny Hoarder

Jen SmithBlogging, Personal Finance11 Comments

The Penny Hoarder

If you haven’t heard of The Penny Hoarder then you should definitely find out. It’s one of the biggest personal finance websites in the world with over 19 million monthly readers and over 1.6 million email subscribers. Inc. named it the 32 in its 2016 list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America. While most personal finance websites are written for people who have lots of money, The Penny Hoarder is for people who make less than $50,000 per year. You’ll find articles with practical tips on how to make and save money and relatable stories about entrepreneurship and … Read More

How to Run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon for Cheap

Jen SmithPersonal Finance, Savings8 Comments

Dest Damn Race Blitz

Update 3/8/17: Shortly after the publishing of this article Best Damn Race stopped offering race entries for $1. Instead, they’ve opted to add hundreds of discounted race entries to all their races. While I’m sad about the loss of the blitz this is a great move for BDR and gives many more runners the chance to run a dream race at an affordable price (I mean, the 5K starts at $15, we can’t complain too much.) 🙂 I have a love/ hate relationship with running. I love saying I’m a runner, I enjoy the feeling of finishing a run, and … Read More

3 Easy Apps to Find Free Furniture!

Jen SmithFrugality, Personal Finance20 Comments

When we bought our house and moved from a 1/1 to a 3/2 I had a lot to furnish but I knew the bank was watching our finances right up until closing. Aside from not wanting to upset the money powers that be, we didn’t have much to spare. #ClosingCosts. That meant being patient and finding free furniture in the meantime. I could’ve driven around dumpster diving and hitting up yard sales but I hadn’t even started packing my bedroom yet so who has time for that? Luckily, there’s an app for that!   We’ve used all these and have picked … Read More

21 Ways to Make Extra Money (No Survey Sites!)

Jen SmithDebt, Personal Finance22 Comments

ways to make extra money

  Finding ways to make extra money is the cornerstone of paying off debt fast. No matter what profession you’re in or hours you work there are opportunities for you to increase your income. Working extra hours at your job or negotiating a raise are the easiest ways to make more money. If you work during the day you can work part-time at night, if you have kids then there are a ton of work-at-home jobs, and if your weekday schedule is erratic then a weekend job might be right for you. Also Read: How to be a Mystery Shopper Promoting … Read More