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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7 Best Tax Softwares to File For Free

Many people may not realize that you can file your taxes for free. Several online tax software companies provide certain filers no-fee federal tax filing. Some offer free state filing as well. All the tax software options listed below offer … Read more

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9 Best Jobs to Get Rich (and What it Takes)

Money isn’t everything when it comes to choosing a career. But what if you could find a job to get rich? Sounds ideal? If you’re deciding “what you want to be when you grow up,” you might as well look … Read more

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5 Best Debt Payoff Apps

Getting in debt can be so gradual that you don’t even know how you got there. When I first realized I had more than $4,000 in credit card debt, I was shocked. How was it possible to rack up so … Read more

Haven Life Insurance Review

When you’re looking for a life insurance policy, there are many options on the market. A quick Google search for “term life insurance” returns about 369 million results. This makes it difficult to wade through all the information and purchase … Read more

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17 Best Discount Shopping Websites

If you’re one of 80% of Americans who shop online, you know how great the prices can be. But life is busy. Without time to scour the internet for the best shopping websites, you might miss a low price. Here … Read more

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10 Data Entry Jobs You Can Work From Home

Working from home is a dream for many, but legitimate data entry jobs can be hard to find. A lot of people fall prey to work-at-home scams, so check out each job carefully. Never pay upfront for software or other … Read more

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ValoreBooks Review

ValoreBooks is a great place to get textbook for less. Going to college or university is already an expensive undertaking, even without the cost of books. tuition, room and board can set you back tens of thousands of dollars, so … Read more

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How to Make Money with Youtube

If you’re looking to make money with YouTube, you’re not alone. Each minute, YouTubers upload 400 hours of content. That’s the equivalent of more than 16 days worth of video added to the platform every minute. YouTube is the second … Read more

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15 Best Transcription Jobs

If you’re looking for a flexible work-from-home job that doesn’t require being on the phone or having set hours, try transcription. There are many online companies offering transcriptionist jobs. You can earn real money doing online transcription from the comfort … Read more

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Morningstar Premium Review: Is It Worth It?

If you’ve researched stocks and mutual funds, you’ve likely come across Morningstar. It’s a well-respected company that offers analysis and insights about individual stocks’ investment performance, mutual funds and entire sectors. While you can access basic information for stocks or … Read more

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Is AARP worth it? Benefits, Fees, And More

As you get older, chances are you hear more and more jokes about getting a senior discount. One way to get it is by joining an organization such as the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP for short). Being smart … Read more