Laurie Blank


Laurie Blank

Laurie Blank is a freelance writer and licensed Realtor practicing in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

She has been writing about personal finance topics for over six years.

Laurie works her writing and real estate businesses while being a (largely) stay-at-home mom to her four children.

In her spare time she keeps active hiking, biking, cooking and hanging out with family and friends.


53 Easy Ways to Get Free Stickers in 2019

You might be surprised to learn that all kinds of companies send free stickers to kids and adults. Each company has different requirements for obtaining free stickers. Some may merely require you send an email. Others might request you send a...

How Much Can Real Estate Agents Make in a Year?

Are you thinking about getting your real estate license? Do you wonder how much you could earn in a year as a real estate agent?  You’ve probably heard stories of real estate agents making big bucks, but is that true? Or are the big income earners few...

16 Best Places to Sell Your iPhone

If you’re considering upgrading to a new iPhone, you could help offset the cost by selling your current one. Or, maybe you have an old iPhone you no longer use and just want to get some cash for it. You can sell your iPhone at one of several places, but...

5 Legit Ways to Get Out of a Timeshare in 2019

The draw of a timeshare is real. I know — my dad bought a few of them. He had two weeks at a Minnesota resort town. One in the winter and one in the summer. They were fun! My kids and I went with several times. We swam, snowmobiled, boated. But of...

11 Best Cashback Sites That Pay You to Shop Online in 2019

One of the big trends helping people save money as they shop is using cashback sites. If you want more money, this can be a great way to get it. You’re going to shop anyway, right? Why not earn some extra cash while you do so? The money you earn by...

I Need Money Now: 21 Legit Ways to Get Money Today

Sometimes you just need money fast – as in TODAY. Perhaps you have an unexpected car repair because your transmission went out or maybe the water heater in your house needed repair. Fortunately, there are lots of legit ways to get money and get it...

11 Ways to Buy Cheap Canvas Prints

If you’re an art lover, you might really like the idea of having walls covered with enticing canvas prints and other types of wall art. There’s something about art that makes the heart sing. How many times have you walked into a home or museum and...

How to Pick the Right Tax Filing Software For You

The tax filing season is upon us again, and Well Kept Wallet is here to guide you through each step. We’re going to go through a few tax filing basics, as well as share a review of three of the most popular do-it-yourself tax return filing software...

Get Paid to Write Poetry: 30 Legit Places to Submit Your Poems for Cash

Want to get paid to write poetry? You might be surprised at the myriad of literary publications that are eager to pay unknown writers for their content. If writing poetry is something you are good at, there are several companies that will consider paying...

12 Ways to Build Up Your Savings Account

Saving money can seem overwhelming. But if you're determined to do it, there are some things you can do to smooth the way. It helps to have a goal. Maybe you want to save to buy a house. Or you know you need to sock away money for retirement. Or you still...