Amy Beardsley

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Amy BeardsleyA 2013 Ferris State University graduate with Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Legal Studies, Amy has since leveraged her education into a professional personal finance writing career.

A Huff Post, Money Tips, and Well Kept Wallet published author, she is on a mission to help everyday families develop better money habits and escape the burden of debt.

When she’s not busy with her Editor role at The Balance,  Amy makes her home in Michigan where she serves as a Girl Scout leader and teaches workforce development training to low-skilled workers in her community. When she’s not busy writing about money or perfecting her budget spreadsheet, Amy enjoys playing board games with her family and watching Marvel movies.

To learn more, connect with Amy on LinkedIn.

Crowdtap Review 2022: Pros, Cons, and How Much You Can Earn

If you’re looking for a way to boost your income, paid surveys can be a great side hustle. Answering online surveys for money isn’t a new concept. Over the years, countless sites have started paying users for sharing their opinion. Crowdtap takes it to the next level and makes it easy to earn extra money…

Amy Beardsley 25 Jan

12 Cheap Cell Phone Plans to Consider When Switching Carriers

There are lots of cheaper cell phone plans out there. The amount of money you could save might surprise you, especially if you’re paying for services you don’t need, like unlimited data or unlimited minutes.

Amy Beardsley 18 Nov

3 Legit Ways to Get Netflix for Free

Netflix is one of the top paid streaming options with more than 200 million subscribers. Its original shows and movies have helped the company grow in popularity despite price increases. While the streaming service is a cheaper alternative to cable television, many subscribers on a budget aren’t happy with Netflix hiking up the costs…again.  I’ve…

Amy Beardsley 15 Nov

16 Best Alternatives to Amazon for Shopping Online

Most consumers agree that shopping on Amazon is quick and convenient. It caters to your desire to save time, avoid crowded stores, and you can scroll through thousands of items with a few clicks or swipes. In many ways, Amazon has revolutionized the retail industry for this era of convenience. Amazon was always my go-to…

Amy Beardsley 13 Nov

9 Legit Ways to Get Free Clothes Online

I love free stuff, especially if I don’t have to work that hard to get it. Going online to get free clothes is no exception. It might sound too good to be true, but there are legitimate ways to get free clothes online.

Amy Beardsley 31 Aug

12 Best Website Testing Jobs That Pay You to Test Websites from Home

If you’re looking to start your own online side hustle, getting paid to test websites is an excellent way to increase your income. Online testing companies hire people to work from home and test sites on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Amy Beardsley 20 Aug

Where Can I Get Cash Back with a Debit Card?

Have you ever looked at your to-do list for the day and wondered how you were going to accomplish it all? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could combine a few errands into a single trip? Thanks to stores that give you physical cash back on debit card purchases, you may be able to do…

Amy Beardsley 30 May

How to Ask for a Raise: The Advice No One Ever Gave You

If you haven’t ever asked for a raise, you could be leaving money on the table. A lot of people struggle with asking for a raise when it’s their first job or when they’ve been given more responsibility without an official promotion.

Amy Beardsley 29 May