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.


7 Ways to Make $30 Fast in 2019

There are many reasons people want or need to make money quickly. Luckily there are a few options for doing so. I can’t tell you how much my life has changed since I found the blessed world of side hustling. Side hustling is often the key to making...

4 Reasons Why You Should Rollover Your 401(k)

It’s the age-old question when leaving an employer: Should I rollover your 401k? The answer to that question depends on a host of different variables. Today we’re going to talk about four reasons why you should consider rolling over your 401(k)...

14 Inexpensive Anniversary Ideas Your Spouse Will Love

Like the rest of the world, us personal finance aficionados like to celebrate special occasions too - we just prefer to do so in a way that ensures our financial goals stay intact. The longer I am married, the more I find that simply being with my husband...

17 Places That Hire 14 and 15 Year Olds in 2019

Are you under 16 years of age and looking for work? Many 14 and 15-year-olds have reasons for wanting to work. You might want to start saving for college early. Or, you might want to start now to save for buying a car when you’re 16. Whatever your...

17 Best Job Search Websites

Are you looking for a job? Luckily, today’s technologically advanced world makes it much easier to find and apply for jobs. No more pounding the pavement, looking for “help wanted” signs.  Instead, job search websites can help you secure part-time,...

The 20 Best Coupon Sites in 2019

Whether you like to shop online or in stores, saving money is great. Taking advantage of coupons can help save you money on your purchases. Thanks to coupon websites, you are no longer limited to the Sunday paper for coupons. There are other ways to save...

8 Best Grocery Delivery Services in 2019

Do you like grocery shopping? Or hate it? Or, the problem might not be that you mind it at all. It may just be that you’re so incredibly busy. More and more grocery delivery services are popping up on the radar these days. There are a variety of reasons...

24 Free Things to Do That Won’t Break the Bank

As we work at paying off our massive amount of consumer debt, having fun things to do is a priority. Making sure that those fun things are affordable is also a priority. Our family of six has set a strict entertainment budget of $60 a month until our...

Decluttr Review: Simplify Your Life and Make Money

Do you have DVDs, electronic and other items lying around the house? If you have items you no longer use, Decluttr might just buy them from you. Decluttr buys used items such as textbooks, DVDs and tech items such as smartphones. In this post, we’ll...

Which is Better Hulu or Netflix?

It's been a little over three years since our family has paid for cable TV, and truth be told we don't miss it a bit. We don't miss the cable-only TV shows, we don't miss the special offerings such as the home improvement channels or science channels, and we...