Amy Beardsley

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Amy Beardsley A 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.

How to Sell Your House in 9 Simple Steps

Putting your home up for sale is a big decision that comes with a lot of questions. The first matter to consider is how to sell your house. Should you contact a listing agent for help? Or sell your house privately?

Amy Beardsley 13 Jun

The Ultimate Credit Monitoring Services Guide: Do I Need One Now?

Credit monitoring is the process of reviewing your credit reports and credit scores to check for mistakes. It’s an opportunity to see if anything looks suspicious or identify evidence of fraud. The faster you find errors, the less damage you’ll get on your credit report.

Amy Beardsley 04 Feb

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

Crowdtap makes it easy to earn extra money from home by allowing users to take part in more than just surveys. If you’re ready for a new opportunity to earn additional cash, Crowdtap can make it happen without requiring a big commitment from you.

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 Ways to Get Netflix for Free

Can you get free Netflix? With no more free trial offer, the options are limited. However, you can still get Netflix for free or at a significant discount.

Amy Beardsley 15 Nov

16 Best Alternatives to Amazon for Shopping Online

Amazon often costs more to shop at than other major retailers. Even if you can afford to spend more to shop at Amazon, why should you? Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon that can save shoppers even more time and money.

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?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could combine a few errands into a single trip? Thanks to stores that give cash back on debit card purchases, you may be able to do your shopping and bank transactions in one location.

Amy Beardsley 30 May

Here’s the Difference Between Credit Cards and Debit Cards

Debit cards and credit cards look almost identical. They each have 16-digit card numbers and security codes. While both offer protection and convenience over carrying cash, there are some major differences between these two card types that could significantly impact your wallet.

Amy Beardsley 29 May