Veneta Lusk

Veneta Lusk is an award-winning writer with nearly 14 years of experience. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Her expertise includes personal finance, making money, frugal living, saving money, and building a freelance career.

She has been featured in MSN, The Penny Hoarder, and more.

She loves empowering people to get smart about their finances so they can live their dreams.

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23 Best Games That Pay Real Money

Wouldn’t it be great if you could divert at least part of the time you spend staring at your phone playing game apps to win money? You’re on your phone anyway–you may as well earn some cash while you’re at … Read more

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5 Best Ways to Get an 855 Number

Toll-free numbers have been around for a while, yet most people don’t know how to obtain one for their business. There are several reasons for obtaining an 855 number, which is a type of toll-free number.  Getting an 855 number … Read more

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15 Best Places to Buy Silver Coins, Dollars & More

Many investment options are digital, but some people enjoy investing in tangible assets. This can include anything from real estate and classic cars to even silver coins.  Precious metals tend to maintain their value during bear markets and can help … Read more

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Top 10 Apps Like MobileXpression

If you have MobileXpression installed on your phone, you may enjoy making extra money with little effort on your part. It’s easy to earn by installing the app and leaving it running on your phone. Other apps like MobileXpression can … Read more

7 Best Places to Open a Health Savings Account (HSA)

If your health costs are rising every year, you’re not alone. A recent employer survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that worker’s contributions to health insurance premiums have increased 71 percent since 2009. Over the same period, wages increased … Read more

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10 Best Places to Eat Out for Cheap

While my husband and I enjoy going out to eat, the costs can add up pretty quickly. This is why we’ve figured out ways we can eat out without breaking the bank. If you’re looking to cut costs but don’t … Read more

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17 Best Places to Buy College Textbooks Online

Looking to buy a textbook online? The campus bookstore used to be the best place to buy textbooks. Now, there are many options for the best places to purchase college textbooks online – and save a ton.  Top Places to … Read more

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10 Best Disability Insurance Companies

Disability insurance is an important tool in a person’s finance arsenal that often goes ignored. Building a solid emergency fund is a good start. Still, it will only carry you so far if you become disabled and can’t work for … Read more

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How to Get Out of Payday Loan Debt Legally

Payday loans can end up costing you much more in the long run than you originally intended to borrow. If you’ve ever taken out a payday loan, you’re not alone. In fact, one in 10 people have taken out a … Read more

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8 Ways to Work From Home as a Bookkeeper

If you love working with numbers and spreadsheets are your idea of fun, you can use your skills to earn money from home. Becoming a bookkeeper is a flexible way to make money while having the freedom to create your … Read more