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.


How to Make $100/Week Recycling Aluminum Cans

One of the ways you might be able to make decent money on the side is through collecting and recycling aluminum cans. This can be a viable way to make money, but you’ve got to know how to do it in a way that provides the most profit. The money...

24 Places to Easily Sell Your Used Electronics

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...

How to Become a Travel Agent (and Work From Home)

Have you ever thought about what it takes to become a travel agent? Do you like traveling? Do you know how to (or would you like to learn to) find great deals on vacation or travel destinations? Or, are you simply looking to make money from home? Maybe...

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...

50 Ways to Get Free Stickers

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...

5 Ways to Get Money From Scrap Metal

You may have heard or read about people who make money by selling scrap metal. Is this a legit side hustle? And if so, how can you get in on the cash? The truth is that there are a few different ways to make money from scrap metal. However, you have to...

5 Ways to Get Paid For Driving Your Car

Owning a car can be expensive. The average car payment is roughly $482 per month. It would be nice to be able to have some help offsetting that expense. Did you know you can earn cash with your car? There are several companies that will pay you for driving...

Rich Uncles Review: How to Invest in Real Estate with Only $5

One way that many experts suggest investing is through real estate. In some cases, it can produce bigger returns than investing in the stock market. And even if you still invest in the stock market, real estate investments can diversify your holdings,...

14 Best Alternatives to Quicken in 2019

Back in the day, Quicken was “the bomb” when it came to money management. When Quicken first launched in 1983, personal finance nerds everywhere were overjoyed. The personal finance software program allowed people to manage their money on a computer...

Ibotta Review: Can You Really Make Money Buying Groceries?

Have you ever wondered if those shopping apps you hear about really help you save or earn money? Those of you who like saving money might be interested to learn a little more about Ibotta. If you haven’t already heard of Ibotta and its powerful...