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...

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...

The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

There is a lot to know in the vast world that encompasses college student loans. Perkins, FFEL, public, private; all of these terms and more will become your friends (or enemies) as you begin accruing student loan debt balances. One thing you should know...

Where to Sell Your Antiques

Vintage and antique goods can often bring you money if you’re selling the right items. But where should you sell your antiques for the most cash? In my experience, selling at local antique shops will bring you fast money, but not necessarily the most...

7 Best 800 Number Services for Small Businesses in 2019

Have you thought about getting an 800 number for your business? Perhaps you just started a business, and you want the credibility and trust factor of having an 800 number. Or maybe you are an established business, and you want to appeal to a broader client...

What is Student Loan Forbearance and is it Worth it?

If you’ve got student loans you’re repaying, you may have heard people talk about student loan forbearance. But what does it mean to put your student loans into forbearance? And, is it worth it? According to the Federal Student Aid department, the...

6 Best Baby Registry Sites (Amazon, Target and More)

Having a baby is one of the most exciting things to happen in the life of an adult. It can also be very overwhelming. Parenting is hard work, and if you’re heading into parenthood for the first time it’s common to be unsure about everything from...

24 Places to Easily Sell Your Used Electronics (Including Near You)

Life for most of us includes some type of electronic item, whether it’s your phone, your tablet or your laptop. The electronic age isn’t going anywhere. However, it does come with one caveat; a growing pile of no-longer-used electronic items sitting...

21 Best No Medical Exam Life Insurance Companies

Having a life insurance policy is critical to any solid financial plan. Are you financially independent to the point where you’re self-insured? In other words, do you have enough money that your loved ones could cover expenses should you die? if not,...

15 Legit Online Jobs For Teens in 2019

These days, there are a lot more options for making extra cash as a teen. You can look outside of the typical part-time work at McDonald's or mowing lawns. Thanks to the web and an endless variety of apps, many online jobs for teens are available. Many...