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.


30 Fun Things to Do For Free At Night

Night time is supposed to be fun time, especially on the weekends. But what if you’re on a strict budget? Maybe you’re saving money to get out of debt or to make a big purchase. You may not want or be able to spend money on costly entertainment...

5 Ways to Make Passive Income with Real Estate

One popular way to make passive income these days is through real estate investing. And you might be surprised to learn something. You don’t have to own a brick and mortar property to be a real estate investor. Yes, that is an option. And owning...

How He Makes Money Driving with Uber on The Side

Have you ever thought about driving with Uber to earn extra money? Driving with Uber is one of many side hustles you can do to increase your earnings. Ryan Begin has been driving with Uber for over two years. He's sharing his experience as an Uber...

7 Simple Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Have you ever thought about paying the mortgage on your house off early? How flexible would your finances be if you had no mortgage payment monies going out the door every month? Would you like to be debt-free and not have to worry about living paycheck...

16 Affordable Furniture Stores to Get Furniture for Cheap

Furniture is one of life’s staples that you have to have. It can be expensive to furnish your home or apartment, yet affordable furniture stores do exist. If you know where to look, you can get great furniture pieces at low prices, no matter what your...

The 7 Best Alternatives to Cable TV in 2019

As technology races on, there are more options for watch TV. Now there are so many alternatives to cable TV. Expensive cable packages can put a serious dent in your budget and your financial goals. It's not uncommon to pay $100 a month, $200 a month...

15 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...

11 Ways to Design T-Shirts to Sell in 2019

Do you have a knack for thinking up great T-shirt ideas? Have you ever considered designing T-shirts to sell? Maybe you can think up witty T-shirt slogans that would make people laugh or send a positive message.   Or, maybe you’re an artist who can...

50 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. I’m guessing it has a lot to do with promoting their businesses. But either way, the result is free stickers. Anyone willing to contact companies and ask...

How to Sell Your Car (or Truck) on Craigslist in 2019

Selling your car on Craigslist is a great way to make fast money, provided you sell it using the following valuable tips. Cars generally sell pretty quickly on Craigslist when they're listed properly, in my experience. Getting top dollar for your car and...