How to Prevent Identity Theft (From Someone Who’s Been Through It)

My name is Tiffani Sherman. The real Tiffani Sherman. Not the one who recently applied for unemployment benefits, an SBA COVID loan, five credit cards, a payday advance, two loans, and opened two bank accounts. That wasn’t me. It also…

What Is Afterpay? Your Guide to a Credit Card Alternative

Consider it layaway with benefits. If you remember layaway plans (ask your parents!), you know it’s an old retail custom in which you make installment payments over a period of time to buy a product or service you can’t afford…

How to Sell Travel Photos and Turn Your Memories into Cash

One way to make money while you’re stuck between the four walls of your home: take a trip down memory lane. If you travelled a lot prior to the pandemic, dig through your old photos. Pause when you find the…

Here’s How to Turn Food Pantry Staples into Delicious Meals

Pandemic-related layoffs and income loss have driven many people to community food pantries for the first time in their lives. According to Feeding America, about four out of every 10 people who visited a food bank from March through June…

Earn Extra Money by Joining Online Focus Groups

A couple years ago, I was invited to participate in a focus group. I visited in-person along with about 15 other people. For two hours, we vented all of our feelings about the ways a particular health insurance company interacts…

100 Birthday Freebies ~~ Celebrate WIth Free Stuff in 2021!

Hooray! It’s your birthday! The last thing you should do is pay for stuff. So we’ve put together a list of 100 places where you can get birthday freebies, updated for 2021. Most of these places require you to sign…

12 Common Questions and Answers About Self-Employed Tax Deductions

Taxes can be confusing, especially for self-employed professionals. Here are a dozen common questions about self-employed tax deductions to help you get a grip on your finances. 1. I’m Newly Self-Employed. What Can I Deduct? According to the IRS, those…

It’s Tax Season: Tax Preparation Tips for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and the Self-employed

Working for yourself has some major perks. You get to take on the work you want, complete it on your own timeline and charge rates you set yourself. Unfortunately, being self-employed also entails some less savory parts of business too…