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.

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 It Stacks Up to Other Sites

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

8 Ways to Make Cheap or Free International Calls

Free international calls are possible with the right program. You may have to set up an account to use them for free, but some allow you to make calls without sharing any personal details.

Amy Beardsley 15 Nov

3 Ways to Get Netflix for Free

Can you get free Netflix? The free 30-day trial is an excellent start. To continue the momentum, we’ve set out to find out how to get Netflix for free.

Amy Beardsley 15 Nov

17 Best Alternatives to Amazon for Buying and Selling Your Things

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

40 Christmas Gifts for Her That Are Fun and Romantic

The best Christmas gifts for her don’t have to blow her mind or your Christmas budget. Narrow down the options by keeping her style and interests in mind and don’t be afraid to be creative. It’s the thought that counts.

Amy Beardsley 01 Nov

40 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Dads Who Have Everything

Finding the right gift for dad at Christmas is no easy feat. You don’t have to spend a fortune on Christmas gifts for dad to show him how much you care. He’ll appreciate a thoughtful gift no matter the price tag.

Amy Beardsley 24 Oct

10 Best Investing Books to Read in 2020

The best investment books are a great way to introduce yourself to new strategies and expert opinions. Even if you’re a seasoned investor, you can still learn from this list of the best investing books of all time.

Amy Beardsley 10 Oct

10 Best Business Books to Read in 2020

The best business books can help entrepreneurs, freelancers, and executives improve their lives at home and on the job. And you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to benefit from these books. Anyone can benefit from improving their leadership, management, and communication skills.

Amy Beardsley 12 Sep